21 Nov November Newsletter 2019
November Newsletter 2019
Here’s some cool stuff we’ve written in November.
Stay safe during the Christmas party season
(stretching is essential before trying some new moves.)
ARE YOUR SAFETY SYSTEMS UP TO SCRATCH?
Matt Turner | Managing Director
This is the third in a series of 6 articles designed to give you the tools to self-assess your safety systems around machinery, plant & equipment.
(Read Part 1: Pre Starts HERE, Part 2: Service Scheduling & Record Keeping HERE)
Part 3 – Information Management and Sharing
Think about the volumes of information you generate and use when running a business that utilises plant & equipment.
The list goes on and on – from daily pre-start checks, operators manuals, safe work methods statements, safe operating procedures, plant risk assessments, service & maintenance records, company policies and procedures, site safety rules, emergency response procedures, toolbox meeting topics and minutes, along with induction and competency records.
TALKING STANDARDS: WHAT’S NEW & HOW IT AFFECTS YOU
Paul Dean | Founder, Technical Director
In August of this year AS1418.19:2007 Cranes, hoists and winches – Telescopic handlers was superseded by a modified version of ISO10896.1:2019. AS10896.1:2019 Rough-terrain trucks – Safety requirements and verification Part 1: Variable-reach trucks (ISO10896.1:2012, Modified) is the new Australian Standard for Telescopic handlers.
The replacement of a specific Australian Standard with a modified International standard is more than just a trend these days. This is now commonplace and I believe a positive thing for many reasons not the least of which is that it makes it easier for manufacturers, suppliers and machine users to have one set of requirements to manage…
In recent months we’ve added two new customer success representatives to our growing Customer Success Team. Introducing – Megan Baker and Teegan Millerd.
Megan is originally from south-western Sydney but recently relocated to the Hunter with her partner, Mitch where they’ve just completed building their first home.
She completed a Bachelor of Health Science at Western Sydney University in 2013 although she didn’t follow through with the exercise science career after uni, instead working as a kitchen design specialist at the now extinct Masters Home Improvement. Megan also has a Diploma of Interior Design and was a colour consultant/ kitchen designer for a major Sydney builder before starting at Plant Assessor.
Megan was a competitive swimmer in her youth but says she has “absolutely no other sporting ability” even though she is a massive sports fan and regularly watches Supercars, rugby league and cricket. When she’s not at work or watching sport, she enjoys spending time with her ‘furbaby’ Murray.
Teegan was raised Newcastle in a family of boys and was a student of Glendale Technology High School. Upon leaving school, completed a Certificate IV in Logistics. Teegan has always been a self-starter, joining McDonalds at 15 and working her way through to management with several businesses including Ullrich Aluminium and Bunnings.
Her most recent role before coming to Plant Assessor was as a Team Leader with CH2, a major healthcare supply and logistics business, where she managed a team servicing GP practices across Australia.
With her partner Andrew, she manages to control two very large dogs – Theodore the Rottweiler and Bella the energetic German Shepherd. To keep fit, Teegan enjoys dancing and has recently taken up hammocks (sometimes called aerial yoga – it’s a thing, look it up!).