' Australian subsidiary won the Best Health and Safety Solution
award at the Self-Insurers of South Australia
(SISA) awards. Broadspectrum
's Light-City Buses
team, which works on the Adelaide
city bus line, and South Australia's Department of Transport
received the accolade for the design
of a brake hub lifting tool
The Broadspectrum team developed a bracket
for use with a trolley jack capable of lifting 2,000 kg
. The bracket secures the brake hub, enabling it to be removed and transported on the trolley jack. This means that the mechanic no longer has to extract and carry the hub by hand.
This system eliminates a strenuous operation that can cause back injuries
and also poses risks for the mechanics' hands. In addition, hub replacement can now be performed by a single mechanic, and the impact on the vehicles' mechanics has been reduced.
The tool design was shared with the rest of the company through the Better Way
programme to enable it to be replicated in other contracts.