Materials handling

Live cable reels

18 August, 2008

The Hannay cable reels are a series of industrial-duty, long-lasting spring rewind reels for live electric cable to power tools, lights, machinery and generator lines. The quick and convenient spring rewind saves time and the heavy-duty steel construction of the reels stands up to demanding field use.

Drum vacuum

18 August, 2008

The Mini Reversible Drum VAC System is a powerful liquid vacuum, capable of vacuuming 20 L of liquid in less than 10 s. With the turn of a knob, the pump empties the drum, eliminating the need for dumping.

Anti-slip floor treatment

18 August, 2008

Grip Activator is a floor treatment that minutely alters the tread pattern of the floor surface and greatly increases slip resistance.

Inspectors focus on furniture-making industry

18 August, 2008

WorkSafe WA will launch an inspection campaign in the furniture (cabinet-making) industry next month to reduce injuries in the sector.

Anti-slip stair tread

18 August, 2008

The Everlast rubber stair tread is suitable for steps and landings, offering slip resistance under both wet and dry conditions.

Drum trolley

18 August, 2008

The Multi Purpose Drum Trolley is easy to load due to its swing axle, which moves the load centre back as users tilt the drum until it comes to rest on four wheels.

Safety screens

18 August, 2008

Aztex Liftwell screens are lightweight for ease of handling and transport. The screens weigh only 40 kg, but still comply with the necessary OHS requirements, including National Standard for Plant. All the necessary handling and other information is located on the front of the door.


18 August, 2008

The Dodge MagnaGear XTR is a reducer gearbox family for heavy-duty material handling applications. The product complements the Dodge CST (controlled start transmission), which combines a gearbox with a clutch.

OHS guidelines on lifting

18 August, 2008

WorkSafe Victoria has released a list of the most common injuries related to manual lifting, in relation to industry types. Back injuries make up almost half of all claims received.

Forklift barrier

18 August, 2008

The Barrier Security Products forklift channel rails feature an outwardly facing, 200 x 6 mm thick galvanised channel, to trap the fork tines and prevent them from deflecting up and into pedestrian traffic.

Comparing workers comp across ANZ

12 August, 2008

The latest edition of the Comparison of Workers’ Compensation Arrangements in Australia and New Zealand was released by the Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC) recently.

Call for comment on proposed construction induction code

04 August, 2008

WorkCover NSW is inviting public comment on the implementation of the National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work in NSW.

WorkSafe lifts the bar on crane safety

31 July, 2008

New guidance to help improve the safety of people who own, use or maintain bridge and gantry cranes has been released by WorkSafe Victoria.

Annual Comparative Performance Monitoring report

17 July, 2008

The ninth CPM report contains 25 indicators that provide a range of information designed to help gauge the success of different approaches to reduce the incidence of work-related injury and disease.

Outcomes of ASCC meeting

08 July, 2008

Several important decisions to lead and coordinate national efforts to prevent workplace death, injury and disease were made at the ASCC’s eighth meeting, held recently in Canberra.

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