I have referenced an article written by Peter Rogers titled “Is it time to stop internal auditing” Quote “To me, most internal and external audits are very poorly done. A quality control wonk or supervisor asks closed questions from a defined list. The answers are yes or no, or sometimes, “here is the procedure you […]
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Introduction The crane contractor was requested to come to the Queensland construction site to dismantle and transport their 4600 and 4100 Manitowoc cranes offsite. Three personnel came to site – A leading hand, crane driver and fitter. The fitter and leading hand had received a full Construction Orientation together with contractor site specific inductions. The […]
A Grid Mesh Clip is a clip which is used to hold a piece of grid mesh flooring by clamping the mesh to the supporting structure – the mesh is held in place by the clamping force – friction. The style of the clip I am talking about is one that is screwed up […]
Flexible Load & Over Centre Scissor Clamps A Dangerous Combination Back at the beginning of my safety career, I investigated a dropped load incident where a 25 metre length of rail line fell whilst the rail was being lifted by a crane into position as a replacement item for an iron ore screen ore […]
Major Crane Accident – Dropped Load Several hundred three tonne pre-cast concrete reinforced floor panels had been craned and installed into a multi story building without any obvious safety issues, when a panel detached from the basketed flat sling arrangement and fell to and shattered on the reinforced concrete floor below. Many employees and subcontractors […]
Over the past two months , I have been using Lego drones to engage a year 10 class at Cecil Andrews College – Perth. The drones are fun to fly ,but the students have to do several tasks in order to get the drone ready for flying. Assemble the drone structural skeleton – lego style. […]