Look up and live: machinery around powerlines

能源安全维多利亚

玛妮·威廉姆斯(Marnie Williams),能源安全维多利亚州专员兼主席
2021年7月30日,星期五


Look up and live: machinery around powerlines

能源安全维多利亚(ESV) - 负责维多利亚州电力,天然气和管道安全的监管机构 - 看到涉及机械击中电线的严重事件的数量令人震惊。在4月和今年5月的三个星期内在维多利亚州地区发生了四起严重事件之后,监管机构正在向机械操作员恳求更多的照顾,并始终保持抬头,抬头和生活。

ESV的'抬起头来生活’竞选活动一直在提醒维多利亚时代,将近十年来了解电力线。该竞选活动呼吁工人意识到电力线,并计划在开始之前如何安全地进行工作。虽然没有任何原因可以与2021年4月/5月的一系列事件相关,这是我在这里打电话的动力,但自满,计划不足,不充分或没有风险评估,缺乏培训,分心,工作场所的变化和时间的结合过去的限制都是过去的因素。幸运的是,这些案件均未涉及死亡,但是过去的类似事件已经这样做。

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事件时间表

4 May

2021年5月4日,星期一,坐在卡车顶部的挖掘机与墨尔本东南部Pakenham的高压电力线接触。卡车司机当时将坡道放在卡车上,因此受到了震惊。一名工人迅速进行了心肺复苏术以恢复驾驶员,然后才被送往医院。

30 April

2021年4月30日,星期五,一辆自卸卡车在特拉法加南部撞上了一辆高压电力线,驾驶员处于稳定状态。

4月27日

On Tuesday, 27 April 2021, a man was left in a critical condition after the grain auger he was transporting hit high-voltage powerlines at a property in Harston, south-west of Shepparton. The man received a severe shock and third-degree burns after the grain auger — being towed by a forklift on which he was standing — hit one of the bare overhead powerlines above. The man was airlifted to the Alfred hospital.

12 April

2021年4月12日,星期一,一辆起重机卡车的手臂卸载建筑材料撞到了德罗马纳(Dromana)的高压电线。两名男子受伤,一名男子在医院处于严重状态。

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Last November, a 29-year-old farm worker was killed at Gerang Gerung in north-west Victoria, when the extendable boom on the telehandler tractor he was operating struck powerlines. It is also important to note that a number of additional near-miss incidents have recently been recorded where injury was avoided. Each of these incidents could easily have resulted in a fatality. There has been no pattern to the geography of these incidents, which have occurred right across the state, including the Goulburn Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Pakenham.

ESVis calling on everyone involved in moving and working with machinery to take more notice of their surroundings and to remember the impact that a serious incident can have on individuals and the broader community. To have four in the space of three weeks is deeply concerning. Anyone operating machinery such as cranes, crane trucks, tipper trucks or other farm machinery must look up, because incidents like these are preventable if operators of machinery take the proper precautions.

如果操作此机械,则需要在开始任何工作之前就知道电线线,尤其是在通常很难看到单个裸露电力线的农村和地区区域。您只需要看到这四起事件的后果,这些事件都造成了严重伤害,在其他一些情况下,人们死亡。他们不仅会影响丧失的生活,而且影响了他们的亲人和同事,他们被摧毁并永远改变了。

花几分钟familiar with your surroundings to ensure improved safety is not unreasonable — and is essential. While ESV is unable to comment on the specifics of the incidents that have led to this plea for greater care in this area — as they are still being investigated alongside WorkSafe Victoria — I have set out some recommendations below for how those operating machinery around powerlines can carry out work more safely, and end with some tailored advice for those operating heavy machinery on farms — an area of particular concern when it comes to machines around powerlines.

Recommendations for staying safe while operating machinery around powerlines

  • Always stay at least 6.4 m away from powerlines while doing any work operating or moving machinery.
  • Understand ‘没有去区域’。其中包括在高架电源线附近的安全间隙的规则和距离。在电力线附近的任何地方工作的人员和设备都需要了解无需区域的要求,以保持安全并远离现场电力线。
  • If in Victoria, use an ESV registered spotter when operating machinery near overhead powerlines.
  • Monitor weather conditions closely — powerlines can sag in extreme heat and sway in strong winds.
  • Take caution during different light conditions, as powerlines are more difficult to see at dawn and dusk.
  • Remember that you don’t have to make contact with a powerline for it to be fatal. Electricity can jump if equipment or machinery gets too close to powerlines.
  • 注意当使用高机械(起重机或8月ers), driving high vehicles, raising tipper trucks and irrigation pipes and climbing on top of machinery and storage silos.

为那些在农场运营重型机械的人的建议

  • 确定电力线跨性质的所有区域。
  • 在开始工作之前,请确定所有电气危害 - 如果有疑问,请联系当地的电力分销公司。
  • Relocate bulk delivery storage sites to a safe area away from powerlines.
  • 批量材料的供应商必须确定,在服用订单时,农场上的交付点,负载的距离,电力线的接近度以及附近有电力线的情况下,应采取什么安全预防措施。
  • Never raise the tray of tipper trucks when underneath powerlines.
  • Drivers should refuse to deliver loads if their safety is compromised in any way. Enlist the help of a person to act as a safety observer when operating machinery near overhead powerlines.
  • Enlist the help of a person to act as a safety observer to make sure any machinery does not get closer than 6.4 m to powerlines.
  • 展示查找和现场贴纸附近的任何机械或设备的控制贴在头顶上。
  • Monitor weather and light conditions closely — powerlines can sag in extreme heat and sway in strong winds, and are more difficult to see at dawn and dusk.
  • 请记住,电力可以跳离缝隙。

For more information on the Look Up and Live campaign, including stickers and brochures, visitwww.esv.vic.gov.au/lookupandlive

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/Don

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