Workplace Health and Safety Queensland confirm there have been numerous incidents at Queensland workplaces this year involving cranes and lifting equipment that had the potential to cause serious injury to workers.
Enerpac 40t Mini-Lift gantries compactly move machinery and equipment in hard-to-access spaces. Read more
Fresh ideas to reduce workplace harm and improve outcomes for injured workers are being funded through a new WorkSafe grants program.
In late 2020, Wadonga based Dunn’s Twin City Cranes (DTCC) were issued with a Prohibition Notice by Worksafe Victoria. DTCC successfully appealed the notice and consultation with the regulator has allowed CICA to form a steering committee and discussions with Work Safe Victoria around lifting personnel using work boxes have begun.
Konecranes CraneQ Geometric Survey keeps overhead cranes in line to maximise uptime and safety.
The purpose of this article is to provide generic advice on inspection regimes for fall arrest equipment incorporating energy-absorbing lanyards and harnesses made from webbing and various attachment fittings, providing protection against equipment failure in falls from a height.
TRT Australia experienced a very strong finish to 2020. Marc Baumback was appointed to the role of country manager in October and started just in time to see the handover of the first of six TIDD PC28s to Cranecorp Australia. November 2020 saw leading equipment distributor, Ronco Group appointed as the Western Australian distributor for TIDD.
The Crosby Group recently announced it had acquired BlokCorp and launched a Technology Solutions business unit specializing in market-leading camera & alert systems for a safer and more efficient lifting industry.
Improving safety in crane operations is a constant goal for the industry. The development of a wireless load controlling system demonstrates it is possible to eliminate personnel from being in close proximity to a suspended load.
David W Solomon, executive officer safety and risk Master Builders Association NSW and board member for The Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA) examines the issues related to Lost Time Injuries (LTI) and how this is impacting businesses and the construction sector in general.