Materials handling

Reminder over hazards of fragile roofing materials

05 July, 2016

Employers and workers are being reminded about the hazards of working on or near brittle roofing materials.

Awards to highlight manual handling innovations

22 June, 2016

If you've got an innovation to share that helps to prevent manual handling injuries in the workplace, there's still time to enter the 2016 WorkSafe Victoria Awards.

When blowing in the wind improves mine safety

13 June, 2016

A wind-powered device is helping to maintain visibility and ensure the safety of workers on mine sites in South Australia.

Powered hand truck reducing injuries

03 June, 2016 | Supplied by: Makinex Construction Products

An innovative powered hand truck is reducing shoulder and back injuries related to manual handling tasks in the workplace.

Larson Electronics LEDWL-FKLT-BLUE Forklift Warning Spotlight

25 May, 2016 | Supplied by: Larson Electronics

The LEDWL-FKLT-BLUE Forklift Warning Spotlight is designed to warn pedestrians and bystanders when they are in the path of an oncoming forklift.

GenieGrips forklift anti-slip mats and tyne caps

24 May, 2016 | Supplied by: GenieGrips Pty Ltd

The GenieGrips range of forklift anti-slip mats and tyne caps offers a safe way to transport goods by forklift using high-strength rubber compounds to protect against damage and scrapes, while also offering good grip to prevent loads from sliding.

Wearlon LiNNOTAM range cast polyamide roller wheels

18 May, 2016 | Supplied by: Cut To Size Plastics Pty Ltd

The Wearlon LiNNOTAM range of cast polyamide roller wheels is suitable for OEM use and clean and green metal replacement in various industries including manufacturing, mining, transport and construction.

Equipois Zero G Tool Handler 

01 May, 2016 | Supplied by: Safety MITS Pty Ltd

The Equipois Zero G Tool Handler allows workers to manoeuvre heavy tools with weightless efficiency and safety. It is suitable for a diverse range of industries, including mining, construction, aerospace, automotive and defence.

Toyota automated guided forklift range

12 April, 2016 | Supplied by: Toyota Material Handling Australia Pty Ltd

Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) has introduced of a range of automatic guided vehicle (AGV) forklifts, suitable for warehouse, storage and production environments where repetitive movements are common.

Don't slip up — deal with your workplace hazards

01 April, 2016 by Yvette McLaughlin and Sam Jackson at Sparke Helmore Lawyers* | Supplied by: Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Although not often considered as serious as other workplace hazards, slips, trips and falls by workers potentially expose employers to significant liability from both a civil and work health and safety (WHS) perspective.

Winery increases fruits of labour with custom-built forklift

29 March, 2016 | Supplied by: Toyota Material Handling Australia Pty Ltd

A custom-made forklift for boutique winery Ocean Eight is yielding improved efficiencies for all of its material handling needs.

Wirth Oktopus glass lifter

21 March, 2016 | Supplied by: Kennards Lift & Shift

The Oktopus from Wirth is a dual-vacuum industrial lifter designed to reduce safety hazards when installing heavy glass panels on buildings.

Female plumbers breaking trade stereotypes

10 March, 2016

When Helen Yost expressed an interest in plumbing as a trade, she was told by a male boss “girls don’t plumb” — but that hasn’t stopped her.

Materials handling improvements for coal and ore

03 March, 2016 | Supplied by: T.W. Woods Construction Pty Ltd

A new generation of coal and ore materials handling technology is being introduced to Australasian and international markets by a group that engineers chutes and complementary systems to permit faster conveyor belt speeds, greater throughput, fewer breakdowns and enhanced safety.

Genie Super Boom SX-150 telescopic boom lift

22 December, 2015 | Supplied by: Genie Australia

Genie has added to its Super Boom product family with the Genie SX-150 telescopic boom lift, suitable for construction, maintenance, telecommunications, gas and oil refineries, chemical maintenance and utility applications.

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