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20 02, 2017

Weather claims and wind safety

By |2017-02-20T17:33:18+00:00Februar 20th, 2017|BLOG, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Anybody working in the construction industry either here in the UK or anywhere else in the world is likely to know that the weather can present us with particular hazards. While rain, ice and snow are particularly dangerous to work in, we must always be aware that the wind is also likely to make conditions [...]

20 02, 2017

What is wind turbulence

By |2017-02-20T17:31:21+00:00Februar 20th, 2017|BLOG, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Think about chaotic movement, unstable flow of wind... this is what wind turbulence means. If still not clear... remember last time you were on an airplane there was turbulences. Not nice. Why is so important wind turbulence in any tall construction? Very simple, assume your hands and arms are the wind and a small bar [...]

5 12, 2016

Making Streets Safer: Measuring the Effect of Buildings on the Wind

By |2016-12-05T16:29:03+00:00Dezember 5th, 2016|BLOG, Uncategorised|0 Comments

When the wind hits a tall building head-on, it must go somewhere; part of it is deflected upwards and to the sides, but a significant portion flows downward through a phenomenon called the downdraught effect. This descending air can cause cold gusts once it reaches the street level, posing a risk for pedestrians. It is [...]

9 11, 2016

Champion Data Holdings & WINDCRANE at the FOX FOOTY Longest Kick 2016

By |2016-11-09T16:34:10+00:00November 9th, 2016|BLOG, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Once per year, eleven players from the Australian Football League and a lucky 12th participant compete in the FOX FOOTY Longest Kick, where the goal is to kick a football 75 meters across the Yarra River. Each contestant has two chances, and the longest kick wins! The event was covered by Champion Data, Australia’s top [...]

24 08, 2016

Construction Site Safety at the Windiest Time of the Year

By |2016-08-24T16:38:37+00:00August 24th, 2016|BLOG, Uncategorised|0 Comments

There is a basic rule that applies for any construction project: preventing accidents is much cheaper than fixing the damage, and when the consequences affect human beings, the damage can be irreversible. The best contractors in the world know this, and that is why they deploy risk management as a company-wide process. There are also [...]

18 08, 2016

Made in Scotland, Where Quality Counts

By |2016-08-18T16:42:28+00:00August 18th, 2016|BLOG, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Here at WindCrane™, we’re proud of the fact that our wind speed monitors are built in Scotland, where we have some of the best workplace health and safety records in the entire world. Thanks to the efforts of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Scotland and other UK nations have become some of the safest [...]

20 07, 2016

How WINDCRANE Reduces Construction Costs and Enhances Safety

By |2016-07-20T16:44:47+00:00Juli 20th, 2016|BLOG, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Being a construction manager involves taking quick decisions and reacting to unpredictable situations. When determining if weather conditions are suitable for construction work, there are many factors to consider: Preventing damage to property and construction equipment Ensuring safe working conditions Rescheduling material deliveries and work Compromising project deadlines The traditional approach for managing weather variability [...]

22 04, 2016

Wind monitoring at festivals, funfairs and other events

By |2016-04-22T16:46:23+00:00April 22nd, 2016|BLOG, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Towards the end of March there was a terrible accident that brings home to us just how dangerous wind gusts can be, not just to those who work in the construction trade, but to anybody, in any walk of life.  What should have been a great day out at a fairground in Harlow turned to [...]

22 03, 2016

Downtime disputes in the construction sector

By |2016-03-22T16:47:46+00:00März 22nd, 2016|BLOG, Uncategorised|0 Comments

DEALING WITH DOWNTIME DISPUTES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Anybody working in the construction industry knows that working at height is one of the most dangerous activities with statistics showing that most cases of fatal injury or severe injury are as a result of a fall from height. Most countries around the world have health and [...]

11 02, 2016

Dealing with extreme weather and wind gusts

By |2016-02-11T16:50:19+00:00Februar 11th, 2016|BLOG, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Nobody can have failed to have seen last week’s news about the crane collapse in the USA. It seems that a crew operating a crane on Friday morning noted the wind gusts that accompanied the snow fall and decided that they needed to lower the crane to a more secure level. As the 565 ft. [...]