TASMANIA

CICA on tower crane safety

CICA on tower crane safety

We are in the midst of an (un)official construction boom. According to the RLB Index Q2 2018, there are 684 tower cranes on projects in Australia at the moment with 51% of those in Sydney, 23% in Melbourne and 10% in Brisbane. Of that 684, 493 cranes are in the residential sector.

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Pick and carry crane road safety

Pick and carry crane road safety

In this Crane Safety Bulletin, I bring to your attention the to the National Class 1 Special Purpose Vehicle Notice 2016 (No 1) Amendment Notice 2018 (No. 1).

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Tyre fires, pyrolysis, and explosions

Tyre fires, pyrolysis, and explosions

You may recall an earlier bulletin, 207, about high voltage electrical hazards where I discussed the laws regarding no-go zones and the procedure if contact is made with electrical hazards. A lesser known consequence of the above event is tyre pyrolysis which is a danger that arises when combustion takes place inside the tyre with no external signs.

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$461m allocated for Bridgewater Bridge replacement

$461m allocated for Bridgewater Bridge replacement

The Federal government will allocate $461 million in their budget to build a new Bridgewater Bridge downriver from the current one in Hobart's north.

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The right documentation for the job

The right documentation for the job

Having the right documentation with you and your equipment at all times can be difficult and inconvenient, but in this day and age, you simply can't afford not to.

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Site access construction work starts at Cattle Hill wind farm

Site access construction work starts at Cattle Hill wind farm

Goldwind Australia has initiated site access construction works for its 144MW Cattle Hill wind project, located in the Central Highlands of Tasmania.

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Delicate lift goes without a hitch

Delicate lift goes without a hitch

In order to relocate a historic church in Tasmania, Cranes Combined turned to the Grove GMK5150L all-terrain crane.

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CICA on heavy vehicle road safety compliance

CICA on heavy vehicle road safety compliance

In the latest CICA Vic/Tas Branch Crane Safety Bulletin, the association turns its attention to heavy vehicle road safety compliance.

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Synthetic sling protection - the discussion continues

Synthetic sling protection - the discussion continues

In the latest CICA Vic/Tas Branch Crane Safety Bulletin, the association continues its discussion of synthetic sling protection (see Related Articles).

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Strict road restrictions? No problem

Strict road restrictions? No problem

At the end of last year, Tassie crane rental company Cranes Combined received its latest Grove crane, which it says is both easier to move and meets local road restrictions.

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