All sorts of construction work which involve cable hauling equipment must be done with care and responsibility. It is important to ensure the safety of those working with these equipment. Hence, these safety regulations, mentioned below, must be taught to and practiced by all construction workers, while dealing with cable hauling equipment.
1. Restricted area
As the site where construction work is done can be dangerous for civilians to visit, it is important to block access to it. Certain areas which involve cable hauling activities can also be made in to restricted spaces, only visited by those who are equipped with the technical knowledge and the right tools to deal with all hazards that might occur there.
It is important to have proper communication between the feeders and pullers of the cables. They can have walkie talkies to talk and make each other aware of any aware of any danger that might occur during the pull.
3. Clear view
There must be an experienced electrician who is available on site. He or she must be positioned somewhere with a clear view of the tension gauge. It is also essential to have someone near the power switch; this person must be trained enough to interpret motor sounds and communicate with the electrician if the equipment needs to be turned off immediately.
4. Consult cable tension chart recorders
Sometimes the wire may break during the pull if the cable tension exceeds the recommended readings. Hence, a cable tension chart recorder is important to get the readings for the maximum tension placed during the pull.
Therefore, keep these safety standards in mind before getting cabling equipment in Australia.