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24 hours ago

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If you're into old vintage trains, here's an update from last week's post on the Newport Railway Museum project. The good news is that they've now completed the roof panels and Heavy Harry will remain dry & protected this weekend - despite the forecast rain.

Check the comments below for a video of the crane's roof panel lift which took place on Tuesday. We were there to watch over it ✅
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If youre into old vintage trains, heres an update from last weeks post on the Newport Railway Museum project. The good news is that theyve now completed the roof panels and Heavy Harry will remain dry & protected this weekend - despite the forecast rain.  Check the comments below for a video of the cranes roof panel lift which took place on Tuesday. We were there to watch over it  ✅

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Final lift for the roofing panels on Tuesday. Over 1,100 m2 of shed that needed to be covered.

2 days ago

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Working out of town (on the peninsula) this week with Active Traffic Management Pty Ltd on this panel lift job for a new shop under construction in Mornington.

Quite a complex project as it involved a partial closure of the shopping strip, lifts over the buildings on the LHS and a service supply cable also in proximity. All done safely and brand new 2-storey retail premises now ready for a fit-out. (Y)

Thanks to Rod for the photo.
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Working out of town (on the peninsula) this week with Active Traffic Management Pty Ltd on this panel lift job for a new shop under construction in Mornington.  Quite a complex project as it involved a partial closure of the shopping strip, lifts over the buildings on the LHS and a service supply cable also in proximity. All done safely and brand new 2-storey retail premises now ready for a fit-out. (Y)  Thanks to Rod for the photo.

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Thanks for help guys 👍

1 week ago

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1 week ago

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It was a big day at Newport Railway Museum today with the steel frame for their new shed being lifted into place by International Cranes. and then put together by the skilled crew from Reid Building Holdings Pty Ltd

Extra precautions taken with the gusty winds this morning and the 22kV lines adjacent to the site - just behind the crane.
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It was a big day at Newport Railway Museum today with the steel frame for their new shed being lifted into place by International Cranes. and then put together by the skilled crew from Reid Building Holdings Pty Ltd  Extra precautions taken with the gusty winds this morning and the 22kV lines adjacent to the site - just behind the crane.Image attachmentImage attachment

3 weeks ago

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In case you were wondering, yes - our No-go-zone Safety Spotters are still available for construction and other essential industries. With a narrow footpath & overhead services not far away, scaffolding was the best access for this job.

Photo thanks to Rod. #covidsafe
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In case you were wondering, yes - our No-go-zone Safety Spotters are still available for construction and other essential industries. With a narrow footpath & overhead services not far away, scaffolding was the best access for this job.  Photo thanks to Rod. #covidsafe

2 months ago

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Good morning Monday 😅 ... See MoreSee Less

Good morning Monday 😅

2 months ago

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It's not unusual for spotters and operators of elevating work platforms to communicate by way of UHF radios either as a backup or if there are factors that mitigate warning signals such as a whistle. However this may not be without risk.

EWPA Inc recently became of an incident involving unintended motion of the EWP occurring even though motion control had not been actuated. Further investigation revealed the UHF transmitter had been placed on top of the control panel in close proximity to the joystick controls resulting in radio interference. It seems that only some UHF radios and some channels result in interference.

When performing any task other than manoeuvring the EWP, the EWP motion controls should be disabled by the function control switch (such as foot-switch). Simultaneous operations of EWP and other devices (such as a phone or 2-way) may divert from safe operation. There is an information paper on the issue available for download here: ewpa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Interference-Effects-Using-Radio-Transmitters-in-MEWPs-Dec...
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Its not unusual for spotters and operators of elevating work platforms to communicate by way of UHF radios either as a backup or if there are factors that mitigate warning signals such as a whistle. However this may not be without risk.  EWPA Inc recently became of an incident involving unintended motion of the EWP occurring even though motion control had not been actuated. Further investigation revealed the UHF transmitter had been placed on top of the control panel in close proximity to the joystick controls resulting in radio interference. It seems that only some UHF radios and some channels result in interference.  When performing any task other than manoeuvring the EWP, the EWP motion controls should be disabled by the function control switch (such as  foot-switch). Simultaneous operations of EWP and other devices (such as a phone or 2-way) may divert from safe operation. There is an information paper on the issue available for download here: https://ewpa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Interference-Effects-Using-Radio-Transmitters-in-MEWPs-Dec19.pdf

2 months ago

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It's still officially winter, but it was a super sunny Saturday this weekend - good enough to complete a painting makeover & new signage for clients Integral Insurance Services. Overhead electrical hazards were there, but with the spotter in place everything got completed safely.

