Materials handling

Finding a more ergonomic solution for moving heavy loads

01 November, 2017 | Supplied by: Rotacaster Wheel Pty Limited

Ergonomic safety is crucial for workers who are required to shift heavy loads as part of their role.

King Group Eziloader ground level loading trailer

26 October, 2017 | Supplied by: Eziloader

The King Group Eziloader ground level loading trailer is designed to provide an easy-to-use and safe method of loading and unloading a trailer.

Supermarket trolley technology rounds up a WHS solution

09 October, 2017 | Supplied by: Lockelec Innovation

Billed as the 'sheep dog of supermarket trolleys', a Bluetooth remote-controlled innovation was designed to provide a manual-handling solution for Coles supermarkets.

Pronal CLT lifting cushions

26 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Air Springs Supply Pty Ltd

Pronal CLT lifting cushions can be easily transported by 4WD or helicopter.

Rotacaster bread crate Rotatruck

18 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Rotacaster Wheel Pty Limited

The Rotacaster bread crate Rotatruck is an easy, quick and safe way to handle multiple bread crates.

Physical resilience in ageing workers

12 September, 2017 by Steve Walz and Terry Wong, Move 4 Life | Supplied by: Move 4 Life Pty Limited

Everyone is getting older, but having so many people getting older at the same time is creating a challenge for government, the economy and, of course, workplaces. Part of the consequence of this demographic shift is that people are expected to work till they are much older, past the traditional retirement ages of 58, 60 and 65.

Rotacaster All-Terrain Rotatruck hand truck

01 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Rotacaster Wheel Pty Limited

Moving things doesn't need to be a wrestling match between the user, the load and the hand truck.

Avoiding musculoskeletal injury in the workplace

07 August, 2017 | Supplied by: Rotacaster Wheel Pty Limited

The manual sorting of bulky mailbags opens up the risk of musculoskeletal injuries for workers.

Rotatruck delivers a milk crate solution for Woolworths

27 July, 2017 | Supplied by: Rotacaster Wheel Pty Limited

Woolworths was looking for a solution to improve its back-of-store operations, resupplying milk into the rear-loading display fridges. The challenge was to increase productivity, reduce staff injuries and improve the user experience.

VELCRO Brand LOGISTRAP re-usable straps

10 July, 2017 | Supplied by: Velcro Australia Pty Ltd

VELCRO Brand LOGISTRAP straps enable quick and easy palletising of cartons to replace shrinkwrap and banding methods.

Is hazardous manual handling the only enemy?

05 June, 2017 by Matt Forner, APA Occupational Health Physiotherapist, Axis Rehabilitation at Work | Supplied by: Axis Rehabilitation at Work

As an occupational health physiotherapist, I spend much of my time assessing and managing workers who have sustained musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) whilst performing workplace manual tasks.

EXAIR small 316 stainless steel cabinet cooler systems

23 May, 2017 | Supplied by: Compressed Air Australia Pty Ltd

The EXAIR small 316 stainless steel cabinet cooler systems with electronic temperature control keep electrical enclosures cool with -7°C air, while maintaining the NEMA 4X rating of the enclosure and resisting the heat that could adversely affect the internal components.

Dematic ColbyRACK range pallet guides

22 May, 2017 | Supplied by: Dematic Pty Ltd

The Dematic ColbyRACK range pallet guides increase safety for forklift operators, removing pallets from high storage levels in warehouses and distribution centres (DCs).

Paramedic injuries could be reduced by powered stretchers

20 April, 2017

Paramedics with access to powered stretchers are less likely to be injured on the job, a new study has found.

Safe lifting and positioning technology used at Westfield

19 April, 2017 | Supplied by: Enerpac Div/Actuant Australia

The installation of skylights at a busy shopping centre requires technology that enables the process to be carried out safely and efficiently.

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