Improve Safety and Efficiency

This amazingly innovative technology not only eradicates the need for heavy labour, it overcomes literally hundreds of problems that are consuming millions from budgets year after year, taking this extremely complex job and making it crazy simple!

“ Our selection is not based on price alone, we also took into consideration the safety & saving aspects" 

The Smart Sustainable Foundations allow quick replacement of posts with no further effort required to the base, (providing a significant cost benefit in replacing the damaged sign post by re-using the existing footing ) and reduces risk of injury to employees by reducing time spent on traffic islands exposed to traffic.”  MAIN ROADS DEPT WA

  

 

SMART INSTALLS

Sockets can be simply positioned upright when pouring concrete footings (or retrofitted) 

Installation tool enables all work to be conducted safely from a standing position, facing traffic

 

SUPERIOR FINISH

Installing sockets when pouring concrete footings creates a perfect finish that will endure for generations

FAST EFFICEINT INSTALLS

Items are simply dropped into the ground socket, automatically locking in using friction.  

ITEMS PERFECTLY ALIGNED

Items are perfectly aligned, remaining safe and secure year after year, only removable using ergonomic tools provided

WORKSAFE

Dept Occupational Health and Safety awarded Smart Sustainable Foundations the Worksafe Award for successfully addressing these concerns:

  1. Digging and heavy labour (body stressing is the No.1 cause of injury)
  2. Working in dangerous traffic (No.1 cause of serious injury)
  3. Damaging underground services (a growing concern that is life-threatening)

 

 

 

ZERO BODY STRESSING

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

Ergonomically designed tools enable installation of ground sockets, and effortless replacement of road-side infrastructure from a standing position. 

Winner Dept. Occupational Health and Safety Worksafe Award for successfully addressing the No.1 cause of workplace injury, "Body stressing" from digging and heavy labour, costing road authorities millions every year

 

 

 

ZERO DISTURBANCE TO TRAFFIC

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

Road-side items are installed and replaced in seconds using ergonomically designed tools, from a standing position facing on-coming traffic.   

 "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

 

 

 

ZERO DISTURBANCE TO UNDERGROUND SERVICES

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

   

 

 

  

ZERO DISTURBANCE TO 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.

 "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

 

 

ZERO DIAL BEFORE YOU DIG

Smart Sustainable Foundations eradicate the need for dial before you dig

Safety requirements will continue to increase and failure to meet these requirements places workers at risk 

ZERO CARBON WASTE

Smart Sustainable Foundations make footings re-usable reducing carbon intensive waste to zero, for the entire lifespan of a development

"Main Roads’ philosophy on materials use is to minimise life-cycle impacts, and follow the hierarchy of reduce, re-use where possible, and recycle " 

ZERO MAJOR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

Australian Standards states no traffic management required if replacements take less than 5 mins.

ZERO LOOSE ITEMS

Items are secured using friction, remaining safe and secure year after year and cannot be removed by unauthorized persons.

ZERO BENT POSTS

Circular Hollow Section posts cannot be bent by hand so are far more durable than RHS posts, greatly reducing maintenance

ZERO RUST OR CORROSION

As metal is hard and unyeilding every metal device will fail creating dangerous litigation risks and a major clean up job for future gnerations

Smart Sustainable Foundations protect both the item and the surrounding foundations from rust and corrosion

ZERO TRIP FACTORS 

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

ZERO 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.

 

ZERO DELAYS DUE TO RAIN

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 

 

 

ZERO DANGEROUS 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

Metal is hard but not impact resistant so breaks under pressure and all too often we see unstable posts and grab-rails installed using metal pins or devices.

Items are secured in Smart Sustainable Foundations using friction (no breakable components) which ensures they remain safe and secure perfectly aligned, year after year.

STABLE TABLES

It becomes easy to install more bins, seating or tables for events and upgrades.Tables, seating and street furniture can be made secure remaining stable (no more spilt coffees) and cannot be relocated outside designated boundaries.

 

SAFER BARRIERS 

Barriers are vulnerable to damage and temporary barriers are very unreliable, often providing absolutely no resistance

Smart sustainable Foundations ensure barriers are low cost and fast to install and remove, remaining perfectly aligned, safe and secure year after year.

 

SMARTER BARRIERS

When secured on Smart Sustainable Foundations bollards and barriers can be easily removed by authorized 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 over-flex 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, making the bollard and surrounding foundations re-usable impact after impact.

 

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.

 

bike path bollards

DISASTERS

The latest problem – clean up after cyclones, events and floods is time consuming and becoming a greater risk. 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 and efficiency of clean-up following disasters

 

 

 

 

But that's not all they do! 

Smart Sustainable Foundations eradicate literally hundreds of problems, improving efficiency and reducing the risk of cost overruns. 

 

"Efficiency in infrastructure investment must form a central focus for Australia’s governments, as they seek to close the infrastructure gap. After all, each dollar saved by eliminating cost overruns and inefficiencies can be invested in new, productive infrastructure.” 

 
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Make the transition 

Roadside items are vulnerable to damage, but some more than others - but did you realise that around 80% of your workload comes from only 20% of locations (such as the city centre and school zones)?

If you repair only the damaged foundations (insert a self-healing ground socket) within a very short time (1-2 years for most cities) the only cost for around 80% of your workload will be labour 

 

 "The solution is so simple"

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