Materials handling

Hazardous manual task risks: 4 management steps

26 August, 2019 | Supplied by: WorkCover Queensland

To help reduce the likelihood of musculoskeletal disorders, WorkCover Qld has released a 4-step guide to managing hazardous manual task risks in the workplace.

New safety signs added to ISO standard

16 August, 2019

New safety signs have been added to the ISO’s Graphical symbols standard — ISO 7010 — to reflect signs used around the world.

WorkSafe WA releases manual task guides for electricians

15 July, 2019

Electricians can now access a set of fact sheets that help highlight risks and prevent injury while performing manual tasks.

WHS Queensland issues guidelines around safe load skate use

27 June, 2019

WHS Queensland has issued guidelines around safe load skate use after a worker was pinned between a wall and an electrical switchboard.

Schmalz JumboFlex High-Stack vacuum tube lifter

06 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Schmalz Australia Pty Ltd

The Schmalz JumboFlex High-Stack is a vacuum tube lifter that can be used to ergonomically stack goods with a maximum weight of 45 kg and up to a height of 2.55 m.

WorkSafe targets falling objects risk

19 February, 2019

WorkSafe is targeting falling object risks during Victorian construction site inspections in coming months, to counter the ongoing incidents and deaths.

Improving workplace health and safety with cobots

10 December, 2018 by Peter Hern, Country Manager, Oceania, Universal Robots | Supplied by: Universal Robots

Manufacturers need to increase their production capabilities and remain competitive, but workplace safety for employees must be taken into consideration.

Implementing anti-slip flooring to boost safety

18 September, 2018 | Supplied by: Big River Group

Anti-slip plywood can be used to improve safety in areas where there is a high level of pedestrian traffic.

Floorsafe Australia Quick-Fix self-adhesive individual tactiles

03 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Floorsafe Australia Pty Ltd

Floorsafe Australia Quick-Fix individual tactiles are DIY self-adhesive tactiles that are quick and simple to install.

C.A.T Series electric forklift range

02 August, 2018 | Supplied by: United Equipment Pty Ltd

The United Forklift and Access Solutions C.A.T Series electric forklift range is designed to provide hygienic, environmentally sustainable and safer systems for all lifting and usage requirements in the warehouse.

Using VR to create a safer training environment

20 July, 2018 | Supplied by: Beca Pty Ltd

Fonterra is using VR safety training that allows employees to navigate its manufacturing and distribution sites, without having to be physically present on site.

What is the safest hi-vis colour?

19 July, 2018 | Supplied by: Amco

On an industrial site, workers are required to wear brightly coloured hi-vis apparel in order to improve their safety.

Simpro Hiflow bin lift system

16 July, 2018 | Supplied by: Simpro Handling Equipment

Hiflow is a high-capacity bin lift system that is designed to grip, lift and empty bins up to 1100 L.

Driverless train safely delivers iron ore

13 July, 2018

The first delivery of iron ore by an autonomous train has been carried out by Rio Tinto in the Pilbara, Western Australia.

Unmanned ground vehicles improve soldier safety

26 June, 2018

Robotics and autonomous systems that will help soldiers safely move heavy loads are being introduced within the Australian Army.

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