Safety Tips for Those Working at a Height

Working at Height Solutions


Working at a height requires one to wear the correct safety gear and practice full precaution. Failure to do so can lead to major calamities. The following is a basic guide from the experts at working at height solutions to ensure proper safety and care for those who work on a height.

Making use of railings

Rails are a form of passive protection. When your workers are working from a great height, it’s necessary that they have the necessary equipment they could rely on for additional support and safety. Rails can be built or you can purchase custom built rails from manufacturers who produce height safety gear.

Custom built rails are portable and are one of the simplest form of safety used for those who work on heights.

Choosing the proper fall arrest systems

All workers need to wear the correct safety gear if they work on a height. Full body safety harnesses are a must for people in the construction business or any professional who works at a high altitude. These harnesses should be equipped with proper padding to ensure comfort. Pus these should also have additional features like D-rings and fire proof materials to ward off calamities and allow the worker the easy movement which they require.

Harnesses should be adjusted properly so that they fit the person perfectly. People work in different conditions. When buying harnesses always buy those which are right for the conditions in which your employees are working.

Also it is necessary to evaluate all safety equipment with help from a professional. Doing so would actually ensure the complete safety of your workers.

Decide anchor points wisely

Anchor points should not only be able to support the weight of the person but they should also be able to bear additional five thousand pounds of weight. A fixture should be strong enough to sustain all this weight. Structural steel would make a great fixture because it would be able to with stand that much amount of weight.

Using the best working at height solutions

Often enough people make use of ladders and railings, sometimes scaffolds are the best thing they could make use of. Sometimes you may need to make use of lifts because scaffolds are not a feasible option. It is wise to evaluate a situation and then decide upon the best working at height solution.

Training your workers

You may bring in all the protection gear and install all the scaffolds and ladders but if your workers are not trained on working at heights, all these things become meaningless. Ensure that the staff is trained properly by carrying out safety workshops.

Proper training of employees is perhaps the most important step in height safety. It is required by the government. Even when using lift which many people might think would offer better protection, mistakes are bound to happen. In order to avoid those mistakes it’s necessary to provide proper training to all workers.

For more information on Correct Safety – Working at Height Solutions make sure you visit their website.

Tools

Oil Drum Pump

An oil drum pump is a great way oil used for fuel, oil used for lubricating, and oil used for non-corrosive purposes, from one location or another. The average hand-operated rotary pump is able to transfer 10 gallons of oil per minute.
Storing your oil in drums allows you to prevent contamination from outside forces. If you purchase an oil drum pump that has a filtration device, you can also remove any contamination or impurities as the oil is pumped from one location to the next.
While there are a lot of oil drum pumps to choose from, picking the right one can be difficult if you do not know what you are looking for. Check out our in-depth information about oil drum pumps.

Oil Drum Pump

More In-Depth Knowledge


The more you know about an oil drum pump, the better understanding you will have when it comes to purchasing, or using one. Here, we will cover the drum pump filtration system and universal design. You can choose to use a manual pump or you can add a motor to make transferring the oil a lot easier.

Most of these pumps are used for occasional use. They are not meant for high volume jobs. However, you can purchase one that is meant for medium or large volume jobs. When you are purchasing your pump, make sure that you know the exact contents that you will use it for, the type of container it will be stored in, the size of the container it will be stored in, and exactly what type of oil you will be storing and pumping.

Oil Drum Pump Filtration System

If your drum pump comes with a filtration system, chances are it comes with a dispensing nozzle that provides a continuous flow and monitors that amount of lubricant that passes through the hose. The device should come with a rubber nozzle cap that will prevent the oil from exiting the hose when you don’t need it to, and to protect the liquid from becoming contaminated by things that want to enter the nozzle.

The average system is able to provide a flow of 4.5 GPM. They are also usually rated for lubricants with a viscosity of up to 7,000 SUS. Make sure to purchase a drum pump filtration system with a 10-micron filter. This will prevent even the tiniest bug from entering the lubricant. You can also purchase pressure gauges with different options to customize your experience.

Universal Design

Always purchase an oil drum pump that is universal. This will allow you to choose the type of filtration system used, and allow you to increase the micron filter gauge to accommodate contaminants in your area. Most of these oil drum pumps require you to manually pump the oil from the drum to another location by hand unless you buy a pump. However, you do want to make sure that your filter remains intact at all times when you are pumping from one drum to another device. This will reduce particle contamination and eliminate the risk of spilling precious oil.

