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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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  • Case Study: Keeping Workers Safe from Above

    Case Study: Keeping Workers Safe from Above

    ProScaf 80mL, 10kPa Overhead Walkway with heavy duty rockfall netting

    Client: major Sydney infrastructure contractor

    Project: major Sydney freeway – St Peter’s site.

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  • Clever Scaff System Keeps Tunnel Construction on the Low Down

    Clever Scaff System Keeps Tunnel Construction on the Low Down

    To operate these turbines on this Sydney freeway tunnel project, external factors needed to be considered. Firstly, they are noisy when running, and the surrounding environment needed protecting against noise pollution. And the turbines themselves needed protecting; any abnormal or skewed airflow from naturally-occurring breezes can affect the performance of the units. To control these factors, the contractor commissioned Sydney-based height access and scaffolding supplier SafeSmart Access to come up with a solution.

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  • Yancoal Gain Safe and Smart Access to Plant Equipment

    Yancoal Gain Safe and Smart Access to Plant Equipment

    Mining company Yancoal operate an open-cut site – Hunter Valley Operations (HVO), approximately 24 kilometres north-west of Singleton, NSW, Australia. On a site like this, machinery and plant equipment are always on the go. To maintain a profitable schedule, this equipment—subjected to sustained periods of operation and harsh environmental factors—runs for nearly the entire working day. Yancoal’s maintenance schedule, as a result, is almost as constant.

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  • Added Safety for Lendlease at Kingsford Smith Drive

    Added Safety for Lendlease at Kingsford Smith Drive

    Kingsford Smith Drive in Brisbane is one of the major arterial roads that connect the airport to the CBD. That’s why, in anticipation of growing traffic volumes, the road is being upgraded – a widening from four to six lanes and improved cycling, indented bus stops and pedestrian facilities. Safe shotcrete batter and pit access became an issue for productivity. But an Australian portable access provider saved the day.

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