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I am looking for the shin guards that are a whitish/grey/blue rough hide leather with steel strips (vertical) stitched in, they velcro on and are cut to sit over the boot but cover the ankle. They roll up like a log for storage.

They look a bit like cricket pads but sit below the knee.


Posted 20 December 2016 - 06:40 PM

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Safety cones for back of trailer, jeans all year around for shins, Iron Clad gloves $50 but last and protect, ear muffs, dust mask, sunglasses, steel cap boots and Bunnings broad brim hats with the logo and name cut out.


Posted 21 December 2016 - 08:48 PM

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Safety cones for back of trailer, jeans all year around for shins, Iron Clad gloves $50 but last and protect, ear muffs, dust mask, sunglasses, steel cap boots and Bunnings broad brim hats with the logo and name cut out.

Can you tell me how you wear a bunnings broad brim hat with ear muffs?   I won't work outdoors without a broad brim hat but ear muffs wont fit with them on.  I've tried the ear plugs but hate them, can never seem to get them to sit well.  So ear protection is an issue for me to the point where I don't bother with it most of the time, which I know is wrong.   Apart from my mower all my gear is battery so really only need it while mowing, even then I dont find the HRX217 very loud although I'm sure long term exposure is not good for the old ears.


Posted 26 April 2017 - 06:21 AM

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Can you tell me how you wear a bunnings broad brim hat with ear muffs?   I won't work outdoors without a broad brim hat but ear muffs wont fit with them on.  I've tried the ear plugs but hate them, can never seem to get them to sit well.  So ear protection is an issue for me to the point where I don't bother with it most of the time, which I know is wrong.   Apart from my mower all my gear is battery so really only need it while mowing, even then I dont find the HRX217 very loud although I'm sure long term exposure is not good for the old ears.

You can have the band sit on the back of your neck. I do this if ive broken or lost my ear plugs and have run out of spares.

 

The better ear plugs are the plastic or silicone ones, not the ones you have to squeeze and fit in. (imo)


Posted 26 April 2017 - 08:11 AM

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l've got 2 hats......this http://www.coolhats....workers_hat.php 

and this http://funnelwebhead...dLargeBrim.html


Posted 26 April 2017 - 02:34 PM

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more on ear plugs…

In my younger years I had very loud unmuffled V8 ski race boats. The best ear plug and I have tried everything is

Blu-tack!

 

I post these links for those that want to know more

 

from Cambridge Uni

http://blog.journals...nter-ear-plugs/

and the full paper here

https://www.cambridg...6C1B2799D82C4AD

also this


Posted 26 April 2017 - 02:38 PM

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Good way to clean wax out of your ears at the same time. :)
Posted 26 April 2017 - 06:04 PM

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Do your Risk Assessment for all jobs then the Job procedures for everything you do these things are mandatory, and they must also include that you following Operation manuals of all machinery used.   example: A line trimmer without a guard could cost a worker or you a eye and your business hundreds of thousands.  It will be seen as negligent and insurance wont cover that.   Ignorance is not a excuse these days, you wont get away with the, "I didn't know", you have to have something in place to protect everyone from all hazards.  You have to make reasonable steps to protect the public, workers and yourself.

 

Hi Vis is a must, workers are on the road to unload and that is a serious hazard.

 

Sun protection = full length shirts and pants, hats gloves and sunscreen.  don't ever supply a uniform that doesn't cover the whole body, skin cancer is a killer and NOT protecting your worker would be seen as negligent and you could loose you business and house, negligence isn't covered by insurance so you will loose everything.


Posted 26 April 2017 - 09:49 PM

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Grae presses the 'like' button and agrees with Macka

 

EDIT: I run a line of 3 orange safety cones on the road behind the trailer and place a 'lawn mowing in progress' sign at each end of the job, it takes less than a minute to place them, same to pack them away, 2 minutes per job well spent.


Posted 27 April 2017 - 05:28 PM

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sun protection…

I have a Doctors appointment tomorrow arvo to get another skin cancer cut out.

what we didn't know in the olden days…


Posted 27 April 2017 - 06:31 PM

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sun protection…

I have a Doctors appointment tomorrow arvo to get another skin cancer cut out.

what we didn't know in the olden days…

I hear Ya Grae,

 

Few years back I had 4 1/2 weeks of treatment with a product called Efudex cream on my face - it's chemotherapy for skin cancers delivered by cream - hard to describe the experience but I saw it described as giving yourself third degree burns to the face....slowly. The specialist wanted me to front up to doing scalp, hands, forearms etc over the next few years - I chickened out - but thankfully other non-surgical treatments have come along since.


Posted 27 April 2017 - 06:45 PM

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In the navy at sea we used to wear shorts nothing else, (apart from lots of coconut oil to get a tan ) I have had a few large ones cut out of my head, (going to do another next Sun)(burning them off with liquid nitrogen is better ).
The most excruciating pain i have ever felt is the needle going into the top of my head. :(


Posted 27 April 2017 - 07:29 PM

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I have to have my second Pterygium cut out of my other eye next winter. Had one done 2 years ago, they are caused by sun exposure. Yet the first part of my working life was indoors and later on I'd never be without wrap around glasses. Painful surgery 6 weeks off work and drops 4 times a day. Surgeons say they have never seen someone my age that takes all precautions have this happen twice in 2 years. :(
Posted 27 April 2017 - 07:40 PM

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Passed a bloke on my last job today, he had a mowing trailer and still working so reasonably commited.

 

whipping the footpath edge with the squint goggles on! i pulled up next to him and waved a pair of safety sunnies at him till he noticed me

 

"Put some glasses on"

 

"Nah they make it . . too hard to see"

 

"Put em on man"

 

then i drove up the street to the next one.

 

ive done this a couple of times to amateurs, even offloaded the odd pair of clapped out glasses but never to a contractor.


Posted 28 April 2017 - 05:59 PM

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Sadly many contrators use no eye protection at all.. Your hearing after a few years of no protection will result in Industrial Deffness within 1-2 years. When you are 70 it gets worse. :(


Posted 28 April 2017 - 07:05 PM

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one i always do but never see anyone else do,

safety glasses unloading at the tip, hauling springy tangled branches out towards you as fast as you can, you wear the odd twig or branch around the head. ive had (sport related) eye injuries and im not keen on anymore.


Posted 18 November 2017 - 07:41 PM

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always when unloading green waste


Posted 18 November 2017 - 10:08 PM




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