Materials handling

Heavy equipment stabilisation: the fall of timber

20 November, 2015 | Supplied by: Cribbing and Matting Co Pty Ltd

When it comes to the stabilisation of heavy equipment, the use of timber blocks presents a worrying series of inefficiencies and safety risks.


Tipping trailer design nabs safety award

05 November, 2015 | Supplied by: Whelans Group Investments

A major safety award has been given to an innovative trailer design that is expected to change the safety of tipper trucks and potentially save lives in the construction industry.


Pacific Hoists Challenger charity-supporting materials handling range

02 October, 2015 | Supplied by: Pacific Hoists Pty Ltd

The Challenger charity-supporting range of materials handling products now includes the Drum Lifter, Manual Lifter Trolley and Electric Lifter Trolley.


Safe materials handling solution on steep site

24 September, 2015 | Supplied by: Kennards Lift & Shift

A safe conveying solution for shifting 70 t of soil in a challenging excavation environment was provided by Kennards Hire Lift & Shift in SA.


Raidho DeskTopper stand-up-at-work desk solution

23 September, 2015 | Supplied by: Raidho Solutions

The Australian-designed Raidho DeskTopper is a stable and ergonomic stand-up-at-work solution.


Adept Direct Portable Telescopic Lead Stand

21 September, 2015 | Supplied by: Adept Direct - Cable Rollers & Lead Stands

Adept Direct has updated its Portable Telescopic Lead Stand, designed to minimise trips, slips and falls on building construction and other workplaces that use hoses, leads, pneumatic air lines or power tool cables.


Robot takes away the grunt work and operates safely beside humans

07 September, 2015 | Supplied by: Sensorplex Pty Ltd

The UR10 robot has helped Swedish food company Orkla Foods streamline production and reduce repetitive and manual lifting for workers without extensive safety installations.


Reducing manual handling in a WA crushing plant

18 August, 2015 | Supplied by: Kinder Australia Pty Ltd

A Pilbara-based crushing plant in Western Australia has reduced its manual handling risks after implementing a wear liner system by Kinder & Co.


Manual handling — What to look for now?

06 August, 2015 by Jeremy Trotman, Senior Hygienist, JTA Health, Safety + Noise | Supplied by: JTA Health, Safety & Noise Specialists

In 2014 Safe Work Australia published some good news statistics: 2011–12 — serious workers compensation claims with "muscular stress while lifting, carrying, or putting down objects" listed as the mechanism of injury were down on the previous year by 21%. Even better, this was no statistical aberration; it reflected a general downward trend since 2000–01.


Amco U-Tred anti-slip stair nosing

05 August, 2015 | Supplied by: Amco

The U-Tred anti-slip cleats can be quickly installed onto open grid-type steps used in the mining, construction and agricultural industries.


Time running out to convert to the national high risk work licence

22 July, 2015

Workers who operate forklifts and cranes or other high risk equipment have only six weeks left before the deadline closes for converting to the new national high risk work licence.


Konecranes Smarton crane

09 July, 2015 | Supplied by: Konecranes Australia

The Konecranes Smarton overhead crane includes high-tech features that are designed to improve its safety and efficiency capabilities.


Remote control safety solution for construction applications

25 June, 2015

A remote-controlled excavator engineered to provide a safer work environment and eliminate manual handling risks has won the 2015 National AWA Water Industry Safety Excellence Award. The solution could also have wider applications in the construction industry.


Australian technology transforming safety in workplaces globally

22 May, 2015 | Supplied by: dorsaVi Pty Ltd

During May this year, medical device company dorsaVi secured its first OHS contract in the United States with construction and mining equipment manufacturer Caterpillar. It also signed with its first two UK-based OHS customers - the London Underground and VINCI Construction UK.


Allied Pickfords plastic crates and skates

15 May, 2015 | Supplied by: Allied Pickfords

The Allied Pickfords plastic crates and skates are designed to replace cardboard boxes when packing and relocating files and items for business removals.


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