There are several types of oil drum pumps you can purchase, including:

  • Hand-Operated Drum Pumps
  • Two-Way Drum Pumps
  • Air Transfer Pumps
  • Hydraulics Pumps
  • Pneumatic Pumps
  • Plumbing Pumps
  • Digital Pumps

Looking for the type of oil drum pump you will need will depend on a number of factors, including your own personal preference.
Further information can be found on our Home Page.

Tools

Rubber Tracks

Several types of construction or agricultural vehicles employ the use of rubber tracks to improve movability. Children’s books display trucks with these tracks, you can often find these trucks parked in construction zones, and may have sat behind a tractor with these tracks on a back road. As prevalent as they are, do we really understand what they are and how they work?

How They Work

Rubber tracks use the continuous propulsion system which basically means the larger surface of the tracks (versus that of traditional wheels and tires) spreads the weight of the vehicle, which enables a this specific kind of continuous tracked vehicle to travel softer ground. These tracks make it less likely the vehicles will become stuck or sink in the mud. Rubber tracks are usually found on several types of vehicles including excavators, bulldozers, tractors, and tanks, but it is common to find them on any vehicle that could find benefit in the added traction, durability, low  and, ground pressure that comes with the continuous track system. There are several advantages and disadvantages to rubber tracks.

Advantages

  • They travel rough terrain better than traditional vehicles, gliding over small obstacles, smoothing out bumps, and crossing trenches or breaks in the terrain.
  • Riding is fun! It often feels like being in a ship on the ocean.
  • Tracks cannot be punctured or torn like tires can.
  • Tracks decrease the ground pressure making it less likely to get stuck in snow, soft ground, or mud since they are distributing the weight over a larger area.
  • Bulldozers, which usually have rubber tracks, use the larger contact area and cleats, on the track shoes, to pull other vehicles that have sunk into the mud or become stuck. The tracks allow a larger superiority in traction. These vehicles have the ability to pull or push heavy loads where traditionally wheeled vehicles would sink.
  • Tracked vehicles can drive the tracks in opposite directions allowing the vehicle to make full turns without moving forward or backwards.
  • If a track is broken, if you have the right tools, you can repair it without any special facilities.

Disadvantages

  • Lower top speed
  • Much greater mechanical complexity
  • Shorter life
  • Can cause damage to soft terrain such as gravel roads, lawns, and fields
  • Prolonged use can put strain on the transmission and mechanics of the track, which has to be fixed thoroughly or replaced regularly.

In comparison to steel tracks, rubber tracks make less noise, are lighter, and will not damage paved roads. The only disadvantage is that steel tracks are much stronger and more solid..

How to Find and Replace Your Rubber Track

There are a couple measurements and other information you will need to identify the right replacement rubber track for your particular vehicle. Make sure you know this information when you go to buy your replacement track.

  • The model, make, and year of your vehicle
  • The Rubber Track Size
  • The Guiding System Size
  • The type of roller on your track

Armed with this information you can find replacement parts online.

Essentially rubber tracks allow a heavy vehicle to travel rough terrain much easier. It allows for large vehicles to glide over trenches and smooth out bumpy spots easily. The extra traction allows them to pull vehicles from the mud or push heavy objects across soft ground. You can find the best rubber tracks Australia has to offer and this company has a variety tracks that are unrivalled!

Rubber

Kahu:
The Aircraft

Designed and built exclusively by CMS Race Performance, the Kahu offers the leading edge in construction, and practical design…

The CAD designed, 99% composite construction with precision laser cut structural support items provides a structurally sound, durable, but lightweight platform for many demanding tasks.

Kahu -The Aircraft

The Kahu is designed to excel in the following areas


  • Autonomous flight system usage
  • Aerial Search and Location detection
  • Aerial Surveillance
  • Bush Fire Surveillance and Assessment
  • Law Enforcement
  • Military Target Drone
  • Data Collection
  • Airborne Particle Collection
  • Aerial Still or Video Photography
  • Cinematography

Features


  • Spacious Composite Fuselage for payload positioning with exceptional access
  • Composite “Hollow” wings allow for larger fuel tanks, and equipment placement
  • Customer allocated wing compartments
  • Nitro, Petrol or Electric propulsion
  • Can be operated with Fixed tricycle undercarriage, Retractable Tricycle Undercarriage, no undercarriage (Belly Landing), “Dolly”, Vehicle or catapult launch
  • Fully flying tailplane allowing precise control and less drag for autonomous flight systems
  • Replaceable wingtips; Standard or Winglet
  • Multiple wing designs and spans.
  • Pusher engine configuration allowing for exceptional forward view camera mounting
  • Paintwork/colour scheme as per customer requirement

Specifications:


  • Fuselage Length       2300mm
  • Wingspan                     2840mm*
  • Height                             530mm**

* Does not include wing tips; ** No undercarriage fitted