Simulated Rescue Provides Good Training for Workshop Personnel

Kador is currently fabricating eight 150KL water tanks to suit Cat789 trucks for a Hunter Valley (NSW) client.

Simulated Rescue Provides Good Training for Workshop Personnel

These will be amongst the biggest installed on rigid dump trucks in Australia, and need an extensive array of internal baffles to prevent the unwanted kinetic energy effects of water 'sloshing' when the truck is turning a corner, or under heavy braking.

Unfortunately, the baffles create a significant confined space risk for welders working inside the tanks during the final stages of manufacture. To ensure that an incapacitated worker could be quickly and safely evacuated in the event of a problem, Kador workshop employees developed a rescue procedure, then trialled it in a training session for all those working on the project.

The exercise helped finesse the procedure and demonstrated that a rescue could he performed within an appropriate time, to ensure personnel safety.