Nathan Rose is one of Safetech’s sales veterans, handling the high paced and rapidly changing Western Australian market for the last 7 Years.
But with 20+ years of industry experience, Nathan will now be taking the reins from John Fortunato to cover our South Australian customers.
John has helped Safetech develop a strong SA presence, but will now be focusing on Victoria as that market continues to grow.
Upon receiving the news, Nathan told us he was excited to extend his reach across the country. He’s keen to develop some strong bonds with our SA customers and learn more about the state, the projects and the people there.
He was also proud to be the Safetech representative with the greatest geographical reach of anyone in the company.
Nathan will be a part-time resident, visiting the area regularly each month.
With an in-depth knowledge of all Safetech products, if you’re in South Australia and need assistance with your project, get in touch.
11m high and 7.5m long – you won’t find a bigger vehicle mounted elevated work platform anywhere else!
Safetech’s largest EWP has just rolled out the door fitted to a Scania P380 XT that will help cut mining operators’ costs and improve safety and efficiency.
To assist a major mining company undertake safe maintenance of its biggest machinery, Scania’s special vehicles division tasked Safetech with creating an elevated work platform that was not only highly manoeuvrable on rough terrain, but also withstand the harsh Australian conditions found on arid mining sites
It’s main function is to prevent the costly exercise of mining machinery and its components being removed from site for repairs or maintenance, as well as provide an ergonomic platform for workers.
By raising materials and crew up to 11 m into the air and being able to extend the traversing platform laterally as much as 3 m, the 7.5 m long platform becomes a very solid and versatile place from which to undertake servicing, installation or repair work.
The EWP is rated to lift a payload of up to 1.5-tonnes. The wide opening side and rear gates allow forklifts to load materials directly on the platform, reducing the need for cranes to lift materials to the machinery
When deployed, it sits securely on chassis mounted outriggers, rather than extending outwards, giving the platform a more compact footprint. Ensuring a stable and safe working position
Auto levelling control system with a digital readout allows the truck to be levelled out perfectly before extending the platform upwards for greater stability.
Safetech engineers designed the EWP with the clients needs in mind, some of these features include: Auto levelling stabilisers, motorised access stairs, traversing platform and intuitive control system including remote diagnostics.
In addition to personnel anchor points and tie-downs, control panels and safety gates, the platform also boasts compressed air lines on retractable hose reels and work lights, as well as a non-slip aluminium floor.
Scania’s Business Manager, Mining, Rene Van Oppen says the Scania XT was the perfect choice for the EWP mounting.
“Working with Safetech we knew that the Scania chassis would be a good fit for the EWP they were designing because Scania puts a lot of effort into being easy to integrate with body control modules as well as securing to the chassis.
“And because there are many Scania trucks in operation on mine sites, it makes sense for mining operators to specify the Scania as the workhorse for this EWP concept.
“Since beginning this project with Safetech there has been a lot of industry interest in the concept, and we are confident that other mining operators around the county and potentially across the globe, will be able to see the benefits of this EWP design.
“This gives mining operators so much more flexibility, as well as the opportunity to reduce downtime on their big machines or infrastructure, so it could literally save them millions of dollars per year,” Rene says.
Features on Platform:
Double Swing Gate
Access swing gate at front
Sliding gates on one side
Fall restraint anchor points
Tie down points
Air hose reels (20m hose length)
Single phase 240v, 15a GPO’s (Clipsal 56c315 or similar)
Work led lights on extendable mounting pole
Area lighting below platform (6x)
Platform floor chequer plate with non-slip grit.
Features on Base:
Manually operated access stairs with swing gate at top.
Single phase, 240v, 32a power inlet for platform gpo’s (clipsal 56ai332 or similar).
Inlet for connection of external air compressor.
Water tank and soap holder
Hand pump for manually retracting platform extension.
Elphinstone Pty Ltd have fitted their centre mount WR810 chassis with the Safetech designed Elevated Work Platform.
Attention to detail was important due to the heavy duty mobile application and hostile environment in which it operates. But with quality components and proven engineering solutions, the platform has a 100% duty cycle as well as a high level of user safety and ergonomics.
Safetech endeavours to work with and supply products to those who share our vision of quality design and durability. The Elphinstone team confidently fits that category, with their extensive experience in developing robust custom vehicles. We thank them for getting us on board.
Designed to AS 1418.10 standards
4.2m of lift height
Twin side access gates
Heavy duty handrails with removable rear section and tool drop prevention mesh
Our Mobile Elevated Work Platforms can be fitted to a wide range of vehicles. From the above heavy-duty vehicle, Heavy Rigid trucks and small commercial FWD.
