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A guide to workshop pit design, specification and standards

Reducing the risk for your workshop business Levanta’s consultants, along with our design & fabrication team, have looked through the Australian Standards and consulted with Safety Inspectors nationally to try to come up with an acceptable advice article, as there is nothing in OHS legislation that specifies the requirements for lighting, power, extraction or other safety measures in a pit. That’s why it’s necessary that you ensure a risk assessment is carried out for your business. 

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How to plan a successful heavy vehicle workshop fitout

Everything you need to know to ensure a better workshop design When you set out to design a new heavy vehicle workshop fitout, you’ll want to include the best practice standards for every area, right from the start.

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The importance of truck wheel alignments

Reduce your fleet's fuel and tyre expenditure with our advanced equipment As a heavy vehicle fleet operator, did you know that carrying out regular complete wheel alignments is one of the most effective ways of reducing your operating costs?

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Is exhaust extraction in my workshop mandatory?

What you need to know to breathe easy in your business The exhaust gases from cars, trucks and buses in your automotive workshop contain very dangerous pollutants. Just consider these sobering facts: 

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How can I effectively store special tools in my workshop?

Workshop furniture ideas for your business Many dealerships have issues with storing the large volume of special tools that are required to perform vehicle repairs in their busy workshop. Your special tools are expensive, and at times, difficult to store.

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Are your workshop’s vehicle hoists compliant?

What you need to know about Non Destructive Tests for car lifts As an employer you are responsible for showing a duty of care towards your employees. You want to sleep at night knowing that you have done all you can to keep your staff safe.

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What’s the best hoist for safely lifting Toyota 4WDs in your workshop?

Your guide to 4 post hoists and knuckle lifts Nearly all incidents in Australia where a vehicle falls off a hoist involve ‘trucks’ – or other vehicles with an uneven centre of gravity – being lifted with a 2 post hoist. In Australia a Toyota LandCruiser is often the guilty party.

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What’s the difference between a concrete workshop pit and a steel prefabricated pit?

How to choose the best option for your heavy vehicle workshop When you’re thinking of expanding your heavy vehicle workshop’s service capacity, service pits can make an excellent investment. Compared to vehicle hoists, service pits can offer your business greater vehicle throughput, improved safety, and far lower running costs. 

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Heavy vehicle brake testing criteria update

Levanta helps bring your vehicle testing equipment up to speed Compliance with brake performance criteria is one of the hottest topics in the heavy vehicle market at the moment.

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4 ways car hoists offer you improved efficiency (and profits!)

What’s the benefit to your workshop business? Efficiency is a common goal for most Australian businesses. And in a car or truck workshop, efficiency most often means getting cars in and out as quickly as possible (otherwise known as high vehicle throughput). 

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5 tips to ensure your car hoists increase your workshop’s efficiency

How to choose the right auto lift for your workshop Much the same way as any long-term investment for your business, purchasing a car lift or hoist calls for careful planning and consideration, to give you the maximum ROI from your equipment. 

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How continuing staff training helps you improve your vehicle workshop

Make the most of your car hoists with Levanta As we’ve spoken about before, probably the number one consideration when you're designing a new workshop fitout is ensuring the best vehicle throughput. And as a Fixed Operations Manager or Dealer Service Manager, there are many things you can do to ensure you’re getting the maximum number of vehicles through your workshop each day – as well as the biggest improvement to your business’s bottom line each year. 

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8 tips to ensure car lift safety in your workshop

Keep your hoists in top working order with Levanta’s helpful guide Car hoists have become the must-have equipment for every Australian light vehicle workshop. Modern car lifts are designed to be easy-to-use, safe, and a more comfortable way for your technicians to repair or service vehicles.

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Safety and Maintenance Checklist for Car Hoists and Auto Lifts

Levanta’s guide to ensuring safety in your workshop Now that you’ve invested in one or more two post or four post auto hoists for your vehicle workshop, you’ll no doubt want to keep them in top working order for the long term.

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Workshop hoist servicing and maintenance

The importance of preventive maintenance for vehicle hoists As a vehicle workshop service manager, you’ll no doubt be aware of the need for preventive maintenance for vehicles. After all, the service you’re offering to your clients is helping to minimise repair costs, and keeping vehicle down time to a minimum.

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How to meet your OEM’s Corporate Identity requirements

All about planning the ideal workshop fitout Whether you’re designing a new workshop fitout, or thinking of re-fitting an existing workshop, there are many factors to consider. The ideal bay layout, the number of essential fittings, and the comfort and safety of your staff will all get a mention. But one of the most crucial requirements of all is the need to meet your OEM’s Corporate Identity standards.

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How to plan a successful workshop fitout

Everything you need to know to ensure a better workshop design When you set out to design a new auto workshop fitout, you’ll want to include the best practice standards for every area, right from the start.

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Showcasing the Best the Industry Has to Offer

Hemmant, QLD: Supplying top quality heavy duty workshop equipment to the truck and bus industry for over 10 years, on Friday May 15, Levanta will be hosting an onsite product demonstration day to showcase their vast array of heavy vehicle equipment in action.

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3 things to consider when choosing a four post hoist

Our workshop experts show you how to get the right hoist If you’ve decided to buy a four post hoist, the Levanta team say congratulations! The sturdy, rugged nature of these lifts will make it easier and safer for you to service vehicles than ever before.

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How to revitalise your workshop pit or lift

Levanta's guide to pit jacks and jacking beams   Want to save money and increase the productivity of your old equipment? Levanta's workshop fitout experts show you how.  

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A comparison of brake testers

Which is best for your workshop business? According to the NTARC (National Truck Accident Research Centre), 25% of all accidents are caused by speed, 12.1% by fire losses and mechanical failure, and 11.9% by fatigue. Importantly, each of these top three causes has contributory brake issues. 

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Lifting the Benchmark in the Automotive Industry

In an Australian first Bartons Group, in conjunction with Levanta, have engineered the future in workshop space for the servicing division of their Bayside Dealership. The two companies worked closely on an intensive four week construction and installation project, to deliver a state of the art automotive servicing facility that will launch at Bartons Wynnum location later in May.

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Putting the Brakes on Accidents

The recent media attention surrounding heavy vehicle accidents across Australia is forcing industry regulators to set their considerable sights on company driven maintenance programs. 

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Lifting Standards

A Brisbane supplier has grown its business throughout Australia, setting a high standard in workshop design, writes Amie Hickland of Australian Bus and Coach (http://www.busnews.com.au/). 

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The HDS-27x Truck Lift Sale On!

Engineered to accommodate heavy duty cars or trucks, this versatile, 12.2t lifting, extended length 4 post lift is built to last. Featuring upgrades to safety, durability and productivity, the HDS 27X will make light work out of your heavy lifting.

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