Tomorrow wasn’t a better day..
The overnight news is that one of our supervisors (who is 50, overweight and a diabetic) suffered a heart attack and has been evacuated to Darwin. A prayer for Mick Lacey if you have a space, wouldn’t go astray.
No, today – that started like this :
I had to stop one of our cranes working for a period of time because it was indicated to me by some of the boys that there was a fault. For the couple of Crochet hook waving Safety People who read the blog (and there are a fair few!!!) I tagged it out of service which is fairly serious. The running commentary that my actions (arriving, assessing and departing) were subjected to were hardly polite.
For those again familiar with the issues 0f heavy vehicles and equipment, you are required to conduct pre-start checks prior to operation. This person had been falsifying the records otherwise he would have noticed that there was low hydraulic oil levels in the boom reservoir.
Hydraulic leak found, level refilled, crane now operating.
I get to spend time with the Project Manager discussing the fate of a supervisor who threatens to hit people who are doing their job.
Everything in life is a learning experience. One thing I am learning from Cesar, our filipino Project Manager is the art of implacability. I always suffered the drawback of being quick to bite… Cesar has taught me to breathe.
Though even he was heard to swear today.
So – since it’s been a week since I put up a bad safety photo – knowing how funny they are (when they’re not your workers!)
Here you go:
The mind just BOGGGGLES.
Anyway – another hello to our new visitors! Thank you for stopping by!
And to my faithful friends – thank you once again for being the wonderful people you are!
Love to you all….