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Meet the team: Ben Oliver – Marketing and Communications Officer

Great stories mean nothing unless people hear them.

This is the mantra of any marketing effort. Not only informing people what we do, but also who we are and why we do it.

My name is Ben Oliver, Safetech have brought me on board to help tell these stories.

The first few weeks.

Video production, photography and creative development are my professional drivers.

Coming into this job, I had a range of ideas and creative strategies that I thought would really help to raise our company profile.

Over the first few weeks on the job though, I have quickly found that the scope of what we do is far greater than what I imagined! The images, products and projects showcased on our website only scratch the surface of what’s possible.

The range of skills and knowledge the team apply to their work on a daily basis is immense. So capturing the true essence of what all of our teams do, from the experienced solutions teams, through to the innovations in engineering and manufacturing, will keep me busy for a long time to come.

I thank Safetech for allowing me to join them.

I hope you the audience enjoy reading, watching and hearing about the great things we do here.

But as always, get in contact with the team to hear about how we can help you.

Ben O

The people behind the products – Safetech’s 2017 team

A rare encounter

A rare encounter took place last week. As part of the annual company development conference, all teams from around the country visited head office. Bringing the entire company, minus the installation and service teams who were out servicing customers around the country, together in the one place! As the company continues to grow it can be a challenge to bring everyone together.

Not only did we take this opportunity to introduce everyone to new team members and those from various states, we enjoyed a delicious pizza lunch as well as take this stunning photo of our (mostly) excited faces.

Safetech place great importance on celebrating our successes throughout the year, and we were able to internally showcase our new products and offerings, key projects, as well as strengthen the company’s vision across all departments.

Our operations Manager Gary Williames shared information about our continuous improvement activities and training, and shared our timetable leading into the Christmas break.

Make sure you are subscribed to our social media pages (links below) and keep an eye out in the coming weeks for more information about the company development conference. The team are excited to showcase the latest and greatest in Safetech innovations.

Materials Handling issue solved for aircraft equipment manufacturer

Quickstep Technologies
Milperra, Sydney

Quickstep Technologies in Milperra Sydney manufacture quality aircraft equipment including body parts. They use large autoclaves to set the carbon fibre pieces once they have been moulded. These pieces are placed on large trolleys and pushed into the autoclaves. The materials handling team used an inefficient and unsafe bridging platform to bridge the gap between the floor level and the autoclave. Due to the site restrictions in clearances, Safetech had to innovate two types of bridging platforms that not only could take the heavy loads requires (9000 kgs) but be able to manoeuvre out of the way to allow the autoclave doors to close

Folded away with a minimal footprint.

This first system Safetech provided was a traversing platform that had folding wings and hand rails. Using our simple controls, the operator easily traverses the platform into position then unfold the wings creating a safe and stable platform enabling the large trolley and its load to be manually pushed into the autoclave. The operator then returns to our control panel and reverses the operation to enable the large autoclave door to close. The client has been so impressed with how well we were able to deliver this system they engaged us to provide a solution for their second autoclave.

The second system had more difficult requirements with a smaller space available. The Safetech engineering team developed a platform that would sit vertically to the side of the autoclave and when needed, be hydraulically lowered into position. There were some safety concerns regarding lowering the platform but these were overcome by installing grid mesh for higher visibility and light ray curtains to prevent lowering if an obstruction was present. Once again the client has been extremely happy with the outcome.

Both systems were also able to interlock into the autoclave safety systems which prevent the operators from entering the autoclave unless the oxygen levels are satisfactory.


  • Hydraulic lifting mechanism
  • Load capacity of over 9000kgs
  • Self-supporting – (no additional supports bracing elements required)
  • Existing infrastructure integration
  • Aligned roller tracks
  • Grid mesh surface for increased permeability
  • Light ray curtains to prevent lowering if an object is in the way
  • Interlock system that integrates with existing safety mechanisms

Safetech’s Business of the year award revisted – Article

An achievement Safetech can be proud of in our long history of innovation and growth

Back in 2006 Safetech was awarded the Telstra Business of the Year. Since this proud achievement we have continued to innovate and improve in all aspects of the business. One of the largest Gippsland based private employers, our Materials Handling products continue to play a vital role in enhancing the efficient and safe operations of Australian Companies.


