‘Construction Innovations: Research into Practice’
is particularly suited to our core product range of
Enabling technology solutions
Which allow companies to improve on quality, safety and productivity objectives
An intuitive and user friendly web based solution which enables effective and efficient management of the thermal characteristics of concrete, remotely, using web based technology. Turing complex and previously difficult to manage Mass concrete and Concrete maturity theory into a practical easy to use solution which transforms data into usable management information which is available live via a web platform to multiple authorized users through the critical path of early age strength development.
Enabling technology that is efficient and accurate in the determination of density, a key early indicator of concrete performance, and compressive strengths through the dimensioning and weighing of concrete cylinders.
A flexible and cutomisable liquid dispensing scale ensuring high speed controllable admixture dosing with the highest degree of accuracy, reliability and traceability giving you complete confidence and certainty that dosages are correct. Saving time and money by reducing the risk of non-conformances and allowing optimal mix costs
The number 1 selling auto hatch
System in Australia
The most operationally efficient pneumatic auto hatch system for dry bulk trailers. Allows drivers to operate the loading hatch from the safety of the ground improving safety, asset utilization, whilst ensuring low maintenance and unit running costs.
We invite you to come and see Mark Mackenzie, Richard Hutt and Sandy Hughes at Booth 22 during the exhibition and we would love to show you how our innovative solutions will assist you your company.
Come and see the new ConXedge thermal management solution with data loggers and live web interface for yourself and see how we have turned complex research and theory into an easy to use practical tool for managing early age concrete performance.
Weighing and measuring concrete cylinders is a routine and repetitive task that most would prefer to avoid if it were not such a critical element in managing concrete design and performance. Besides the boredom of the task, the waste of valuable labor resources and the manual task injury risks how confident are you that your concrete cylinder dimensioning results are accurate and reliable.
As a Concrete Technical Manager you need to be confident that the data you are analysing is consistent and accurate or you could make the wrong decisions and in the main incorrect decisions have a financial impact. These financial impacts may be seen in over designing of mixes, or worse concrete failures in the field.
The HMT-MS Concrete Test Specimen Measuring Station has been specifically designed for concrete laboratories, using the latest technology in laser sensors for:
Engineered to comply with AS/NZ Standards AS1012 and ASTM C39/C39M-05, the concrete cylinder measuring station utilises edge measurement technology to minimise errors due to craters in the sample surface. Measurement is digital and is independent of temperature, surface texture, colour or dirt on lenses.
Both businesses and WHS regulations aim to reduce risks and harm to employees, there are however often hazardous routine tasks that need to be performed across the country multiple times per day which need to be reassessed, evaluated and controlled on an ongoing basis. One such tasks is the opening and closing of loading hatches on dry bulk tankers. It is still common practice for drivers or operators to access loading hatches and equipment via a ladder on the back of the trailer then to manually open and close single or multiple loading hatches. Safety rails, arrest systems and in some cases loading platforms have become an industry norm to reduce fall risks there are still however significant injury risks associated with climbing up and down ladders or stairs, working on top of tankers or platforms and in performing the manual task of opening and closing hatches which are not addressed by the current safety systems.
Has your business evaluated the risks associated with loading dry bulk product and are you satisfied that appropriate controls have been put in place to reduce or eliminate the working at height and manual task risks associated with performing this task. Are you satisfied that your businesses risk review and controls around this task are current and that alternatives have been sought to eliminate these injury risks.
The new WHS regulations and codes of practice outline the duty holders responsibilities and duties of care.
Over the past two years the new harmonised Work Health Safety Acts and Regulations have been adopted by the Commonwealth, Qld, NSW, ACT, NT, TAS and SA. The WHS Regulations speak to the responsibilities of persons conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace have related to managing Hazardous Work in Chapter 4 and specifically refers in Part 4.2 to managing risks to health and safety relating to a musculoskeletal disorder associated with a hazardous manual task and in Part 4.4 managing risks to health and safety associated with a fall by a person from one level to another that is reasonably likely to cause injury. See Work Health Safety Act 2011 Regulations
Regulation 34–38 outlines “What is required to manage the risk of falls?
