This 1980 film focuses on safety practices for operating mobile cranes and warns against the main types of mishaps and accidents that can occur. The film dramatises the importance of maintenance; setting up on solid ground; load charts and labels; and the role of the ‘dogman’ who directs the operation of the crane from near the load. The voiceover’s tone is casual and familiar, with use of colloquial terms such as ‘galah’. The footage of worksites is introduced and interspersed with an interview with a department official, reflecting on the dangerous and fatal accidents that have occurred.
Produced by the Tasmanian Film Corporation for the Department of Labour and Industry.
The colour is faded throughout the film.
Please note: As this is an archival work, the content does not reflect current practice or standards. Professional advice for up-to-date safety practices should be sought from the appropriate contemporary authority.
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