Goods hoist for iron ore mining in the Pilbara

Australia’s mining boom has created plenty of investment in new lifting equipment.  Safetech has just provided an iron ore miner with a Goods Hoist for use in their Pilbara maintenance facility.

To win the order it was essential that Safetech’s  Goods Hoist was both reliable and suited to an outdoor environment.

The maintenance crew needed a heavy duty hoist that could transfer up to 2.5 tonnes of tool boxes, gas bottles, welding equipment and reconditioning parts to a mezzanine floors which allowed the facility operator to maximise site usage in a safe and efficient manner.

A custom 2.5 tonne Safetech goods hoists was designed especially for the site. Design features included 2 pack epoxy paint, heavy duty steel slat, powered roller doors and a remote power pack with IP56 switch gear. None of these options are unusual for Safetech and a custom size deck was also included with 5.4 M travel between floors. The hoist was also clad in metrospan – heavy duty colorbond with weatherproof flashings.
The result is a robust, easy to use 2.5 tonne freight lift that has eliminated the safety problems that previously existed with storage and lifting of equipment on the site.

The Safetech Goods Hoist / Freight Hoist is the perfect way to move goods between floor levels. Our new generation hoists provide customers with a new level of features and custom build.

Goods Hoists can be positioned internally or sited external to a building. They are commonly used to move goods to a mezzanine or first floor level or to take product down into a basement.


  • Low height less than 40 mm – no pit required for most applications. Save on install time and money. Pit maintenance eliminated
  • Unique customer friendly controls - Our hoists use a stainless steel, intuitive user interface that is easy to use.
  • Safetech's design ensures that most service operations can be conducted from within the booth.
  • Freight hoist dimensions can be supplied to your exact requirements
  • On Board hydraulic power unit standard for most models

The durable construction of Safetech goods hoists also guarantees years of trouble free operation.

Other applications include;

  • Mezzanine / between floor lifts
  • Warehouses
  • Factories
  • Office lifts
  • Car dealerships
  • Distribution centres
  • Shopping centres
  • Self Storage facilities
  • Residential Apartments
  • Mining
  • Supermarkets