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Expert Conduct Skills, Knowledge Training For FHH Employees

Six Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) employees are now equipped with the skills and knowledge required to safely use and maintain diamond-edged concrete saws and chainsaws. This  follows the Concrete Saw
26 Jun 2018 13:43
Expert Conduct Skills, Knowledge Training For FHH Employees
One of New Zealand’s top road industry trainers, Eddie Mee, explains the importance of wearing the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Fulton Hogan Hiways trainees. Photo: Fulton Hogan Hiways

Six Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) employees are now equipped with the skills and knowledge required to safely use and maintain diamond-edged concrete saws and chainsaws.

This  follows the Concrete Saw and Chainsaw Workshop conducted by one of New Zealand’s top road industry trainers, Eddie Mee.

FHH Safety, Quality, Training and Environmental Manager, John Tinsley, said, “The training Mr Mee is providing is part of the FHH training programme that encompasses safety, environmental awareness, job skills training, technical training and personal development for all FHH employees

“Here at Fulton Hogan Hiways, we appreciate having access to Eddie Mee and his vast wealth of knowledge and experience. He brings more than 45 years of practical roadwork experience as well as some 13 years as a trainer to this role.”

Specialist Trainer, Mr Mee, said that during the workshop, at FHH Samabula Depot on Friday, June 8, the participants learned the correct way to use a concrete saw and chain saws.

They also learned the proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to wear while using these saws and just as importantly, how to maintain the equipment.

“The hand-held concrete saw is a more efficient way of cutting through solid materials,” he said.

“It is capable of cutting through a range of solid materials, including concrete, masonry, brick, asphalt, and steel.

”What used to take workers as much as two hours to cut through concrete with pick axes and crowbars, can now be done in as little as 10 minutes with the saw. This will help productivity and save a lot of time,” Mr Mee said.

Mr Mee, who returned from his recent retirement to conduct this programme of capacity building workshops for FHH employees in the Central/Eastern and Northern Division depots, is in Fiji until August.

Before his retirement, Mr Mee was employed at Fulton Hogan New Zealand.

He is no stranger to Fiji or the Pacific, having been involved in the airport overlay and extension work, at Nadi in 1983 and at various airports around the region.

He was involved with the induction training of the Fulton Hogan Hiways employees in December 2012, prior to the start-up of the Joint Venture of the two companies in 2013.

Since then, he has returned to Fiji at least twice a year to assist with special sealing projects and knowledge transfer for FHH staff.

“We appreciate Eddie coming out of retirement to assist with our training programme,” said Mr Tinsley.

Source: Fulton Hogan Hiways

 

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