Broadspectrum wins SA Safety Award

Broadspectrum’s Light-City Buses team and its client South Australia’s Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure were recognised as joint winners of the ‘Best Health and Safety Solution’ at the Self-Insurers of South Australia (SISA) Award night.

The award was granted after Broadspectrum’s Workshop Manager, Heath Jenner and his team designed and developed a brake hub lifting tool which eliminates the need for manual handling, keeping mechanics safe from back strain and hand injuries.

The award was granted after Broadspectrum’s Workshop Manager, Heath Jenner and his team designed and developed a brake hub lifting tool which eliminates the need for manual handling, keeping mechanics safe from back strain and hand injuries.

Broadspectrum’s Light-City Buses team designed a ‘Brake/Hub removal tool’ by engineering a bracket on a trolley jack so that the bracket could be positioned to the hub and secured, then easily transferred by the trolley jack, which can lift up to 2,000 kilograms.

The use of this tool prevents awkward body positions and eliminates lifting, bending and twisting. It also eliminates manual handling risks and makes the whole task a one-person job, while also much safer. Additionally, the use of the tool looks after the integrity of the buses, as it considerably reduces damage to inner lip seals, therefore increasing efficiency and productivity.

This innovation has been shared across all the Broadspectrum group of companies through the organisation’s Better Way program, and is flexible enough to allow for modifications to suit specific tasks in different contracts.

Broadspectrum’s Transport sector is highly committed to providing value add to clients through constant innovation.

 Below: Before – mechanics had to use their hands to change break hubs, in awkward positions and risking back injury.

 

 Below: After – the ‘Brake/Hub removal tool’ makes changing the 50-kilogram brake hubs safer, easier and quicker.

 

Broadspectrum’s Light-City Buses and South Australia’s Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure have been recognised for their safety solution to change 50-kilogram brake hubs.