Improve Safety and Efficiency

WORKSAFE

Recognised by Department of Occupational Health & Safety for eradicating the need for digging and heavy labour and greatly reducing time on location and overcoming a myriad of common problems

 

SAFER MORE EFFICIENT ROADWORKS
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This work is becoming increasingly difficult to perform, with workers risking their lives on a daily basis dealing with traffic, angry drivers and an ever increasing amount of underground services

By making foundations sustainable you eradicate the need for digging and heavy labour and disturbance to underground services, greatly reducing the risk of workplace injury. 

 

 

 

 

SAFER ROADS & FOOTPATHS
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Roads and footpaths remain in pristine condition and roadside infrastructure remains perfectly aligned, safe and secure year after year - No dangerous trip factors, protrusions, disturbance or delays

Simply cleaner, safer, more sustainable developments 

 

Instead of continually digging up valuable foundations you can now heal existing cities one foundation at a time, eradicting costs and the risk of cost overruns - saving thousands over the lifespan of development 

 

IMPROVING  SAFETY & EFFICIENCY 
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All work is performed quickly and efficiently from a standing position, using ergonomic  tools, substantially reducing the costs and riks associated with maintenance

Worksafe Award DOH&S

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NO BODY STRESSING

Body stressing is the No.1 cause of injury and is costing road authorities millions every year. 

" Smart Sustainable Foundations allow quick replacement of posts with no further effort required to the base, reducing risk of injury to employees ”   MAIN ROADS DEPT WA

 Winner DOH&S Worksafe Award for successfully addressing the major causes of workplace injury. Ergonomically designed tools enable installation of ground sockets, and effortless replacement of road-side infrastructure from a standing position 

 

 

REDUCED TIME IN TRAFFIC

Working in traffic is the No.1 cause of serious injury and is costing road authorities millions every year.

"Smart Sustainable Foundations allow quick replacement of posts, reducing risk of injury to employees by reducing time spent on traffic islands exposed to traffic" MAIN ROADS DEPT WA

Winner DOH&S Worksafe Award for successfully addressing the major causes of workplace injury. Road-side items are installed and replaced in seconds using ergonomically designed tools, from a standing position facing on-coming traffic.   

 

 

 

 

NO DISTURBANCE TO UNDERGROUND SERVICES

The growing number of underground services pose a serious risk to road-workers and this risk is growing more serious every day.

By installing items on sustainable foundations there is no need to disturb underground services for the entire lifespan of a development.

  

 

 

 

  

NO DISTURBANCE TO PUBLIC

Using current methods (installing items in concrete) is time consuming creating on-going disturbance to public and traffic flow. As the population grows so does the number of roadworks, the delays and the growing anger from the general public.

Smart infrastructure is replaced in less time than it currently takes to erect traffic management and barriers, greatly reducing disturbance to pedestrians and traffic

 

REDUCED RISK OF MISSING VITAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Items that can be removed by vandals create dangerous litigation risks. Metal devices can be damaged upon impact so items can become loose and be removed by vandals or become projectiles when impacted by vehicles

Items are secured on Smart Sustainable Foundations using friction, remaining safe and secure year after year and cannot be removed by unauthorised persons

 

POSTS CANNOT BE BENT

RHS posts are extremely thin walled (especially cheap Asian imported steel posts) and can be bent by vandals, creating dangerous metal protrusions and risk  of injury to drivers and pedestrians

CHS posts cannot be bent by hand and are far more durable than RHS posts greatly improving reliability and safety

 

NO DANGEROUS METAL OR BRITTLE PLASTIC

Metal devices and brittle plastic cuffs are not malleable, so they distort upon impact leaving posts and handrails unstable or loose in the footing, creating the risk of injury to pedestrians and drivers.

This creates dangerous litigation risks (such as s traffic or parking sign falling on someone's head/ grab- rail becoming a projectile/ missing stop sign)

 

NO RUST OR CORROSION

Metal devices are vulnerable to rust and corrosion (even a galvanised post or securing device is vulnerable - especially when coming into contact wth other metals and concrete) so every device will fail and need replacing, or create litigation risks.

