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The Manufacturing Drawings and SOP for the Vehicle Mounted Wire Spinner are Available Free to all Wine Industry participants!
The Vehicle Mounted Wire Spinner is not only able to be adopted throughout the viticulture industry, but all agriculture industries that involve wire trellis and in particular general fencing.
With the aid of the storage racks and purpose built Wire Spinner framework the “concept” is to mechanically move (with a forklift) the coils of wire from the delivery vehicle to the custom built wire spinner without the need to do any manual lifting.
Please note that the intellectual property in this engineering concept and the associated manufacturing drawings remain the property of the industry members who initially provided it to SAWIA. Should you have any questions about this issue please contact SAWIA.
SAWIA is pleased to launch a new tool involving the manufacturing drawings and a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), for a Vehicle Mounted Wire Spinner that is used for vineyard development where trellis and fencing is erected to support vines.
The South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA) has for many years played an active and vital role in improving occupational health, safety and welfare outcomes for wine industry employers. SAWIA provides leadership, support, advice and a range of resources and tools to assist our members with a variety of different safety issues.
Our role has, with the support of our members and OHSW Committee, seen us review and make submissions on key OHS legislation both in South Australia and nationally. Further to that we deliver tailored OHSW information to our members, including issuing pertinent safety alerts, industry training and developing safety initiatives.
In the pursuit of our role SAWIA invited any engineering ideas from wine industry members in 2010 that would assist the industry and provide injury management improvements in the workplace. One industry member company provided the concept of a vehicle mounted wire spinner. SAWIA took this concept and successfully sought external funding from the Member Incentive Program operated by Employers Mutual Limited (EML).
These manufacturing drawings and SOP have been developed and made available for wine industry businesses to have a Vehicle Mounted Wire Spinner built without incurring any manufacturing drafting costs.
Lifting wire coils onto a wire spinner is a common activity in the vineyard when developing a vineyard, redeveloping, replanting, or regrafting vines. This activity is usually done by two people manually lifting wire coils individually onto a wire spinner that is attached to a vehicle. The load can be significant to any person especially when it involves lifting an average of 60kg. There has been a history of injuries with lifting the heavy wire coils and recently there was a serious accident that resulted in 2 employees getting injured.
The development of this concept is considered by SAWIA and EML as beneficial to reduce the cost and frequency of manual handling injuries related to lifting heavy coils of wire on to wire spinners in vineyard operations. If this system is implemented it will eliminate one aspect of heavy manual handling that is undertaken within the vineyard and other places of work.
SAWIA project managed the creation of the concept with guidance from its OHSW Committee. Cadgile Engineering were engaged to produce the manufacturing drawings and SOP.
Having officially launched the manufacturing drawings and SOP for a Vehicle Mounted Wire Spinner in presentations to 6 wine regions during August 2011, SAWIA are now pleased to advise that copies of the manufacturing drawings and SOP are available to both grape growers and wineries.
Features of the Vehicle Mounted Wire Spinner and Storage Rack System
Manufacturing Drawings and Safe Operating Procedure (SOP)
The Vehicle Mounted Wire Spinner is used for vineyard development where trellis and fencing is erected to support vines.
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