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Safety and Productivity by Design

Custom Built Goods Hoist eliminates Pit Maintenance

March 30, 2017

Case Study

Industry:  Mining
Product:  Goods Hoist

Australia’s mining boom requires heavy investment in equipment. Safetech has provided a leading Australian miner with a customised Goods Hoist for use in a Pilbara maintenance facility.

Safetech had to establish that its hoist was durable, reliable and designed for the difficult weather conditions that exist in the Pilbara – one of the hottest and most remote mining areas in the world.


Maintenance crews needed the ability to transfer transfer up to 2.5 tonnes of tool boxes, gas bottles, welding equipment and reconditioning parts vertically to a mezzanine floors which provided maximum site usage of storage space 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 all safety problems that previously existed with storage and lifting of equipment on the site.


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. CCTV cameras available 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 guarantees years of trouble free operation.

Other applications:

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