For more information visit our website, or contact one of our product specialists.
After being nominated amongst a field of prestigious competition, Safetech was announced as manufacturer of the year in the medium business category at this year’s Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards.
To receive this honour from our peers is especially rewarding. The Victorian Manufacturing Awards are judged by people involved in manufacturing and the winners are companies that have demonstrated sustained excellence in performance. It’s a bit like winning the players award in AFL or NRL.
The night is attended by manufacturers, manufacturing consultants and the government agencies associated with business development – all work in manufacturing and understand the challenges, the global competitiveness and what it takes to succeed in manufacturing.
Virginia Trioli hosted and our award for Best Manufacturer – medium sized business – was one of the 3 major awards – Best Small, Medium and Large Manufacturer. We were thrilled to simply be a finalist and I thought that would be it. To win was a wonderful surprise and made for a very exciting night.
It’s a team win – this award recognises the engineering and manufacturing excellence of Safetech over many years. Our focus on customers and delivering the best, most innovative products and supporting them after the sale is at the heart of our success.
Another quality Mobile Elevated Work Platforms by Safetech
We have some big news coming up at Safetech. While we cannot say what it is exactly, what we can tell you is that it centers around one of the most sophisticated Mobile EWPs we have ever built.
But as an appetiser, check out this clever Service MEWP built for O’Brien AutoGlass.
Built to aid in the replacement and maintenance the windscreens of buses and trucks. Working up high on a stable, durable and ergonomic platform has really helped the team improve efficiency and safety.
A flap on the left side of the truck folds down allowing the technicians to get right up close to the vehicle in question.
A range of platform mounted supports and mounts provide workers with all they need to work at the elevated level without coming down for additional tools or components.
The best designs elements are often the ones you cannot see. At Safetech we are proud of the way this scissor lift platform and all its mechanisms tie-in seamlessly with the rest of the truck.
To have a chat with us about a tailored solution to suit your application, give us a call. 1800 674 566
4 Freight Hoists have been installed, complimenting the premium finish of this world class facility.
Our proven and reliable Freight Hoist has been a staple of many self-storage facilities around the country. Storage King in Marsden Park are one of the latest to reap the benefits of Australia’s finest Goods Hoist. Continue Reading…
FRM installed Freight Mate is a critical link for Buckby Motors in Tasmania
A custom Freight Mate in Buckby Motor’s Galvin Street facility is being utilized to facilitate the 2 levels of their refurbished service centre.
With customers, service and spare parts sales at the upper level and deliveries at the lower level the Freight Mate forms a vital link in transporting all spare parts within the facility.
Buckby’s service manager Nathan Wooley said they had given it a solid workout with full pallets of goods beyond 1000kg and it has handled it all with ease.
Safetech’s distributor in Tasmania handled the Freight Mate specification, installation and after sales support, with this 4600mm Freight Mate being installed in 3 pieces from the lower level.
With branches in Devonport, Launceston and Hobart FRM provide a great support and coverage for Safetech products in the apple isle.
In addition to the Freight Mate installation, the new Buckby site also had an existing Tieman Scissor hoist (now part of Safetech’s product line). FRM were commissioned to relocate and repurpose this existing scissor to the new Buckby’s parts receiving department on the lower level.
Our installation team showcase how Safetech’s expertise and talent can overcome the greatest of challenges.
Both the patient transport lift at the Epworth Hospital and this Dock Hoist at Bexley North presented very challenging site conditions and accessibility restrictions.
Tight corridors and small openings made installation difficult for both projects. But through the work of our talented Installation Engineers and our on-site techs, we were able to come up with solutions to get the jobs done efficiently.
Epworth Hospital Patient Lift
For the Epworth Hospital patient lift, a crane was used to get the lift close to the opening, but then we used a custom Gorbel monorail system to slide the platform into place.
Ergonomics were considered to ensure a smooth installation without risk of injury to the team.
Bexley North Goods Hoist
Bexley North was a unique challenge. The narrow street and small doorway meant only smaller vehicles and forklifts could be used during the install, so larger cranes could not be used to remove the existing Dock Hoist or insert the new Safetech Hoist.
To overcome this, the existing table was cut down into manageable pieces for removal. For the new replacement, our skilled Engineers designed a platform that consists of 3 manageable pieces, that can be assembled in position without compromising its load capacity or structural integrity.
If you have a complex site and everyone else has said they can’t help. Give us a call, because chances are, we can!