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1 week ago

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Completed my Spotter's Refresher Course last month; all quite routine - it's a job requirement every 3 years that all spotters must attend to stay up to date & prove competency. So I was waiting for the card to arrive in the mail.

But the envelope was bigger than usual and I found this inside - a velcro hi-viz armband. I think it's a great idea by someone at Energy Safe Victoria (Y). Often you get a lot of shit from people that don't know what a spotter does & think you're just standing there slacking. It's worse than being on traffic.

Hopefully we'll start seeing these around job sites over the next few years. If there's workers operating in proximity to power lines look out for them. If you can't see the armbands & it's not obvious, ask which one is the spotter
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2 weeks ago

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This is scary stuff and anybody should clear out if it ever happens near you.

The tree is providing an earth and the internal sap inside the trunk begins to boil - eventually exploding. The surrounding ground up to about 10m away will also have step potential and can kill.
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3 weeks ago

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Old-school signwriting and high-rise building art. 👌

Not so obvious in this photo: overhead HV and pole mounted LV lines RHS
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1 month ago

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It's not so easy to spot in this photo, but it's not just the building supply lines (RHS) that present a hazard with this roofing rejuvenation being done by Roofrite Guttering & Roofing Systems Pty Ltd. There's also a power pole with LV & tram line cables on the corner (LHS). ...

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2 months ago

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Special thanks to Andrea for pointing out the issue with our email address. (Y)

We were offline for a while but back now in the world of cyberspace. If you've happened to send an email in the last few days without any acknowledgement or reply, please accept our apology & resend.
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2 months ago

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Victoria's trams might be going solar powered but their feeder lines are no less hazardous. There's a relatively modest 600 Volts flowing through these conductors, but it's DC so any contact is more likely to be lethal because it causes muscle contraction. That can mean hands etc will grip - rather than a sharp jolt & kickback when it's AC current.

This job was a signage changeover just outside Crown Casino in Southbank. Permit issued by Yarra Trams & with tiger-tails for visual assistance, spotter & traffic management in place - this ensured no disruption to their network & a job completed safely for the client

[Thanks to Rod for the photo]
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2 months ago

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A follow up story to a tragic interstate incident last month that caused one death plus a serious injury. The 54-year-old crane driver was charged with 'disqualified driving' after it was discovered that he was not the holder of a valid driver’s licence when the incident took place.

He will front the Cairns Magistrates Court on September 10. Workplace Health and Safety is investigating.

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4 months ago

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A new outlook for the residents in these units with some spiffy new windows being safely installed by All Window Replacements.

The building supply lines are close here though. Minimum clearance of just 500mm

[Thanks to Rod for this photo]
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4 months ago

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1️⃣5️⃣ years of Safety Spotting TODAY 🎂 ...

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