Episode 23 - Working high in the sky as a Tower Crane Operator with Dylan Hunt.

In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Dylan Hunt, a tower crane operator from Reds Global.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Dylan attended high school in Neilson Bay and started in the construction industry at age 17.

  • Dylan has followed in his father’s footsteps and became a tower crane operator.

  • Dylan’s career started out as a labourer rigging cranes prior to use.

  • We learn the terminology; ‘dogging’, ‘operating’, and ‘rigging’.

  • The planning that is involved in setting up a tower crane, including the extensive pre-planning required prior to erecting the tower.

  • The logistics of moving and managing massive loads.

  • Dylan is currently working on a Liebherr crane through Reds Global

  • The experience of sitting in a crane up to 95m in the air and what this means for smoko.

  • Environmental factors, wind and rain, impact the use of a crane.

  • A typical day in the life of a Tower Crane Operator. 

  • The most interesting item Dylan has lifted during his time.

  • Dylan’s favourite part of his role.   

  • Dylan’s advice for aspiring tower crane operators.

Sit back and enjoy this interesting interview with Dylan Hunt.


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