A tragic story from Lisle, IL in the US with 2 EWP operators thrown out of their platform when a section of the concrete flooring collapsed. Another good reason to always strap in your harness - even at minimal heights. ☹️
Working with McElligotts Group of Companies to look after vital infrastructure such as the Flinders & Spencer Street rail viaduct here. Proximity to Yarra Trams overhead conductors made it essential to complete this job after hours. Those lines needed to be isolated first & permits issued.
It's the middle of the night, in the middle of winter, almost in the middle of the city - but thankfully at the tail end of the state lockdown here.
As we're approaching mid-winter in Victoria, just a reminder that occupational hazards outdoors can also increase with adverse conditions such as mist & stormy weather.
This photo was from our archives in 2017 and involved construction of a road re-alignment near Whitfield in the King Valley. Part of the project works were required directly under the main 330KV transmission lines connecting the NSW & Victorian power grids. You can barely see the conductors in this photo, but adherence to safe working methods was critical at such high voltages and with the potential of rapidly changing conditions. Each excavator had their own spotter and regular readings were taken using our TruPulse Rangefinders from Laser Technology, Inc. to ensure clearances were being maintained as per permit conditions. These lines can get quite hot and will sag during periods of high power demand. It may not be obvious but the variation in height (at the mid-point between 2 towers) can be several metres. ⚡️ ... See MoreSee Less
We're working with Peak Install & Signcraft on this snazzy upgrade to signage for Eastern Honda. Unfortunately the blade sign is in an awkward spot with a service line crossing just a few metres away, as well as both HV & LV lines nearby along Doncaster Road.
Tiger tails are in place as a visual aid and permits issued by VESI for approach into the no-go-zone subject to safe systems of work. Photo thanks to John. ... See MoreSee Less
As if the global pandemic wasn't bad enough, there have now been a spate of 7 work & farm-related incidents throughout Victoria in the 6 months since November 2020 - all involving contact with overhead electrical assets.
These have resulted in: · 1 death · 5 injuries (including 1 serious) · 6 ongoing inquiries.
PLEASE - if the job involves working around power lines, think about the hazards and what the best practices are to minimise the risks. We can help you remain compliant and a phone call or email enquiry is free & without obligation.
Just a timely reminder that some significant changes for all Victorian employers took effect in July 2020. Importantly OH&S obligations now come with significantly tougher new penalties - should negligence lead to a worker dying on the job. WorkSafe Victoria have also scaled up with 11 new staff: 8 experienced investigators & 3 newly graduated investigators who have transferred after years of experience with Victoria Police.
A conviction could involve manslaughter charges, with up to 25 years in prison for individuals or $16M in fines for corporations. 😮
We're committed to helping your crew work safely around (overhead & underground) electrical hazards and remain compliant whilst getting the job done.
Do these laws also apply to the Victorian premier and all the other incompetent muppets involved in this scamdemic?
3 newly graduated investigators that read shit in a book at universities and have no idea of the real world sometimes it’s not the bosses fault for idiots doing the wrong things and injuring them self you can’t always blame the employer 😡😡😡how can he be responsible when not on the job and people take short cuts obviously they’re are crap employers but not always the case 😡