There are many adjectives that Warren, our super-installer, used to describe his install trip up to Dampier. One stands out – HOT! Heat management was a critical factor during the installation. Despite being programmed originally to fall in the cooler months, the project was delayed for reasons beyond our control (plus a rather major cylone warning). As a result of this install our Safety Reps meeting last month covered heat management strategies which was then taken to May's Toolbox meeting for discussion. Needless to say there will be a few new initiatives being introduced eg. urine charts, thermometer and frozen electrolyte drinks next summer. Hydration is the key.
The Installation - Warren's Story
To follow is Warren's version of events which you may want to take the time to enjoy over a cup of tea (or frozen electrolyte drink!) - a steamy recount no less!:-
"As an installer you have to expect some pretty tough days; we go into some testing areas and its heavy going sometimes, being able to overcome and adapt is a trait of quality tradies and its part of why I love doing it so much...(Im pretty good at it too!). This install however tested every trick, tool and thought I had, and at times I doubted whether I could complete it. But from the comfort of my own house back in Perth, in a shady, cool spot, I am proud to say I did.