Archive for Dan Mawby

Mawsafe featured on the New Inventors programme

Dan Mawby, Horse Racing, Mawsafe, Worksafeon December 21st, 2009No Comments

Picture-1About ten years ago Dan got a plumbing job working on the Cranbourne racecourse and as soon as he drove onto the track and saw the steel posts he knew there had to be a better system.

He wasn’t even into horseracing.

As a plumber he’d worked with PVC pipe for years. He knew its strengths and weaknesses. Flexibility, strength and lightness were among them.

There had been a call for new designs for rails in the wake of some serious accidents on Victorian racetracks. Dan had also seen some footage of a leading jockey who had a very close call in a rail incident. So Dan began working on a safer design and after some comparative testing, his system was chosen to be trialled by Racing Victoria.