by Sean D'Souza | Construction and Machinery, New Zealand, Photography
“It’s a good job and a safe one,” says the scaffolder to me. “It’s only unsafe if the scaffolder doesn’t know what he’s doing”.
Demonstrating how the hooks work. “One hook is 50% safe, and the other other hook is 100%”.
The crane operator at Hobson Street. This is the rooftop of a 13 storey building.
Using a remote control to operate the crane. The crane lifts materials from 14 storeys below.
Still on the roof.
Graffiti. A solo artist.
Time for a break, but rusk is better eaten on the roof as it takes a fair bit of going up and down ladders to get below.
The ladder to the roof.
The crane with counterweights.
Getting the construction company sign onto the roof. At night it will glow brightly for Aucklanders to see.
Bolting the signage down.
Chatting with the carpenters working at a lower level.
Mary Poppins in the stairwell.
Back at the site office, where it’s time to return the jacket and the hardhat.