Skip to content Skip to main navigation

Business

We develop leaders who transform
business, society & economies

It takes a crane to lift a wheely bin?

By johnboy 9 April 2009 25

So this morning in Civic I was a little surprised to see the great big crane on the former Greater Union site shifting a wheely bin around.

So building nerds, is this normal?

What’s Your opinion?


Please login to post your comments, or connect with
25 Responses to
It takes a crane to lift a wheely bin?
Filter
Showing only Website comments
Order
Newest to Oldest
Oldest to Newst
niftydog 12:26 pm 15 Apr 09

The contents are irrelevant, vg. Even empty it will still do you in from a decent height.

vg 9:00 pm 14 Apr 09

I will repeat again for your benefit

“OK, so you’re 100% sure that its concrete in the wheelie bin described above. Or are you just assuming?”

niftydog 6:16 pm 14 Apr 09

vg said :

Bollocks, how else do the garbage trucks pick them up…….a tractor beam?

The trucks in Canberra have a large clamp that grips under the top rim of the bin on 3 sides.

Regardless of whether it’s specifically illegal or not the OH&S legislation mantra says that employers have a legally enforceable duty of care to “take all reasonably practicable steps to protect the health and safety at work of its employees and contractors.” I would say it’s both reasonable and practicable for a large construction company to have a better method than this, wouldn’t you?

For shits and giggles… Australian Standard 4123.1-2008 Mobile Waste Containers – ie; wheelie bins. Nominal load is specified as 400kg/m^3 – the standard 240L wheelie bin should be capable of carrying at least 96kg. Concrete nominally weighs 6 times as much per volume, 2400kg/m^3. Even the lifting equipment is specified, and none of it is designed to lift using the handles.

vg 8:33 am 10 Apr 09

2604 said :

vg said :

“The handles on a wheelie bin are not designed to suspend anything, let alone the weight of a wheelie bin full of rubble. Would anyone here trust those handles to hold a wheelie bin full of god knows what over their head?”

Bollocks, how else do the garbage trucks pick them up…….a tractor beam?

Uh…pretty sure that a wheelie bin full of construction waste (particularly concrete) is going to be heavier than a wheelie bin full of household refuse.

OK, so you’re 100% sure that its concrete in the wheelie bin described above. Or are you just assuming?

ant 12:43 am 10 Apr 09

dvaey said :

niftydog said :

I hope it’s not normal – it’s almost certainly illegal.

Only if someone finds out about the apprentice they put in there for a ride.

Heh. Pool room. And probably true.

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2018 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.
the-riotact.com | aboutregional.com.au | b2bmagazine.com.au | thisiscanberra.com

Search across the site