Mick Rogers, Plant Operator for Drumderg Excavations identified and addressed two key risks when working on the Frederickton and Eungai project.
The two issues Mick addressed were:
1. Use of hands-free UHF radio operated from a button on the levers, reducing time taking hands off the lever to use the radio.
2. Use of a power line detector on his machine which activates if within a given distance of power lines.
Mick approached his local authorised Kobelco Dealer, Gato Sales to have both the hands free UHF kits and power line detection units fitted to his recent Kobelco SK250-8 purchase prior to delivery.
Director of Gato Sales Chad Vadnjal says, “Mick has always taken a proactive and detailed approach to how his machines go out to work, and we were not surprised that he came to us with the idea for his work on the Thiess site.”
The two safety issues addressed by Mick are key indicators on any jobsite and it has helped their business create a safer work environment for its operators as well as maximising their profitability.
Mick also filmed these two improvements and allowed Thiess to show this at the Contractors meeting thus sharing the knowledge with others.
As a result Mick won a $1,000 Visa Gift Card for the, everyone safe everyday Construction Stream Individual Award.
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