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5 Recommendations for the safety of a surveying equipment

It was difficult to convince the bosses at the time; that the equipment to be purchased had to be insured against theft, damage and accidents. It is understandable in the first instance, with questions such as:

If the team will then donate to the municipality Why not better that they pay the insurance?

Against robberies? Does not this give our staff the chance to give it away?

Against accidents? Is our staff so clumsy?

Are we ready for this? Insurers never lose.

The amount was not even that much, in this country it could still be done for $ 200 a year, not bad for a team whose price exceeded $ 8,000. So every time I went out with the orange suitcases, the administration witches reproached me:

"... there goes our super technician, with the super team, super insured..."

Until the first incident happened:

The mayor's cousin got up in a bad temper, sped past the park, and took the meeting tripod. In this case, there was no theodolite mounted, so the damage was only for what the tripod cost, about $ 400.

Then my lawsuit came back. The insurance did not recognize this damage because it was less than the deductible, which was usually 10%.

"I told him," my boss said, with early squidward eyes. - Insurers always win.

No way, to charge the mayor for the tripod. Meanwhile, the technicians made him a splint that dull the sharpness of bright yellow and looked more like a cripple from Vietnam. Although the insurer was in a position to want to accuse the culprit of terrorism, because it did not seem like an accident but rather an act of revenge for doing the land registry with a fiscal focus.

Within months, another team arrived with its damage report. The insurer demanded that it be sent to the specialized house.

It's impressive, but it seems that the fall caused the turn to be locked, and instead of reporting it they forced it so much that it broke inside (I was told that in confidence). So here it was an accident, but followed by a blunder. Faced with total damage like that, the insurer paid for the new equipment... but not before fighting for it not to be sent to the United States to verify that, in effect, as the damage report said, it was "done shit."

Other minor incidents happened, with which we gained experience, but there was one that I found interesting. The technician called me reporting the accident. I told him to immediately find the municipal police judge and make a record of the incident to send to the insurance company.

I admit that I exaggerate a little, but the report of the trustee was so lyrical that it sounded like this:Total season insurance

It was Wednesday, a blazing sun was trying to steal a furtive kiss from the lazy horizon, which, resigned to the afternoon, was only extending the wait in sparkling tundra tones and toasted sienna. Its orange hue HEX # d46138 gave it a magical touch at sunset, the untimely rays filtered through the branches causing a melancholic touch on my tanned face, resulting from almost three days lifting the sewage system of the Municipality of San Marcos, in Santa Barbara.

Suddenly, from one of the pastures on the left side, which were already in their second month of growth of grass hen, appeared a white horse ash, pulling as gray, opaque in the meantime, not so much; your pace Light andante and throng in measure 3/4 surprised me, I had no time but to protect my humanity against the discordant arpeggio of such a scenario. It demolished the total station and disappeared with the same sensation with which it came: like lightning that rises to the east and sets to the west, almost like the coming of the son of man ...

The machine landed at 8 seconds from the contact with the right abdomen of the bovid, the keyboard brushed a stone and detached the F1 piece and then cracked against a limestone buried in an 89% of the ground, resulting from the balastre on that brown floor Which in my opinion was Consolidated shale. And there I was, astonished, while there by the palisade I could hear the whinny in F sustained, pitiful as saddened by the non-compensable prejudice caused ...

The Pauline Epistle was longer, and just that impression made me when I read it. Heh heh

The insurer sent the equipment to the representative of the brand, and after a couple of minutes, his eyebrows fell, stretched, buckled and said that unforgettable phrase:

"Horse in poet surveyor!"

The little time left for me this afternoon, missing the girl who lights my eyes, we will stop the prose to honor the title of the article.

5 Recommendations for total station insurance:

1. The first step after purchasing a total station is to insure it.

2. Establish a use and care regulation, and train your staff to respect it.

3. Teach them to make incident reports.

4. Learn how insurers work.

5. Praying does not hurt.

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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  1. Compa that inspiration, but that's the way it is ... the one who became shit after a pack of dogs fornicated on her in MAMCEPAZ was missing

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