Leading the push for zero harm workplaces  


Global high-pressure hydraulics leader Enerpac is introducing new onsite safety training designed to optimise the uptime and performance of widely used tools while spotlighting workplace hazards and preventable accidents. 

Enerpac’s Goal Zero safety programs draw on the organisation’s practical workplace experience in more than 30 countries and its commitment to promote the goal of zero harm to employees, customers and end users of Enerpac and other heavy lift, shift, position, fabrication and bolting machinery used across Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. 

“As a hydraulic technology and safety leader in Australasia for more than 50 years, Enerpac is now taking a further lead in the industry by taking its unique expertise out onsite where it will do the most good for busy people and companies,” Enerpac Western Australia Territory Manager David Capper said. 

At the recent AIMEX conference, Enerpac staff were available to demonstrate the safety features of a number of the company’s hydraulic tools as well as answer questions about its new safety training. 

Enerpac Asia Pacific Marketing Manager and Goal Zero Safety Team Member Antony Cooper said he received positive feedback on the new safety training program. 

“I had a number of people in the mining industry talk to me about our new onsite safety training,” he said. 

“The overwhelming response was that it was great to see an industry leader not just selling products, but also providing their expertise.” 

The training program has been designed to reach as wide a range an audience as possible by ensuring it is able to be conducted onsite. 

“We’ve found companies are often too busy to send their workers offsite for training, so we’ve created a program where we come to them,” Mr Cooper said. 

Enerpac’s network of Territory Managers are being led?by a partnership between Mr Capper and South East Queensland/Northern New South Wales Territory Manager Sandy Whyman to bring the safety message onsite. 

Elements of the onsite courses are tailored to the needs of individual sites and workshops. The courses are open to variety of different groups including tool users, supervisors, inspectors, safety managers, project and site engineers, maintenance shutdown engineers, administration and management staff concerned with risk assessment and management, as well as training and development managers. 

“These are practical, down-to-earth safety training development courses designed to deliver immediate benefits from course leaders who combine local expertise with global knowledge and standards,” Mr Capper said. 

“The key outcomes on which they focus are reduced accidents and downtime.” 

Picture: Enerpac’s Goal Zero on-site safety presentations are based on its experience as a world leader in 700 bar 10,000psi hydraulic tools. Enerpac 

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