Materials handling

Worker dies after falling 1.4 m from pallet rack

08 October, 2020

A Victorian bindery finishing operator has died in hospital after falling approximately 1.4 metres from a pallet rack. The fatality brings the state's toll to 56 — five up on the same time last year.

NSW transport and freight industry receives COVID-19 guidance

14 July, 2020

The NSW Government has released guidance for the transport and freight industry to help navigate and minimise the risks associated with coronavirus.

Online training lifts hydraulic safety accessibility

23 June, 2020 | Supplied by: Enerpac

Enerpac has shifted its series of hydraulic safety training sessions online, to help companies keep their safety knowledge up to date during COVID-19.

Worker crushed unloading light towers marks 25th Vic death

12 June, 2020

A Victorian transport worker has died after he was crushed unloading steel light tower segments from a semitrailer. It brings the state's toll to 25 for 2020.

Rockwell Automation iTRAK 5730 small-frame intelligent track system

05 June, 2020 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

The iTRAK 5730 small-frame intelligent track system allows users to package a variety of products without compromising productivity.

Pallet racking solution protects against forklift impacts

06 April, 2020 | Supplied by: ACP Australian Custom Pipes Pty Ltd

This pallet racking protection solution features a shock deflector that is made from a tough polymer designed to withstand significant impact from forklifts.

Metal tubing manufacturer fined after worker breaks leg

03 April, 2020

Trans Vent Spiral, a Penrith tubing manufacturer, has been fined $90,000 for breaching the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, after a worker broke his leg.

Young farmer crushed by silo on Victoria farm

30 March, 2020

WorkSafe Victoria is pleading for those in the agriculture sector to prioritise safety, following the death of a farm worker who was crushed beneath a silo.

Winching solution keeps underground mining moving safely

12 March, 2020 | Supplied by: Hydraulink

Australian Certified Winches, in collaboration with Hydraulink, has developed a winch capable of hauling 100 tonnes, for underground mining operations.

Worker crushed to death by falling steel beam

06 March, 2020

A worker has died after being struck by a falling steel beam at a residential construction site in Melbourne; WorkSafe Victoria is investigating.

E2S Warning Signals integrated signalling assemblies

04 March, 2020 | Supplied by: Parkfield Communications Ltd

E2S integrated signalling assemblies are available in multiple configurations, with preconfigured solutions to reduce the cost of on-site installation.

WorkSafe Vic unpacks risks of unloading shipping containers

11 February, 2020

WorkSafe Victoria has issued a reminder about the risks of unpacking shipping containers, after an employee was crushed to death by truck body panels.

Fleet management systems in materials handling

24 January, 2020 by Grahame Don* | Supplied by: RCT

Grahame Don sets out the advantages of fleet management systems for managers that can further optimise safety in the materials handling industry.

Qube multi-lift vacuum unit

24 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Qube Holdings

The multi-lift vacuum unit developed by Qube enables the safe handling of coated pipes, and loading and unloading through wireless technology.

Melbourne man crushed to death by falling truck panels

23 January, 2020

A man has died after a stack of 3.6 tonne panels fell on him as they were being unloaded from a shipping container in Carrum Downs, Victoria.

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