Smart Sustainable Foundations are impact resistant and self-healing protecting both the item and the surrounding foundations from  rust and corrosion

 

NO TRIP FACTORS 

Unstable paving and trip factors caused by vehicle impact and metal devices create major litigation risks. Posts installed directly in concrete and  metal devices allow the post to shear above ground level leave dangerous metal protrusions that create dangerous litigation risks 

Smart Sustainable ground sockets are installed flush with the surface and are capped when an item is removed (no trip factors)

 

NO DANGEROUS DELAYS

Delays to repairing vital traffic signage, traffic lights or bollards can cause serious injury or death. The requirements to improve turn around times will increase and failure to meet the deadlines will incur heavy penalties

Smart Sustainable Foundations  ensure all work is completed quickly and efficiently with minimal disturbance

 

RAIN- NOT A PROBLEM

As concrete will not set in the rain, delays in the winter (when quickly replacing vital road-side items, is even more important) are common and pose a serious litigation risk (and when a jackhammer or cement mixer is required it is even more dangerous as using electrical equipment in the rain is, well, just asking for trouble)

By installing items on Smart Sustainable Foundations you totally remove the risk of being unable to replace damaged and unsafe items due to bad weather 

 

 

NO METAL PROTRUSIONS 

As metal posts and fixing devices inserted directly in concrete are not impact resistant, they can be damaged upon the very first impact and create dangerous protrusions 

Smart Sustainable Foundations are impact resistant, will not rust or corrode or become unreliable over time

 

 

ITEMS REMAIN SAFE & SECURE

Too often we see posts and grab-rails installed using metal pins. Items can easily become loose or unstable and can be removed by unauthorised persons. 

They also provide dangerous metal protrusions that could cause injury to pedestrians) especially on traffic islands)

Items are secured in Smart Sustainable Foundations using friction which ensures they remain safe and secure year after year

 

 

STABLE TABLES

Tables, seating and street furniture can be made secure and easily upgradable. Tables remain stable and cannot be relocated outside designated boundaries.

You can install more bins, seating or tables for events

 

SAFER BARRIERS 

Barriers are vulnerable to damage and temporary barriers are very unreliable, often providing absolutely no resistance to impact from a vehicle and can easily be relocated or pushed out of alignment by unauthorised persons

Smart sustainable Foundations ensure barriers remain perfectly aligned, safe and secure year after year.

 

SMARTER BARRIERS

When secured on Smart Sustainable Foundations bollards and barriers can be easily removed by authorised persons and relocated to block off a road or area, or redirect pedestrian or vehicular traffic, greatly improving the safety and efficiency of event management, set-up and dismantling of infrastructure.

 

SAFER BOLLARDS 

City of Perth, had a major problem with bollards in the city centre. They had tried flexible spring loaded bollards but they would overflex providing no protection; spring back creating litigation risks; and wear out over time becoming "floppy".

We developed a means of securing both in-ground and surface mount bollards that incorporates a shock absorbing mechanism, reducing risk of damage to vehicles, preserving the bollard and surrounding foundations.

 

LOW IMPACT BIKE PATH BOLLARDS

Solid steel bollards have no place on a bike path and create dangerous litigation risks. Even worse are unstable removable bollards that leave dangerous trip factors when removed. Along the coast this is a major problem as rust causes metal sockets to become extremely unreliable.

MRWA came to us for a solution. The Smart Low Impact Bollard (no dangerous springs) remains rigid but absorbs impact reducing risk of injury and is secured on Sustainable Foundations - no risk of rust or corrosion and no trip factors when bollards are removed

 

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RAM RAID SAFETY BOLLARDS

With increasing terrorism the need for am raid bollards is increasing, but until now, to stop a vehicle you had to install a steel bollard in a massive concrete foundantion, and yet when impacted something has to give - so the bollard and foundations had to be replaced every time.

Smart Safe-stop Bollards use a Shock absorbing mechanism to reduce the initial impact force and risk of injury to drivers; the force is then transferred to the inner core that is protected by further shock absorbers to bring the vehicle to a safe stop and preserve the surrounding foundations.

 

 

DISASTERS

The latest problem – clean up after cyclones, events and floods is time consuming and becoming a more regular occurance as our weather is changing

Emergency signage can be installed for flood zones or barriers to block entry to an area following an accident, event or disaster, and the infrastructure for an entire development can be installed and replaced up in a single day! Greatly improving the safety of events and efficiency of clean-up following disasters

 

 

 

OVERCOME COMMON PROBLEMS

Overcome many of the common problems that reduce the safety of a development or create dangerous risks for road-workers.

Smart Sustainable Foundations eradicate a multitude of problems, improving efficiency and reducing the risk of cost overruns. MORE INFO 

 

  

    

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Smart Sustainable Foundations are designed and manufactured in Australia. International Patent pending and Trademarked