Posted on November 1, 2018

Construction Worker Fatigue

01Nov

Fighting and Preventing Construction Worker Fatigue

Worker fatigue on a construction site can not only slow down production and lead to silly mistakes, but in this industry, it can be fatal. Construction sites are full of hazards already, so the risk of accidents and injuries is largely increased when fatigue is added into mix.

Fatigue can be mental or physical or even both, and can be caused by a great number of factors including extended hours, increased workload, personal issues or illness. So making sure you know what’s happening with your workers on site and even in their home lives is crucial.

Posted on October 9, 2018

How to Choose the Right Commercial Generator for your Business

09Oct

Working in the pacific islands, particularly PNG, we’ve all learned the hard way that power and electricity are not as stable as they are in other places around the world. This means that for your business to run smoothly, on-time and on-budget, a generator can be the key to your project’s success.

But choosing the right commercial generator is more than running down to the local hardware store and buying what’s on sale and fits in your truck. There’s a lot of factors that you’ll need to consider to ensure you’re getting the best solution for your business.

Posted on August 3, 2018

Procurement strategy in construction

03Aug

A Guide to Procurement Strategy for Construction

Procurement is key to improving business profitability and performance. It can streamline operations, maximise outputs and identify better sources of supply. Today, businesses face increasing challenges as expectations for value-driven procurement rise.

Posted on August 3, 2018

Electrical Safety in Mining

03Aug

Electrical Safety For Mining Operations

Electrical hazards are a leading cause of accidents and fatalities on mining sites. Electricity used in mines provides lighting, detonates explosions and runs power equipment. This electrical equipment puts mines at higher risk of damage, injury and fatalities. The combination of the mined materials, dust and gases can turn a minor electrical accident into an explosion or fire.

Posted on June 21, 2018

Avoiding construction schedule/project delays

21Jun
Why Your Construction Project Is Falling Behind Schedule … And How to Avoid It

How to Avoid Costly Delays For Your Construction Project

In the construction industry, completing projects on time while maintaining quality and compliance with safety standards is challenging. Many things can get in the way of delivering a project on schedule, including unexpected weather, scope creep, errors in communication, and contractors running behind schedule.

Posted on April 12, 2018

7 ways to reduce your air-conditioning bills

12Apr

With ever-rising energy prices, it’s an unfortunate fact that electricity has been continually pushing the cost-of-living and business overheads up for many PNG families and companies alike. Even with endless discussions from politicians and energy providers, there seems to be little chance of change in sight.

Posted on February 20, 2018

HOW TO: Hire The Best Construction Crew For Your Next PME Project.

20Feb

Whether it’s finding a single employee or an entire team for your next construction project, you surely know the recruitment experience, patience and grit it takes to attract – and keep the most talented and reliable workers in the industry. Regardless of the size and scope of your project.

Posted on December 12, 2017

PME and Nexans: bringing energy to life in PNG

12Dec

At PME, we’re always innovating, and always incorporating new and better technology as we work towards a safer and more efficient future in construction in PNG. That’s why we’re happy to announce our latest partnership: with Nexans.