January Newsletter 2019

January Newsletter 2019

Insights from our Chief Techo
New draft AS5327:2018
Safety First!
Investing in safety
Using Plant Assessor
What’s my name again?
Plant Assessor Team News
We welcome a new developer
Plant Assessor Team
Join the team!
New Clients
Who’s joined us recently
What’s in the News
Hot topics in Plant Safety
Technical Updates
New Types & SOPs
Insights from our Technical Director – Paul Dean
New draft Australian Standard DR AS5327:2018 Earthmoving Machinery – Access systems… 

On December 7 2018 DR AS5327:2018 Earthmoving machinery – Access systems was released for comment.
This standard is an Australian adaptation of ISO 2867:2011. It is intended to replace the withdrawn AS 3868:1991 Earth-moving machinery – Design guide for access systems.

I have reviewed the draft standard against –

  • ISO 2867:2011 (as the draft standard only contains the additional or replacement clauses for the international standard and not the whole draft standard)

  • AS 3868:1991 Earth-moving machinery – Design guide for access systems &

  • AS 1657:2013 Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders – Design, construction and installation

The first comment I have is that the new AS 5327:2019(?) will be far more comprehensive…

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Safety first!
The 4 drivers of ROI when investing in safety

The advent of a new year often gives us time to reflect and to plan … well at least when the mad rush associated with Christmas subsides anyway!
At Plant Assessor we produce a significant amount of machine centric and scenario specific material which is often relevant to a particular industry or process. A quick look at the ‘Learn & Support’ section of our website shows we’ve produced hundreds of technical advice sheets, assessment guides and case studies over the years….

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Using Plant Assessor
What’s my name again?

While this seems like a simple questions, we wonder if some users know the answer when we hear that they’re logging into Plant Assessor as someone else. Whether you’re an administrator logging in under the business owner’s name, or one of several operators out on site all logging in with the same details, we thought we’d take a moment to discuss why every user should have their own login, and let you know how easy it is to get that set up. And since it’s free to add as many users as you like, regardless of your membership level, there really is no reason to hesitate…

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Plant Assessor Team News
We welcome a new recruit

We have great pleasure of welcoming a new Senior Web Developer – Shazad Saleemi.

Shazad was born in Newcastle when his parents were students at the University of Newcastle. Upon completing their studies the family returned to Pakistan where Shazad remained until completing his tertiary studies.

Shazad’s first job involved mathematical modelling and programming of train dynamics for North American railroads. He was responsible for writing functional requirements for safety critical systems and worked with team of mechanical engineers to develop and simulate train wagon coupling, automatic predictive braking and speed control operations.

In 2011 Shazad moved back to Australia and took a role with a business called Promax who have a suite of products that manage and optimise trade promotion spends for global FMCG manufacturers including Coca-Cola, L’Oréal and Red Bull. In this role he worked on systems with large volumes of data and was the lead developer in delivering the first cloud-based trade promotion optimisation solution on the market.

Shazad is married to Ayesha who is also a degree qualified programmer. They live in Newcastle with their two young children, son Rayyan and daughter, Zimmal.

On the weekend they like to get away from computer screens and move outdoors where they enjoy tending to their garden which Shazad describes as “a work in progress”.

Join the Plant Assessor Team

Are you an experienced Key Account Manager or Client Relationship Executive?
Looking for a new opportunity in 2019? We’d love to hear from you.
Please send through your resume to mmclachlan@assessor.com.au

(Keep a look out for our ads on seek.com.au – coming soon)

New Clients
Technical Updates

New Types:

  • Pipe Camera
  • Three Point Linkage – Rotary Ditcher
  • Internal Pipe Lining Sprayer
  • Hook Bin Body f/w Crane – Truck
  • Concrete Agitator – Trailing
  • Truck f/w VLC & EWP (Boom)
  • Maintenance Body – Road Repair f/w Crane

New SOPs:

  • Vehicles/Machines – Service Body
  • Rollers, Multi Tyred – Trailing
  • Band/Scroll – Saw
  • Beaver Tail – Truck
  • Beaver Tail/Side Tipper Combination
  • Grapple – Attachment
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