Cold Chain compliant loading zone improves refrigerated logistics

Safetech delivered Nolan Meats a Cold Chain compliant loading dock system which allows refrigerated vehicles to reverse into the loading zone with closed cargo doors. Unlike conventional loading docks with inflatable seals which require the driver to open truck doors before reversing into the loading zone, Safetech’s igloo system allows trucks to move into position with doors still closed. An inflatable shelter is activated, a seal is created against the trucks’ body and a temperature controlled zone is created. Finally, the doors to the refrigerated truck and facility can be opened and the dock leveller can be set in place. 

Refrigerated temperatures are maintained, efficiency increases assured.

Creating a system which allows transport vehicles to dock before opening cargo doors delivers integrity to the storage and loading component of Nolan’s temperature controlled supply chain. Ensuring chilled air does not escape unnecessarily means low temperature ranges are maintained and running costs reduced. When loading is complete the dock leveller is stowed, the vehicle doors can be closed and the shelter can be deflated. This process maintains both the temperature inside the building and vehicle, and prevents external elements from entering the controlled environment.

Traffic management and driver safety improves in the loading zone

In the busy loading zone drivers no longer need to leave the wheel. Allowing trucks to reverse into position before opening cargo doors reduces the risk of contact or collision between other vehicles and personnel.  Trucks can move efficiently into and away from the loading zone and as a result loading turn around times are improved. For Nolan’s, this represents improved outcomes in a number of areas. Refrigerated temperatures are maintained, drivers and other personnel are safer and loading is more efficient. The cold chain is unbroken and a cold chain compliant system logistics system is assured.

Trucks reverse into loading zone and open cargo doors once docked
Truck approaches igloo dock system with cargo doors closed. Refrigerated temperatures are maintained
Safetech inflatable seals prevent temperature losses and creates a barrier to the elements
Inflatable seals prevent temperature losses and create a barrier to the elements

Gorbel Easy Arm now part of the Hawkei assembly team

Made in Australia and sold globally, the Hawkei is a local success story.

Hawkei uses Easy ArmThe Hawkei is a locally designed and manufactured protected vehicle which will replace the current Land Rover Perentie Fleet in the Australian Defence Force.

With a contract to manufacture 300 Hawkei Protected Vehicles for the ADF over three years, Thales Bendigo has a bright future.

Benefits to the Bendigo region include employment of around 150 personnel. This will increase to 200+ as production of Hawkei increases.

The Gorbel Easy Arm is now part of the assembly team at Thales Bendigo, installed with custom lifting jigs and a 150kg capacity. Continue Reading…

Single Scissor Lift provides a safe lifting solution

Installed in a large industrial site this single scissor lift is a simple and safe solution to a hazardous lifting problem.

This single scissor lift has a travel height of 1800mm, with a platform size of 2900mm x 1400mm and lift capacity of 1000kg, perfect for moving scaffolding and maintenance trolleys between floors.

Safety features include safety bar and skirt to prevent pinch point, enclosed handrails and gates, and ramp out front with handrails.

Read more about our customised scissor lifts or contact us for expert advice on your lifting problem.

Safetech Single Scissor Lift Continue Reading…

Harley Davidson bikes travel safely with Safetech

How do you move a motor bike between a basement and showroom safely and easily? The solution is simple – a Marco Double Scissor Lift.

Safetech-Double-Scissor-LiftWith a platform size of 3000mm x 1400mm, lift capacity of 1500 kg and travel of up to 3800mm,the double scissor lift is a great way to get the bikes form basement service area to upper showroom.

Safety features include bar under floor protection to prevent pinch point as the bikes raise through opening of upper landing, as well as fencing with gate. Aluminium chequer plate finish on the platform is a durable plus suitable finish for the site.

See our range of scissor lifts or get in touch to discuss how we can provide a solution for your custom lifting project.

Freight and Personnel Lifting Solutions

If you’re moving Freight and Personnel between floor levels, Safetech can provide you with a solution to suit your requirements.

Dependant on the site and customer requirements the equipment and its design standards will differ. If you have an application where you wish to transport goods only, or with a trained ‘Attendant’ to ride along with the goods then you require a Goods Hoist.

An application suitable for transporting both goods and personnel will call for a Goods and Personal Hoist. Continue Reading…

Pallet Handling Solutions

Pallets are a necessary part of moving many of the goods required today.

Safe and efficient Pallet Handling requires:

  1. Making pallets available when they are required
  2. Eliminating or reducing manual handling
  3. Reduce reliance on Forklifts.
  4. Separate Forklifts and Pedestrians.

Continue Reading…

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