Rebecca Jennings

Answering Commonly Asked Questions About Lifting Equipment Inspection

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Lifting equipment inspection is not only done to ensure your equipment is in great condition but to make sure accidents that lead to injuries or damage do not occur. Lifting equipment is expensive; the last thing you want is to incur expensive repair or replacement costs. You also do not want you or your employees getting injured. Injuries mean delayed production processes and losses in terms of hospital bills. You might have insurance, but in most cases, it does not cover the full hospital bill.

22 July 2019

Ways of Demolishing a Building

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Building demolition is one of the ways that contractors pave the way for new constructions. However, there are other reasons why a building may be demolished, such as structures being damaged, wanting new buildings, reducing hazards and expanding the building. Before the building is demolished, developers and demolition experts survey the area before deciding how the building should be destroyed. The mode of demolition depends on the location of the building, the primary materials used in that building, the reason for demolition and how the waste will be disposed of.

29 April 2019

Three Essential Guidelines for Choosing Aluminium Shoring Shields

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If you are planning on conducting trenching work on your property, you should think about acquiring the right shoring equipment for the project. Proper shoring will improve the level of safety on your worksite, minimising the risk of worker injuries. In addition, if the open trenches are shored adequately, you will be able to conduct your operations with efficiency. One of the ideal shoring solutions to consider for your trenching site is aluminium shields.

9 February 2019

Check Out These Top 5 Benefits of Forklift Hire

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Looking to use forklift equipment for your industrial lifting operations? Buying the equipment outright is not the only way to meet your needs. With so many businesses offering a wide selection of forklift machinery for hire, you don't have to incur the high initial cost outlay of purchasing a new forklift to use the equipment. Aside from eliminating the need to tie up huge amounts of operating capital in depreciable assets, renting a forklift can bring many other essential benefits to your industrial operations.

20 December 2018

The Benefits of Access Equipment Hire to Your Construction Company

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Equipment hire is a business designed to aid the construction industry with equipment that not all individual companies have access to. If you are in charge of a construction company or are thinking of starting a one, you should know some things about leasing equipment for your business. Construction companies, especially smaller companies, often get hired to do projects in odd locations where they will require more extensive equipment than what they already have.

26 October 2018

Bobcat Hire – Is it The Best Solution for Your Heavy Construction Equipment Needs?

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Heavy construction equipment is critical for the success of a range of projects. While primarily associated with construction projects, these types of machinery can also be applicable for landscaping, farming and so on. With that in mind, one of the most versatile kinds of equipment that you may need for a variety of projects is the Bobcat. Nonetheless, whether you are a homeowner looking to engage in a DIY project or have recently started your small construction business, you may not have a Bobcat on hand.

26 September 2018

Why You Should Opt For On-Site Forklift Training for Your Employees

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When choosing a training and licencing course for the forklift operators who work for you, you have two options: off-site forklift training at the provider's facility or on-site forklift training at your own facility. You may think that off-site courses are the best choice because they take place in a specialised space and won't cause any disruption to your working day. However, this isn't necessarily the case. In most situations, it's always better to choose an on-site forklift training provider—here's why.

15 September 2018

Common Types of Industrial Cranes

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Cranes are used in all sorts of industrial applications for picking up heavy items and moving them to new locations. They are a mainstay of the construction industry and found on nearly every building site in the country that exceeds three storeys in height. Although some construction firms own their own cranes, many that are used for building work are hired from specialist crane hire companies. Cranes are then commonly supplied with a trained operator who will provide lifting services for the site until the building project is completed.

12 September 2018

2 steps you can take to prevent your earthmoving equipment from breaking down

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The breakdown of earthmoving equipment can hinder the progress of a construction project, as well as increasing the overall cost of that project. Given this, it's important to make an effort to prevent your earthmoving equipment from breaking down. Here are two ways to do this.  1. Never attempt to move too much soil at once One very common mistake that people make when operating excavators, trenchers and bulldozers, is trying to shove too much soil into the equipment's bucket in one go.

14 August 2018

Ordinary Truck Seat Mistakes that Construction Truck Drivers Should Avoid

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The nature of working as a construction truck driver requires careful considerations to be made regarding the seats. The long hours and bumpy terrain involved are health risk factors to drivers. Therefore, selecting and installing the right truck seats goes a long way towards ensuring that heavy construction truck drivers remain healthy throughout their work life. However, some drivers make some common mistakes regarding truck seat usage. Notably, the wrong usage compromises the benefits derived from construction truck seats.

3 August 2018