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  • SafeSmart Expands in Melbourne

    SafeSmart Expands in Melbourne

    SafeSmart’s reach into Victoria got another boost this week via an expansion into a new warehouse facility in Melbourne’s north west.

    The Sydney-born—now global—portable height access company had previously been part-leasing a shared facility in Keilor Park and had outgrown it due to a big increase in demand for their products in Melbourne and Victoria, such as with previous projects for Yarra Trams and John Holland (Westgate Tunnel Project) and others.

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  • SafeSmart Brings Sturdier Edge Protection to Tunnel Project

    SafeSmart Brings Sturdier Edge Protection to Tunnel Project

    A major road tunnel infrastructure project in Sydney, that links points such as Chatswood to Sydenham and Sydenham to Bankstown, is well underway. At a major excavation point in the project, contractors were required to walk around the excavation close to the edge of a deep drop on a narrow area. Due to the depth of the drop, standard edge protection could not be used and still be compliant with AS regulations.

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  • Getting the Concrete Over the Concrete, Safely

    Getting the Concrete Over the Concrete, Safely

    Being a high-rise development, concrete trucks are visiting this site all day, every day, as Icon pumps tens of thousands of litres of concrete on to the site, for backfilling and slab work.

    With parking at a premium on the site’s property, the trucks are forced to run a long line from the street across a pedestrian path. As per council requirements, the area has to be made safe for the public to pass through without any danger of injury via tripping or any other accident.

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  • Melbourne Tram Refurbishment Gets a SafeSmart Lift

    Melbourne Tram Refurbishment Gets a SafeSmart Lift

    The world’s biggest urban tram network is in Melbourne, Australia, with a sum total of 250km of track, closely followed by Moscow, with 208km.

    In the Victorian capital, approximately 493 trams are on the network at any given peak time, on a timetable that spans most of the 24-hour time cycle. This constant use of course demands a rigorous schedule for maintenance and cleaning.

    Keolis Downer commissioned Australian custom work platform supplier SafeSmart Access to measure-up and design a system that would provide safe, edge-protected access for multiple people, with room to place tools and walk around without constantly descending and reascending.

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  • Beaming Up Safety at LCRA’s Mernda Rail Extension Project

    Beaming Up Safety at LCRA’s Mernda Rail Extension Project

    The challenge for workers on the ground has been gaining access to the top of the beams while they are still on the truck, to connect the crane to lifting points. A combination of the height and no rails in this temporary situation presented very real fall dangers. And clambering up the sides of truck trailers presents more opportunity for serious injury. John Holland commissioned portable height access product maker SafeSmart Access to custom design and build a platform that would fit the job perfectly.

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