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How To Achieve Safe Scaffold Foundations

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

The stability of a scaffold depends on a safe foundation. Poor work practices such as the ones we will go into will destabilise a scaffold exposing workers and others to the risk of serious injury or death!Lets take a look at a few different scenarios… If scrap material (eg bricks, timbers, tiles, etc) is used as a foundation there is a high risk of the foundation collapsing which may cause the scaffold to overturn or collapse. Instead, baseplates and soleboards that meet AS/NZS 4576 should be used.Always make sure that the...

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Small Petrol Engine Safety Tips, Part Two

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

In our last post, we covered some basic tips on protecting us from fires and explosions, when working with petrol engines. We also covered use on containers and some other points. We carry on from there. Some may disassociate the air filter with fuel — air is harmless, of course — but it’s important to use care when working on an air cleaner since the foam filter, when present, may be saturated with fuel, oil or kerosene. The heat produced by engines also makes them prone to spark, which can ignite combustible materials in the area,...

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Small Petrol Engines and Your Safety

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

It’s so easy to take safety for granted. We may wonder at why, like what was in the news last year, a fellow gets burned after an explosion in his work shed. It turned out he was smoking or had a lit cigarette and there was an open can of petrol, and you guessed it, the darn thing blew up! Let’s face it, from moving parts to flammable fluids, petrol engines contain a number of materials that can harm a user who’s not cautious. Some safety ideas may seem simple enough, but sometimes a little reminder can go a long way when the focus is...

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A look at maintaining your Robin engine. Part 2

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Other than regular maintenance, you also have to consider applications in extreme heat or cold and high altitudes.Altitudes above 1,500 metres may cause engines to start hard and perform poorly. In this altitude you find that emissions also are typically higher, and you may also experience trouble with spark plugs. Modifying the carburettor will improve both performance and emission levels. Moving to a job site below 1,500 m requires converting the engine back to levels recommended by the manufacturer. Failure to do so will cause the...

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A Look at Maintaining Your Robin Engine

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

While we haven’t made too much noise about it, we do sell and service Robin engines and power equipment. If you own one, you may want to consider some of the points we cover in this post.Let’s face it, regular maintenance of any piece of equipment pays off in the end. Not only through longer service life, but also in savings in running costs. Plus, consider the inconvenience of a engine failing you at the worse possible moment. You may be up for a replacement (whether a purchase or hire) at a time you least expect. And, whatever job...

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A Thought About Your Generator During Summer Months

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

From landscaping to home renovations and many other projects, construction activities are typically busiest in the summer. And, lets not forget that it’s not just the labourers who feel the effects of more jobs and extended hours. Tools and equipment run longer hours and are pushed to their limits during the summer months. Between longer days, busier schedules and hours of overtime, routine maintenance quite often falls by the wayside. While construction certainly doesn’t come to a halt when summer ends, autumn is an ideal time to...

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