Materials handling

Combustion vs electric: which is safer?

15 September, 2006 by Wendy Cramer

Sales of electric forklifts are fast catching up to their combustive cousins. Advances in battery-powered technology have seen more businesses take advantage of some of the unique safety advantages of this emission-free alternative


Free safety assessments in Kimberley

04 September, 2006

Kimberley businesses can take advantage of a free three-hour on-site visit by an independent WorkSafe WA consultant throughout September.


A $25,000 fine, but no injuries

22 August, 2006

A Perth construction company has been fined $25,000 after a crane toppled over on a building site, even though no-one was injured.


Safety cutter

14 August, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.martor.com.au

The Megasafe 116001 cutter has a 0.63 mm thick blade highly suitable for use with virtually any type of material. The ergonomically styled heavy-duty cutter, made of aluminium, provides for controlled cutting operations.


Making slippery floors safer

14 August, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.antislip.com.au

Help protect yourself, your staff and the public from slip/fall accidents with proven Anti Slip floor safety treatment applied by our professional applicators.


Ucrete DP flooring technology

14 August, 2006 | Supplied by: Degussa Construction Chemicals Australia Pty Ltd

Ucrete DP utilises unique heavy duty polyurethane resin technology that combines extreme floor durability with a non-slip finish.


ACT businesses to provide proof of insurance

11 August, 2006

A new compliance initiative by ACT WorkCover will see more than 550 businesses receive a request in coming weeks to provide evidence of a valid workers compensation policy.


Confusion over labour hire prosecutions

10 August, 2006

A spate of prosecutions has seen labour hire companies held accountable for the safety of employees they ‘on-hire’ to other employers.


Timber worker death takes the week's toll to three

26 July, 2006

A 62-year-old truck driver has died after a log being loaded onto his truck fell and hit him.


Forklift crash claims life

21 July, 2006

A man has died in hospital 10 months after his forklift tipped and crushed him.


Ergonomic lifting equipment

13 July, 2006 | Supplied by: Fanquip

The extensive range of Actisafe lift tables is distributed by Fanquip.


Safety warning for forklift operators

07 July, 2006

Forklift owners and operators have been warned of the potential safety risks associated with the hiring or buying of equipment with unfamiliar control pedals.


Manual crane system

13 June, 2006 | Supplied by: Global Track Australia

The overhead manual crane system from Global Track claims to address common problems found in manufacturing facilities - overhead cranes are often plagued by inefficiencies because of static designs. Prone to jamming and requiring significant operator exertion, Global Track's current models can increase production costs and reduce worker injury risk.


Bin emptying machine

13 June, 2006 | Supplied by: Wrightway Products

The Dumpmaster bin emptying machine is already being used throughout supermarkets, hospitals, factories and the hospitality industry for safe bin and container emptying in a diverse range of situations, particularly where space restrictions apply.


Forklift safety and security systems at NMW

25 May, 2006

Products for forklifts and other industrial equipment will be released by Dunham Instruments at Matex during National Manufacturing Week, to be held at Sydney’s Darling Harbour from May 30 to June 2.


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