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  • Hutchinson’s Debris Danger Dealt With

    Hutchinson’s Debris Danger Dealt With

    Whilst working on the Castle Residences project on Castlereagh Street Sydney, contractors Hutchinson Builders’ workers were working on formwork decks just below street level when an unusual hazard was identified.

    Since the demolition of the previous building to occupy the block, the wall of a neighbouring building, previously attached to the old building, was suffering from minor surface-level damage to the substrate. Falling sandstone debris presented a danger until SafeSmart stepped in.

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  • GM Takes Metropolitan Hotel Scaffold Design to Infinity

    GM Takes Metropolitan Hotel Scaffold Design to Infinity

    The Metropolitan Hotel, on the corner of George and Bridge Streets in Sydney, thought to have been built around 1876, recently underwent a refurbishment to refresh gaming areas, bar areas and the rooftop terrace.

    Consistent with the architecture of the era, the building’s north west corner is curved. With a normal scaff system, walkways that can only be joined at 90-degree angles create a gap between the platform and the building, and consequently a tripping and fall hazard. Infinitiy looked to GM Scaffolding for a system built with Proscaf to protect the building as well as keep the project on schedule. See how they did it.

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  • Innovative Scaffold Bridge Keeps Hyde Park Running

    Innovative Scaffold Bridge Keeps Hyde Park Running

    On the Hyde Park leg of the 2019 Sydney Running Festival, organisers faced the need for accommodating over-road race access across Park Street.

    They engaged with Baulkham Hills scaffolding company GM Scaffolding for a bridge design that could simultaneously take the weight of several runners as well as support crew and camera motorcycles. And the bridge needed to span the wide road clearly without any angled underside support structures that would hamper the flow of vehicular traffic below.

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  • Markisol Solve a Height Safety Blind Spot

    Markisol Solve a Height Safety Blind Spot

    Swedish blinds supplier Markisol have operations in many countries, including Australia. After a move to a new warehouse complex in Altona North, in Melbourne’s south west, Markisol found a height access challenge when unloading stock from shipping containers. Markisol approached Melbourne-based work platform designer and manufacturer SafeSmart Access for an answer.

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  • CBH Group Experience No (Fall) Pain with Grain

    CBH Group Experience No (Fall) Pain with Grain

    CBH Group, a grower-owned co-operative based in Western Australia, cover many aspects of operations such as grain storage and handling, marketer support, transport, shipping and processing.

    At a storage facility just outside Geraldton, workers often need to access the inside of the bulkhead walls that contain the grain. Identifying safety issues with climbing, CBH looked for a better way that would alleviate fall hazards and make the process quicker.

    CBH contacted Australian portable height access supplier SafeSmart Access to discuss the challenges.

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