Thursday, November 28, 2013

World's largest remote control airplane!

Amazing video showing the flight of an Airbus A380 model at the Albis Flugtag RC Show 2012 in Switzerland!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

EWP Shocker!

This week’s Absolute shocker is another example of a contractor cutting corners when working in the back blocks. This shocker was spotted by an inspector when he drove past on the way to a job. The inspector says ‘everyone knew it was not the way to do it, but they still did it’.

There is no excuse for not using purpose designed height access equipment as there’s a wide range of equipment now available to suit most applications. Proper planning will help ensure the right equipment is onsite when required.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Is this for reel?

This week’s Absolute shocker in Worksafe's Safety Soapbox was sent in by a health and safety professional who wrote to them saying that after 15 years in the OHS game, he’d seen a lot of unsafe things onsite… including a guy cutting the hose off a fire reel. ‘What are you doing?’ asked the health and safety professional to the hose cutter. ‘I can’t find a wash down hose’, hose guy replied.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

PetMan Military Robot

Darpa PetMan Military Robot. Also known as Atlas proto. This video covers the life of 'PetMan'. PetMan is being developed by Boston Dynamics for DARPA. This humanoid robot Walks, crawls, kneels, marches, running, jumping, climbs stairs and moves around obstacles.

Apparently designed for testing chemical suits, but it can perform various tasks dynamically, such as search and rescue operations in fire, nuclear and other hazardous conditions, without human exposure.

In April 2009, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded a $26.3m contract to the Midwest Research Institute (MRI) towards the development of IPE and the PETMAN.