Referenced from SWA Managing Risk of Falls at Workplaces Code of Practice
In order to manage risk under the WHS Regulations, a duty holder must:
The most important step in managing risks, according to Safe Work Australia involves “eliminating them so far as is reasonably practicable, or if that is not possible, minimising the risks so far as is reasonably practicable”.
In the Safe Work Australia How to Manage Work Health and Safety risks document they explain how consideration should be given to various control options and that businesses need to choose the “control that most effectively eliminates the hazard or minimises the risk in the circumstances. This may involve a single control measure or a combination of different controls that together provide the highest level of protection that is reasonably practicable.”
The Safe Work Australia hierarchy of risk control details that “The ways of controlling risks are ranked from the highest level of protection and reliability to the lowest as shown in Figure 2. This ranking is known as the hierarchy of risk control. The WHS Regulations require duty holders to work through this hierarchy when managing risk under the WHS Regulations.” SWA Manage Work Health Safety Risks
“Eliminating the need to work at height is the most effective way of protecting workers from the risk of falls” SWA Managing Risk of Falls at Workplaces Code of Practice
“The most effective control measure involves eliminating the hazardous manual task and its associated risk” SWA Hazardous Manual Tasks Code of Practice
Read more about the modern aluminium road tanker in Trailer mags August 13 edition where they also discuss how the stock feed tanker had been fitted with five automatic Pivotal Edge hatches – a safety feature to prevent the operator from working on top of the vehicle, which according to them is an on-going safety issue in the industry. All hatches boast an ‘air knife’ system to clean the tops of the hatch rings before the auto lid closes in position after loading. “More and more customers are starting to see the benefits of using auto hatches – especially when five hatches have to be opened at a time,” says Vince Niceforo, Tieman’s National Sales Manager for dry bulk tankers. Plus, all the hatch controls operate from the ground, so its a huge OH&S advantage.”
Another fine example of the growing partnership between Tieman and the Pivotal edge is the recently delivered 42m3 aluminium Cement tanker built for Supermix Concrete sporting a single Pivotal Edge auto hatch.
The theme Understanding Concrete is well suited to our core product range of enabling technology solutions which assist companies achieve quality, safety and productivity objectives by delivering repeatable, accurate results and a deeper understanding of concrete quality and maturity.
Showcasing leading technology in the concrete industry including :
A practical highly efficient, effective and economical system, designed specifically to achieve the extensive benefits associated with the comprehensive management of concrete thermal characteristics.
The Pivotal Edge making it safe for drivers whilst loading at customer sites.
All persons in control of a business or undertaking have a duty of care to drivers and should consult, negotiate and cooperate with the other duty holders to:
“Despite recent progress in the OH&S field, some operators still have to climb on top of the tank to access hatches below the level of their feet and operate cam handles and hatches by hand,” says Lionel Oxford, Heil Australia’s dry bulk expert, pointing out that the auto-hatch cover can be operated from the ground or even inside the cab. “That’s why we give our clients the option of specifying ladders, handrails and the auto-hatch cover for added safety. The auto-hatch is not a standard in the tipper tanker segment, but we do highly recommend it as a modern and affordable safety feature.”
The Brisbane truck show ranks as the premium trucking event in the Southern Hemisphere and is held at the Brisbane Convention center every 2 years.
Heil Trailers chose this event to showcase their new 63 cu.m Dry Bulk Tipper Tank Vehicle to the Australasia market, the aluminium semi-trailer built in accordance with AS1210 featured the Pivotal Edge auto hatch among its many other safety and innovative design features. Read the Trailer Magazine article on the new Heil dry bulk trailer.
Tieman Industries had their 42 cu.m O.ME.PS dry bulk aluminim trailer on display which also featured the Pivotal Edge auto hatch, the trailer was built for Supermix Concrete and Quarries based in Wagga Wagga NSW and is due for delivery this week. Tieman believe the Pivotal Edge to be the most reliable auto hatch with the lowest operating cost on the market and are happy to recommend the Pivotal Edge to their clients. Read more about the Tieman dry bulk tankers
Does weighing and measuring your concrete test cylinders get your lab down? With time pressures building, overheads under review and many complicated processes to manage, laboratories need all the help they can get.
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