Prevent an Accident Waiting to Happen
Nevosafe, the unique rebar capping system complete with steel reinforcement, has landed at Danterr. The Nevosafe – Danterr rebar capping system will revolutionise workplace safety regarding exposed rebar. The threat of impalement on exposed rebar is ever present in Australia; since 2000, there have been dozens of news stories Australia wide, regarding impalement causing death and serious injury resulting from minor falls onto exposed rebar. Sadly 28% of workplace fatalities since 2003 have resulted from preventable falls. Like the seatbelt or the safety razor, or even the can opener, the Nevosafe – Danterr rebar capping system is a game changer. Like these classic advances in safety, in retrospect, this new product seems so simple. Reinforced steel, inside a curved piece of durable plastic that can prevent impalement after a fall.
In the past, someone at a site would have to individually cap each exposed rebar. Yes, the steel capped individual protection points are still available, and are still relevant for certain jobs. But now employers can protect their employees in a much more efficient and effective fashion. Think about 300 exposed rebar protruding towards the sky. Previously 300 individual protection points would have to be purchased, and one at a time placed on each rebar. At a cost of between $7 and $8 per cap. Not only was this an expensive exercise, but the simple time it took to apply each individual protection cap was a necessary, but very long process. Now rebars that are in a line – for example, five rebars spaced 200mm apart, can be covered by one strip of our new Nevosafe – Danterr rebar capping system. That means it will now take (using the 200mm spacings as an example) just 1/5th of the time to cap any given number of exposed rebar. For a 1m strip, the cost is now (on average) half of what it was to individually cap each rebar. The financial savings, together with the efficiency of application indeed make the Nevosafe – Danterr rebar capping system a must for any project.
Safety is Paramount
The Nevosafe – Danterr rebar capping system is a game changer. Words can explain only so far as to relay our excitement about this product, but for a practical demonstration as to how this product can benefit your site please have a look at this one minute clip…
It really is as simple as that!
Already in use in the Big Leagues
Although this product is still in its infancy, we at Danterr have already supplied the Nevosafe – Danterr rebar capping system to some of Australia’s biggest construction firms.
Barangaroo in Sydney was a 22-hectare, $6 billion-dollar project; Sydney’s largest urban renewal project since the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Completed by Lend Lease, this project benefitted from the use of the Nevosafe – Danterr rebar capping system. Site engineer Dean Scerri reported back that ‘Nevosafe is a great product that has worked really well on the Jumpform at Barangaroo. They are robust and much more difficult to misplace in comparison to individual bar cap.’
In delivering the Kangaroo Creek Dam Safety Upgrade in South Australia, Bardavcol, a proud South Australian civil engineering company since 1975, had perhaps more than any other project to date, a need to cap hundreds of consistent points of exposed rebar as demonstrated by this photo…
Then there are two of the most crucial projects to urban Australian life of the 21st century to date… the Caulfield to Dandenong level crossing removal project in Melbourne, and the Sydney Metro which is Australia’s largest ever public transport infrastructure project. The importance of protecting hundreds of workers from the tens of thousands of exposed rebar on these projects has not escaped CPB Contractors, who will contribute to both these works, and have already purchased the Nevosafe – Danterr rebar protection system.
These are just three examples. The Nevosafe – Danterr rebar protection system has also been disturbed to John Holland for their Calvary Adelaide Hospital project, and to Hutchinson Builders, one of Sydney’s oldest and most trusted construction firms. Every day more and more of the companies in charge of delivering Australia’s biggest and most crucial infrastructure projects are understanding, despite its simple nature, the importance of the Nevosafe – Rebar capping protection system.
Such a Simple Thing
Despite the, one may say ‘relief’ or even ‘peace of mind’ this revolutionary product has provided the major construction companies, it is not just major urban infrastructure projects or huge safety upgrades that can benefit from the Nevosafe – Danterr rebar capping system. This product can be used on any worksite. One strip, can cover five exposed rebars that are spaced 200mm apart. This is just an example; no matter what your engineering specifications in terms of distance between rebar, the Nevosafe – Danterr rebar capping system is hard to look past for those wanting a safe site. It can be applied both vertically and horizontally, it is bright yellow and is very easy to identify. It is robust, can be used in all weather conditions and can be reused over and over again. This product is safety tested for a man of 100kg falling from a height of up to 3m. A pack comes with 6 x 1m strips, or in a pellet of 252 x 1m strips.
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