Monday, December 15, 2008

Merry Christmas

Well there are 10 days to Christmas, and this will be our last Blog post for the year. From all of us here at Safetycare have a happy and safe Christmas and all the best in 2009!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

This is not a real good idea

This mobile crane is holding a machine which weighs approximately 14 tonnes about 300mm off the ground. Wooden blocks, that could have been used to minimise any failure, were within easy reach.

Never work under a suspended load, even for short periods or for minor work, as the consequences of crane or rigging failure can be catastrophic. If you need to work on the load either lower it to the ground or support it on packing, such as timber dunnage.

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Monday, December 1, 2008

December Shocker!

The fact that the start button has been jammed in the “ON” position with the use of a piece of wire says to us that something has gone wrong with either the button or the wiring.

One can only assume that if the operator pushes the emergency stop button, without removing the piece of wire first, when the emergency stop button is reset, this piece of equipment will automatically restart.

Safety controls are on machinery for a reason and must not be circumvented. If a control is not working properly, the plant must be removed from service until it is repaired.