As part of the Sydney Metro project, two disused underground platforms will be transformed into a high voltage room for the new underground station box. During works, Laing O' Rourke workers wanted to eliminate the fall danger around the platform edges. See what they did.Read More
During basement construction of the North Shore Health Hub in St Leonards, workers were installing steel reinforcing, which according to plans was to be placed 3.4m up from the floor. Steel fixers experienced a challenge with using standard equipment, as it meant ascending and descending frequently to move along the wall for drilling and installation. See what they did to solve it.Read More
At the site of the new 60 Martin Place development, contractors Lendlease faced challenges for moving around a cluttered formwork deck.
All the exposed steel reinforcement as well as troughs and gaps in the deck were causing serious trip hazards. See what they did to eliminate the issue.Read More
The West Gate Tunnel Project in Melbourne is well underway, featuring various access points around the city’s west including a site on the Maribyrnong River in Footscray.
Construction personnel from the CPB/John Holland joint venture needed constant on-foot access over an historic man-made canal that juts from the river alongside Maribyrnong Street towards the west.
And including a bluestone retaining wall dating back to the colonial era, the surrounding banks are heritage listed, so the access system needed to span the 6m-wide waterway with minimal contact; and it needed to support itself with minimal underside bracing.
Find out what they did.Read More
Although it is not a safety regulator, the Clean Energy Council’s guidelines for solar panel installation highlights not only qualifications and best practices for installing a system but also best safety practices during installation – including for those who work at height. With this updated document, WorkSafe Victoria has deemed a harness to be PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) only, which sits at the bottom of the hierarchy of effective measures for protecting workers against injury.Read More