S A F E T Y
ROBUST AND DURABLE SOLUTIONS
Jib cranes are designed
to service circular areas
and support electric
chain hoists, air
balancers and vacuum lifters.
These versatile units are easy
and simple to control, with a highquality
bearing system ensuring
lightness of use.
The foldable and moveable portable
aluminium gantry cranes are
versatile, light weight and improve
safety in the workplace. Foldable
units can be readily moved into
difficult confined spaces, while
moveable units are designed to
enable the safe manoeuvre of
suspended loads. Units are available
in different models, beam lengths,
adjustable lift heights and capacities
of up to 1500kg.
Workstation gantrys are unique
lifting devices for industrial and
manufacturing environments. The
Erikkila ProSystem is very durable
with its closed profile design. The
systems surface is treated with
impact resistant powder coating –
or galvanised finish is also available.
Each system is carefully designed
to suit your unique workshop size
and shape that can either be ceiling
mounted or freestanding.
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KEY CONCERN FOR KIWI SMES
The latest EMA Employers’
Survey* puts the legalisation
of cannabis at the top of the
list of concerns for SMEs, with 73%
worried it will have a negative impact
on their business.
Not surprisingly, trouble getting
people with the right skills is next
on the list and proving to be the
greatest barrier to productivity.
EMA chief executive Brett
O’Riley says that difficulties
with immigration and a lack of
confidence in the outcomes of the
Reform of Vocational Education
(RoVE) resulted in 70 per cent of
respondents saying there already
was or soon would be a skill
shortage in their industry.
Forty-six percent have recruited
migrants over the past year to help
fill this, and 80% of those rate the
immigration process as difficult or
Forty-six per cent of members
who responded to the survey are
meeting their skills needs in the
coming year by employing people
with basic skills and upskilling them.
However, 48% had no confidence
that the Review of Vocational
Education (RoVE) will help them
secure the skills they need.
"Legalisation of cannabis for
recreational use, concerns of
members are around the health and
safety impacts in the workplace, and
also employer liability.
“We believe legalisation would
increase the risk in workplaces and
our members are understandably
worried,” says Mr O’Riley.
“Based on international evidence,
our position is that until there is
better testing in place and also a
way to fund that in workplaces, it
should not happen.”
28 February 2020