All posts by Melanie Stark

Using smarts to fight the war on waste

In a bold bid to wage a war on waste, an innovative new project has played a key role in raising the numbers of containers returned in Queensland. A partnership between NORD DRIVESYSTEMS, SAGE Automation, Nukon and a South Australia-based independent recycling depot, Container Deposit Systems (CDS) has contributed to a significant increase in containers … Continue reading Using smarts to fight the war on waste

Woolworths to trial wearables at distribution centres

Woolworths is trialling a wearable coaching device for 100 warehouse workers. The technology is manufactured by a Perth-based startup Soter Analytics. SoterSpine is a wearable device that is designed to reduce manual handling injuries. The SoterSpine wearable device and training program uses AI to coach workers to self-correct their movements in real time to avoid ergonomic … Continue reading Woolworths to trial wearables at distribution centres

How to set up an ergonomic workplace for comfort and efficiency

Full time workers are at work for approximately 38hrs/week, so it needs to be a safe, comfortable, practical and ergonomic environment. A team leader who puts the safety interest of his/her team members first has the key to achieving both physical protection and efficient production. Forklift safety and training is an important part of creating … Continue reading How to set up an ergonomic workplace for comfort and efficiency