28 Feb February Newsletter 2019
Last Newsletter we discussed the draft Australian Standard outlining the requirements for Access Systems for Earthmoving Machinery.
This time I’d like to discuss the changes happening to AS 2359 series of standards which cover industrial lift trucks. Standards Australia is in the process of making the following changes –
- AS 2359.1:2015 is currently in draft as DR AS 2359.1:2019
- For the AS 2359 series of Standards, wherever practicable, the relevant International standards have been adopted. However parts 1, 2 & 12 continue to be locally developed, in the absence of suitable International Standards
- The stability requirements for industrial trucks are now covered by AS 22915 series of standards previously AS ISO 22915
In our last newsletter we spoke about the four ‘pillars’ of Return on Investment (ROI) from investing in systematic management of machinery safety.
At the end of the day, regardless of site location, task, machine or operator, there are four key reasons why proactively managing machinery safety is crucial for anyone who owns, uses, sells or hires out plant & equipment.
- Reduced incidents and injuries
- Reduced likelihood of prosecution
- More efficient business processes
- Improved customer service
In this piece, we’re going to expand on the first point – a reduction on the number of incidents, accidents and injuries to employees and contractors…
Here at Plant Assessor, we’re devoted to making plant safety easy and accessible for all businesses, great and small. As our customer base continues to grow, we realised it was important to offer a variety of flexible pricing options to suit a broader range of clients.
Since we launched the PAYG (Pay As You Go) membership in April 2017 we have had a huge uptake from businesses with smaller fleets who are looking for flexible and affordable payment arrangements. The feedback we’ve received has been extremely positive, so we’d like to take the opportunity to illustrate the Pay As You Go pricing structure and suggest ways you can embed these processes in your business…
Kerry Davidson joins our expanding Customer Success team as a Customer Success Representative and Shaun Whittaker will be out and about visiting our clients across Australia in his role of Field Officer.
Kerry was born in the UK and moved to Australia five years ago. Her mother moved here 12 years ago and Kerry spent a lot of time travelling back and forth between Australia and England before making the big move permanently.
Before relocating to the Hunter, she lived in Kangaroo Valley where she worked for Telstra for 5 years – 2 years in the retail store network and a further 3 years in the business division.
Her partner, Laurel is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce at Newcastle University and they have embraced the local life, spending time paddle boarding, surfing and hanging out at the beach during the summer. Her winter hobby is snowboarding and she’s a regular on the Perisher snowfields.
Shaun Whittaker is also originally from England. He was born in the midlands and emigrated to Australia before starting school. Shaun attended St Peters in Maitland and finished in year 10 because he ‘couldn’t wait to finish school and start work!”.
Shaun initially wanted to become a carpenter but also loved old cars so started an apprenticeship as a panel beater and spray painter. He worked in Newcastle for about 8 years then started his own shop and worked it for over a decade.
After selling his panel beating business, he travelled around the UK for a year visiting family and working as a panel beater and decorator. Upon returning to Australia he went into partnership in a painting and decorating business with his Dad where he worked for the past 15 years before joining Plant Assessor.
Shaun has two older boys, one a carpenter and the other a lawyer, and two teenagers with his wife Wendy. He loves American cars and old VW Kombis. To keep fit he does cross-fit style training and trains in Filipino martial arts several times a week and also makes time for a weekly game of golf with his youngest son.
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