Photo thanks to Andrea.
#lookupandlive #bestpractice #nogozone #ElectricalHazards
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Its still officially winter, but it was a super sunny Saturday this weekend - good enough to complete a painting makeover & new signage for clients Integral Insurance Services. Overhead electrical hazards were there, but with the spotter in place everything got completed safely.  Photo thanks to Andrea.
#lookupandlive #bestpractice #nogozone #ElectricalHazards

2 months ago

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A webinar presented by EWPA Inc today, specifically on Mobile Elevating Work Platforms and the use of spotters to minimise risks in their use.

It's a lengthy video - about 45', so set aside a bit of time and a quiet environment to take in all the information. There are 3 guest speakers and our contribution was in the middle 1/3
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Thanks Safety Spotter for your contribution!!

2 months ago

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· High Voltage conductors
· Low Voltage conductors
· Service cables
on the right ➡️

· Narrow access
· Sloping ground
⬅️ on the left.

· Inclement winter weather ⬆️

· Social distancing ↔️

Rendering all done safely ✅

Working with Trinity Builders VIC Pty Ltd. Thanks to Rod for the photo
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· High Voltage conductors
· Low Voltage conductors
· Service cables 
on the right ➡️  · Narrow access
· Sloping ground
⬅️ on the left.  · Inclement winter weather ⬆️  · Social distancing ↔️  Rendering all done safely ✅  Working with Trinity Builders VIC Pty Ltd. Thanks to Rod for the photo

2 months ago

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What's our clearance from that conductor? We can probably tell you within about 100mm.

SafetySpotter is the only accredited electrical safety spotter service in Victoria that uses the TruPulse 360º professional laser rangefinder to take the guesswork out of your next project. By using this handy device and focusing on any 2 points (in any direction), we can give you up to 5 measurements:
· horizontal distance
· vertical distance
· sloping distance
· inclination
· azimuth

The first 2 readings are the most critical when you need to work around power-lines

#bestpractice #nogozone #lookupandlive
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Whats our clearance from that conductor? We can probably tell you within about 100mm.  SafetySpotter is the only accredited electrical safety spotter service in Victoria that uses the TruPulse 360º professional laser rangefinder to take the guesswork out of your next project. By using this handy device and focusing on any 2 points (in any direction), we can give you up to 5 measurements:
· horizontal distance
· vertical distance
· sloping distance
· inclination
· azimuth  The first 2 readings are the most critical when you need to work around power-lines  #BestPractice #NoGoZone #LookUpAndLiveImage attachment
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2 days ago

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Tragic news from Trawalla (western Victoria) this morning with the death of a TC after being struck by a vehicle whilst setting up. 😢

Condolences go to the family. Please everyone take care out there.Man dies in Trawalla collision
Wednesday, 21 October 2020 10:54

A roadworker has died after being stuck by a car in Trawalla this morning.

It’s believed the roadworker was in the process of setting up for traffic control duties on the on the onramp to the Western Highway about 7.20am.

As the 59-year-old Creswick man was at his stationary utility, which was parked in the emergency lane, he was struck by an east bound Toyota utility.

The driver of the Toyota, a 39-year-old Lucas man, stopped and rendered assistance however the worker died at the scene.

Major Collision Investigation unit detectives are on scene and the Western Highway remains closed east bound between Ararat and Ballarat.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who may have dash cam footage, is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

For the current provisional lives lost tally please see www.police.vic.gov.au/news
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Tragic news from Trawalla (western Victoria) this morning with the death of a TC after being struck by a vehicle whilst setting up.  😢  Condolences go to the family. Please everyone take care out there.

2 weeks ago

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Just a reminder how far HV lines can arc ⚡ ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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Don't be this guy.

#dialbeforeyoudig and #useaspotter
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Dont be this guy.  #dialbeforeyoudig and #useaspotter

4 weeks ago

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Mobile Elevating Work Platforms - when do I need a spotter? 🤔

#Webinar
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3 months ago

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Leopard trapped on power pole :o ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

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An abrupt ending to a "forklift party". Bet you thought the line was going to get them? 🙄 ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

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This is one reason why you should always Dial Before You Dig Vic/Tas ☎️ ... See MoreSee Less

This is one reason why you should always Dial Before You Dig Vic/Tas  ☎️

4 months ago

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When you return to the job after smoko... ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

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Who has been lucky enough to spot for or work with an operator this good? 🤔

#skilled
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6 months ago

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Friday funny time.

"This is how it works... isn't it?" 🤣
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Friday funny time.  This is how it works... isnt it?  🤣
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