This handbook, formally known as Gangers Handbook, has been produced by the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) NSW Division for use by Supervisors and Site Managers within the public works industry. This Seventh edition, has been revised and updated by the IPWEA NSW Professional Development Unit and IPWEA NSW Public Works Operations Handbook Panel.
The Handbook has been produced in a durable format that is both attractive, long lasting and practical to the conditions of life in the field.
The Handbook is for use by field staff in city, urban and country situations in NSW and ACT and we also believe it will be of value to younger engineers as they gain their experience in the field. It should be used by members of the workforce to find out what “teams” do and to open up opportunities for workers to seek advancement in their careers. The Institute can provide assistance to staff to seek recognition for the experience they have gained and develop their skills – in a non-threatening environment, such as ‘on the job’.
The Institute thanks the IPWEA NSW Supervisors Handbook Panel, Peter Cassilles, Mark Ellis, Rowan Morrison, Elsie Pathmanathan, Mick Savage and Neil Strickland who have given their valuable time, experience and knowledge to this edition.