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    Thailand's cranes

    You got to love the way Thai people use cranes in Thailand, this place is next to View Talay 6 and is just being built.


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    As they widen the road from Pattaya to Jomtien they are getting a crane in to support the electric poles whist the digger digs up around them, of course someone has to tie up the pole with the crane, would you do this mans job for 200baht perday?





    Nice big transformer and bare wires and other fun stuff to contend with whilst he tries to wrap the metal cable round the pole for the crane.


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    H & S is usually limited to a big sign on a construction site

    Saftey Firts (sic)

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    are gentlemen here we have the problem. for in England we have very strict health and safety regulations.
    this is no good as it weakens the gene pool by allowing the stupid to survive.
    i estimate that by the year 2049 (September) the gene pool will consist of only stupid people working on building sites. because as we all know the stupid go forth and multiply faster than the intelligent.

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    ime a self employed builder , you do what you have to do to get a job done, we are being strangled by health and safety in the uk new regulations every week,
    i admire these workrers they get over a problem the best way they can with the resourses available to them , these guye get the job done,
    life is what happens to us while we are making other plans

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    They get the job done by risking their health and life. It just shows how little a life is worth in Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r1 pet View Post
    ime a self employed builder , you do what you have to do to get a job done, we are being strangled by health and safety in the uk new regulations every week,
    i admire these workrers they get over a problem the best way they can with the resourses available to them , these guye get the job done,

    I agree...too much safety is hazard

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    Without a standard building code, how do they determine the size of rebars? Besides, you can use smaller rebars in lieu of larger ones if it's configure properly with addition rebars within reinforce concrete to same required strength.

    kors, same same but different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Thsi is the local sub police station at the end of Soi Thepasrit, like the way the electric cables go thru the roof and then carry on out thru the otherside






    did u hoover up before these pics as it looks very unthai/clean. almost a pun there.lol.

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    Back to the first story on angle grinders, back here in Oz, one of my workmates
    was holding some angle iron with his left hand on the ground, and running an angle grinder along it to clean up the weld, oopsis, the grinder caught his wedding ring and ripped all the flesh right off his finger, had to be amputated, and the clincher was;
    he was the union health and safety rep

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    Very nice thread this one ..

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    Thai Painters

    Who would have thought you would need abseiling skills to become a painter in Thailand, note the lack of safety flip flops.







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    Look like bullet holes

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    Too much water added to the paint, saves a few bucks..
    Apropos water, love they way they have joined the downpipes from the guttering.

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    The dangling builders outside my 17th story balcony.

    Normally my condo is nice and peaceful being up above the Bangkok cacophony, with a lovely clear vista over the metropolis, but this morning there was a bit of banging going on, and upon venturing onto my living-room balcony with me morning coffee was disgusted to see a big bloody crane about 50 metres in front of it.

    Hopefully won't be more than 13 or so stories high and obstruct my perfect city vista too much.

    Anyway, took my early evening scotch and book out there today, only to see a few builders having a good natter out on the end of the crane.



    Didn't see one safety line or harness, but suppose they're uncomfortable and a bit of a nuisance. So there ya go.

    A bit later and a big hook comes swinging up off a separate crane and it's reach and grab time.



    Hard work this reaching/grabbing lark so up comes another builder.



    Never seen white canvas safety boots before, but well, there's always a first.

    Up comes an extension so might as well sit back and relax while it's coming up.



    Reach and grab time again.



    Nearly there, watch the fingers.



    Bit of banging later and it's time to release the hook.



    Well done lads, time to head off for yer evening Lao Khao.

    Am pretty sure that in the coming months as my metropolitan vista is slowly blocked, I'll be treated to all sorts of nice and wonderful aspects of Thai construction. Just hope the female workers accept 200b a day to work topless from 5-6pm.

    My early evening scotch and book time might get more interesting.

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    Just make sure to keep the pictures coming, especially after you agreed on the topless fee.

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    ^^
    Anyway, took my early evening scotch and book out there today, only to see a few builders having a good natter out on the end of the crane.
    mmmhh.think that is clearly visible from the quality of the pictures.

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    yes, looking at useless blurred pictures is a safety hazard

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    Not so much dangerous for the builders, but dangerous for people driving in the road, generally these areas curve outwards to fend off vehicles that might nudge into them, infact this is the first time I have seen one curving inwards, you catch that at speed and your fuked, wonder what gave the idiots the idea to do it like this.



    Its on the new road between Pattaya and Jomtien.

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    ^ that the new ones, with Beggars wishing well flowers space...

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    I lie how the yellow line is there to show where the median should be, but.......

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    But what gave him the idea to do it completely different to the rest of the world? And of course make it dangerous for vehicles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    But what gave him the idea to do it completely different to the rest of the world? And of course make it dangerous for vehicles.




    In the states we use crash barrels that are filled with sand to absorb the shock in dangerous areas, like at the start of medians (which DD has posted a picture of).

    I donít know if the Thaiís who designed the median you see above was thinking about placing a crash barrel there but it does look like it would fit.

    Anyway, it is a dangerous design (with or without the crash barrel the curb should be re-worked), but then most all the curbs you see in Thailand are. Most do a straight 90 degrees from the roadway (up to the top of the sidewalk), when they should slope.
    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

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    Three billboard installers died when they fell from a suspended platform at the 69th floor of Baiyoke Tower II, Thailandís tallest building, in Ratchathewi district of Bangkok on Monday.

    Reports said five workers were standing on the platform installing new printed advertising material on the exterior of the 89-storey highrise building when the accident occurred.



    Three die in 69th-storey plunge | Bangkok Post: breakingnews

    Full Report in thread here :

    http://teakdoor.com/thailand-and-asi...ey-plunge.html (Bangkok: Three die in 69th-storey plunge)

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    Maintenance?! Alai wah?!?

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