In response to requests for lighter brick products, PGH has developed a new range of lightweight bricks, now available in New South Wales. The standard-sized SuperLite brick is approximately 20% lighter than comparable products, while the schooner-sized SchoonerLite is over 15% lighter.
These lightweight brick products offer exciting possibilities for workplace safety, especially regarding manual handling. Approximately 1,400 people are seriously injured or suffer from illness related to manual handling each year, costing about $34 million annually. The use of lightweight products can significantly reduce this risk.
There are several other bricks in the range – ScratchLite (for rendering), SmoothLite and DoubleLite (double-height) versions.