Materials handling

Guide to help reduce work-related driving deaths and injuries

28 November, 2008

To help curb the high incidence of deaths and injuries from work-related driving, WorkSafe Victoria has published a guide for companies to use to develop safe driving programs.

WA roadblocks reveal transport safety improvements and concerns

28 November, 2008

A safety campaign on commercial transport companies in WA has revealed mixed outcomes. Improvements were seen in compliance to transport safety; however, WorkSafe were concerned over the high incidence of drivers not taking mandatory rest breaks.

Bulk transport of supply stock

20 November, 2008 | Supplied by:

T.U.T. (The Ultimate Trolley) features a fully motorised drive system, electric/hydraulic lifting, and a 300 kg lift capacity. It is suitable for bulk transport of supply stock from one area to another.

TWU calls for immediate action on government transport report

18 November, 2008

The Transport Workers Union is backing a recent governement report that recommends mandatory safe rates for the heavy vehicle industry, calling for its immediate implementation.

Electric transport

18 November, 2008

Varley Electric Vehicles provide fume-free operation, reliability, quietness and simple maintenance.


18 November, 2008

The Mini and Midi Coax Silencers have been designed to lower sound level when using the Coax cartridges for direct integration or when using them on the Vacuum Gripper Systems VGS or the pump unit PMAT/Vactrap platforms.

Forklift fun comes at a cost

17 November, 2008

WorkSafe Victoria has prosecuted a young man who posted his dangerous stunts on a forklift on YouTube, costing him his job and forklift licence.

Linde Materials Handling FleetFocus vehicle management system

13 November, 2008 | Supplied by: Linde Materials Handling

FleetFocus is a vehicle management system that allows site activities to be better monitored and thereby improve materials handling safety.

Warehouse column guards

11 November, 2008 | Supplied by: Protect It

The Protect-it column guards and pallet rack protectors are designed to avert occupational health and safety problems in warehouses and cold stores by protecting racking systems from damage caused by impact from forklift. The guards form an impact-absorbing barrier around the racking posts.

Structural column protection

11 November, 2008 | Supplied by: Protect It

Protect-it Maxi structural column guards provide structural column protection against forklift or vehicle impact in areas such as warehouses and cold stores (effective to -40°C) or other facilities where column damage is a concern.

HWSA National campaign to reduce manual task injuries

05 November, 2008

A nationwide campaign has been instigated by workplace safety authorities, aiming to reduce the high incidence of injuries from manual handling tasks incurred by workers in the transportation and storage of goods in the retail, wholesale and storage industries.

WorkSafe Victoria 2008 safety awards

01 November, 2008

Eight people and companies with an extraordinary commitment to making workplaces safer were recognised for their achievements at the 20th Annual WorkSafe Victoria Awards.

2008 SRCC Safety Awards

24 October, 2008

The SRCC Safety awards recognise the contributions made by both individuals and organisations in promoting safer workplaces and assisting injured workers return to work.

WorkSafe Victoria blitz to prevent manual handling injuries

22 October, 2008

An intensive safety inspection campaign will endeavour to minimise manual handling injuries in Victoria.

New high-risk work regulations

13 October, 2008

The Occupational Health and Safety (Safety Standards) Regulations 1994 have been revised for high-risk work.

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