Safety Spotter is at MY Marine PTY LTD.
2 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Spotting for underground services can be tricky. Each scoop for an excavator is a potential hazard because buried assets aren't always where they're meant to be.
This is a trench for water services in a new subdivision going adjacent to a gas main laid just a few weeks prior. Hydro excavation is the best solution to expose existing pipes but in this instance the ground was still soft enough to allow for hand-digging and underground warning tape was in place. According to the plans there was meant to be 600mm clearance between services, but poly-pipes being so flexible often deviate - in this instance less than 300mm in some spots.
The solution here was to also deviate the edge of the new trench away from the gas line. Always dig with a blade bucket (no teeth!) on the excavator when this close ... See MoreSee Less
Safety Spotter is in South Melbourne, Victoria.
4 weeks ago
Safety Spotter is in Birregurra.
2 months ago
These almost invisible conductors are known as SWER lines (Single Wire Earth Return) and provide power to many thousands of isolated rural customers throughout Victoria.
But they're also exceptionally hazardous because of:
1. High voltage - typically 12.7kV or 19.1kV
2. Almost impossible to see unless you know their location & are looking for them
3. They're also seen as a bushfire risk with the Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission recommending their progressive replacement. But alas, we have 30,000km of SWER lines throughout the state.
In the meantime, be aware of the risks and don't encroach on No-Go-Zones without a SWMS, Safety Spotter and (if required) Permit to Work.
What we have here is newly installed (yet to be switched on) roadside safety signage, completed safely with All About Traffic Management and Andrea in place as our spotter/ photographer
#SWER #SWERlines #HighVoltage #PowerLines #SafetySpotter #Spotter #Rural #FarmSafety #nogozone #LookUpAndLive ... See MoreSee Less
Safety Spotter is in Thomastown, Victoria, Australia.
2 months ago
New offices with some slick new signage coming - but those HV lines are closer than they appear. ⚠️
We're working together with Major Graphics to make sure it all gets done safely ✅ ... See MoreSee Less
Safety Spotter is in Prahran, Victoria.
2 months ago
Some jobs need to be done overnight. This was an installation of some snazzy new signage for the Gurner offices in Williams Road, Prahran. Yarra Trams as well as CitiPower and Powercor Australia required full power isolation. That meant a 1am start for the Visual Exposure team as well as our spotters 🕐
We can cover your spotting requirements 24/7 anywhere in the state of Victoria ... See MoreSee Less
Safety Spotter is at Covenant College (Geelong).
2 months ago
Working with All About Traffic Management on an excavating job directly under overhead power lines near Bell Post Hill. 👍 #donesafely #nogozone #safetyspotter #excavator
Photo thanks to Andrea ... See MoreSee Less
Safety Spotter is in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
3 months ago
Hidden behind the Flinders Street scaffolding is some important infrastructure maintenance happening on our railway bridges. We're working with McElligotts Group of Companies on some abrasive blasting & protective coatings - with plenty of overhead services around. 👀
Photo thanks to Rod.
#safetyspotter #powerlines #yarratrams #bridgemaintenace #cbd ... See MoreSee Less
The before & after photos of the landmark "bucket" which underwent a pre-Xmas refurbishment for KFC Newcomb on the Bellarine Hwy, Geelong. Certainly looks much better now thanks to the team at SSV Sign Installations (Y)
Old-timers in the area will remember this location for a very serious incident back in 2004 when a sparky (without using the services of a spotter) manoeuvred a boom lift between the bucket and the nearby HV lines. He didn't make a direct contact but the HV arced through some fluro-tubes that he was carrying. The worker was hospitalised for several weeks and it was headline news around Geelong.
No such accident/s in 2020. Our spotter was in place to ensure the job was completed safely as per SWMS.
Photo thanks to Andrea 📷 ... See MoreSee Less
“These are not numbers or statistics. They are loved members of our families and communities. Mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, siblings, colleagues and team mates, who died as a result of a workplace incident that should have been avoided.” — Colin Radford, WorkSafe Victoria Chief Executive. 1 month ago Not spotting related, but unfortunately another common worksite hazard: agitated bystanders 🤬 Today is is Shine a Light on Road Safety Day. You can help create awareness by turning on your headlights whilst driving today. Serve her right
look-up.live/forum/news/65-victorian-workplace-deaths-in-2020/#post-74 ... See MoreSee Less
look-up.live/forum/inter-news/old-man-attacks-a-painter-on-an-ewp/#post-72 ... See MoreSee Less
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“These are not numbers or statistics. They are loved members of our families and communities. Mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, siblings, colleagues and team mates, who died as a result of a workplace incident that should have been avoided.” — Colin Radford, WorkSafe Victoria Chief Executive.
1 month ago
Not spotting related, but unfortunately another common worksite hazard: agitated bystanders 🤬
Today is is Shine a Light on Road Safety Day. You can help create awareness by turning on your headlights whilst driving today.
Serve her right LOL.