none

GRAB ATTACHMENT FOR SAFE HANDLING OF GAS CYLINDERS

03-05-2019
by 
in 

Large gas cylinders can be bulky, heavy and awkward to handle. With most accidents and injuries involving gas cylinders happening during handling or transportation, safe practices are essential for moving them in and around the workplace.

Using specialised handling equipment helps reduce the health and safety risks involved with manual handling techniques such as sliding, dragging, unassisted lifting and edge rolling of cylinders. Trolleys, forklifts or other mechanical lifting devices are required to prevent manual handling injuries, cylinder damage and chemical hazards.

For productivity and safety, a gas cylinder grab attachment on a forklift is the best practice to manage risks during loading and unloading.

With over 35 years’ experience, East West Engineering, Australia’s leading materials handling brand, recognises the importance of equipment designed to handle specific tasks.

“Increased legislation of workplace safety and rising costs have contributed to the increased demand for specialised equipment,” says National Sales Manager Todd Darvall.

“Specialised equipment like the HGA01 Gas Cylinder Grab allows the forklift operator to grab, lift and transport gas cylinders of most sizes around the worksite, helping to save time and labour costs while reducing workplace health and safety risks caused by manual handling or use of non-specialised handling equipment.

“The HGA01 Gas Cylinder Grab features a long arm reach for ease in loading and unloading cylinders from a pallet or truck and can pick out a single cylinder without disturbing the others.”

Whether cylinders are manually wheeled on a trolley, or lifted or transported by forklift, crane or vehicle, handling equipment must be designed to secure them in an upright position.

“Load binders securely fasten the cylinders to prevent them from falling over or knocking about during transport in our TGC2/4 Gas Cylinder Trolleys, GB-CM2 Gas Cylinder Cage and SGC80 Gas Cylinder Stillage Cage,” says Darvall.

“Products in our gas cylinder handling range are designed to assist our customer to not only comply with WHS legislation and Australian Standards, but provide a safer working environment.”

East West Engineering
1800 061 998
www.eastwesteng.com.au

Related news & editorials

  1. 22.10.2020
    22.10.2020
    by      In
    When drive belts aren’t tensioned correctly your production line loses productivity.
    Its not always easy to tension a belt correctly but OPTIBELT has the solution.
    The OPTIBELT TT Frequency Tension tester can check the tension of your drive belts by measuring the frequency through vibration.
    It... Read More
  2. 15.10.2020
    15.10.2020
    by      In
    Cumulative global sales of Epson’s EcoTank high-capacity ink tank inkjet printers recently topped 50 million units.
    Epson first launched EcoTank high-capacity ink tank inkjet printers in October 2010, in Indonesia. The company then steadily expanded the territory over which EcoTank printers were... Read More
  3. 15.10.2020
    15.10.2020
    by      In
    Backplane Systems Technology is proud to present iBase’s VINO2100, an intelligent face mask and body temperature detection system powered by Intel® OpenVINO-based iVINO AI recognition software.
    The VINO2100 is an all-in-one platform featuring a 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7600U processor and a 21.5”... Read More
  4. 13.10.2020
    13.10.2020
    by      In
    Of all the materials handling tasks that exists in industry today the simple act of lifting goods from one level to another is probably the most dangerous manual task there is.
    Fortunately the materials handling industry has developed a wide array of solutions to assist with the lifting of goods.
    A... Read More