Melbourne – Raft Slab
Penfield Rail Sidings, SA
A Wealth of Post-Tensioning Services across Australia
Australian Post-Tensioning offers post-tensioning and other services, right across Australia. Alongside expert advice, competitive quotes, and our expertise in project development and management, all equipment is provided and operated by AusPT.
Installing post-tensioning tendons to industrial pavements offers a dramatically increased load capacity. This is used for water storage or other heavy loads in warehouse floors, tank floors, high racking, pallet stacking and container hardstands. Some of the advantages include:
- More efficient use of materials
- Larger pours
- Fewer slab joints
- Improved construction times
- Early loading times (after the pour)
- More durability on poorer ground conditions
- Lower maintenance cost
Bridge Construction and Strengthening
Bridges are post-tensioned during construction to accommodate regular and heavy loads. Adding external and internal post-tensioning tendons is becoming the industry standard for its obvious benefits, which include:
- Creative architecture
- Longer spans
- Easier access for maintenance
- Allow for grade changes
- Minimal environmental impact
- Less traffic disruption
AusPT Fit Testing
AusPT offers a fit testing service to ensure your personnel are properly fitted and trained in the safe use of their respiratory mask. We specialise in the construction & health industries, providing full compliance to AS/NZ – 1715:2009.
We use the Porta Count (Model 8026) to perform Quantitative fit testing. Quantitative fit testing provides an objective measure of respirator fit. The porta count machine quantifies your protection level in real-time with the results documented.
The Australian standard AS/NZ – 1715:2009 recommends annual fit testing to offer full protection to personnel.
Why is Fit Testing required?
• To detect if air/hazardous substance particles are leaking into the respirator mask
• To protect personnel from Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) & other breathable hazards such as short term lung damage, silicosis, irreversible loss of lung function etc.
How often is Fit Testing required & how is it done?
• Annual fit testing to ensure the respirator mask continues to fit adequately
• Quantitative fit testing – uses specialised equipment to measure how much air leaks into the respirator. This test can be used on half-face and full-face respirators.
Common work industries that require annual fit testing:
• Construction workers using hazardous substances such as grout, cement etc.
• Health-care workers
• Manufacturing of stone countertops
• Brick, concrete or stone cutting
• Abrasive blasting
• Paving & surfacing
• Clay & stone processing machine operations
• Mining, quarrying & mineral ore treating processes
To discuss the options for your next project with our expert staff, call us now on 03 9702 4557.