The Crane Association of New Zealand’s Past President, Scott McLeod, discusses why fatigue and its oncoming signs should not be ignored in this month’s The Technical Corner.
Russian roulette is a term Scott McLeod doesn’t use lightly.
But being the risk adverse McLeod Cranes & Hiabs Managing Director that he is, the reference’s imagery helps Scott nail his point home – operating while fatigued is like playing Russian roulette.
He’s not talking about being tired, but describing the extreme tiredness that results from mental or physical exertion or illness.
“Being tired is certainly a concern, who isn’t tired sometimes? But it’s the first warning sign of becoming fatigued – being worn out or disengaged from what you’re doing,” Scott says.
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