Home > Sydney Safety Show 2012: Lightweight wheel chocks, cordless LED caplamps and polyurethane cable protectors from SM Safety [VIDEO]

Sydney Safety Show 2012: Lightweight wheel chocks, cordless LED caplamps and polyurethane cable protectors from SM Safety [VIDEO]

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In the video embedded below filmed live from the Sydney Safety Show 2012, SM Safety Director Andrew Charlton talks with Ferret.com.au about a number of new products the company has introduced to the Australian market.


New to the Checkers range of Monster wheel chocks are models that are significantly lighter than previous iterations. In particular the new 14.5kg MC3011 wheel chocks are 24% lighter than the previous MC1911 model, while offering the same holding power. This reduction in weight makes the chocks easier to handle and significantly reduces the potential for worker injury. Being lighter, the chocks are also cheaper to ship and transport.

The highly durable MC3011 wheel chocks are specifically designed for mine haul trucks with tyre sizes of up to 419.1cm in diameter and gross vehicle operating weights of up to 725,748kg. They also feature a weather resistant urethane construction with an outer shell that is designed to withstand high impact and is resistant to oils, fuels and solvents.

Koehler-Bright Star specialists in rechargeable lights. The company’s latest development, available exclusively in Australia from SM Safety, is an intrinsically safe cordless LED caplamp that is described as one of the brightest on the market. The Koehler-Bright Star LI-6000 WHEAT LED cordless caplamp will run for 12 to 14 hours on a single five hour charge. It is MSHA approved and is designed to meet the most stringent lighting demands encountered in mine environments.

Andrew concludes the interview above by mentioning SM Safety’s range of polyurethane cable protectors. Suitable for electrical and delicate multimedia cables, the GUARD DOG range of low profile cable protectors is available in five channel options with standard ramps or with low angle ADA compliant ramps. Standard ramps are available with our without anti-slip rubber pads.

All cable protectors in the range are fitted with a carry handle recessed underneath and a hinged lid for easy cable placement. They also feature safety warning symbols moulded into the ramp’s lid, and offer a very high load capacity of at least 11.7 tonne axle load.

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