Tips for a safe construction project

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Construction work can be extremely dangerous. However, many of the hazards associated with this type of occupation can be mitigated by taking certain precautionary measures. Here are some of the ways that site managers can create a safer environment for those working on construction sites. Prevent falls by implementing safety measures Falls from a height account for a significant percentage of construction-related injuries and fatalities. As such, one of the most important things site managers can do to protect their workers is to implement safety measures which will reduce the chance of them falling off of scaffolding and ladders.

28 November 2016

What to Look for When Choosing a Residential Demolition Company

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Demolishing an old residential structure in your property can create space for the construction of a new, modern, and more functional building. The process of demolishing a building is involving, and ensuring that you have the right professionals for the job can make the project easier, promote safety, and ensure that you abide by the local legislation. Getting the demolition and associated services from one company can minimize the cost and promote better management and accountability throughout the project.

21 November 2016

Not Just Buckets And Spades: Choosing Specialised Attachments When Hiring A Backhoe

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Backhoes are some of the most versatile and useful pieces of heavy plant machinery and can be turned to a wide variety of uses beyond simple digging and loading. However, to take full advantage of a backhoe's versatility, you will need the right tool for the job — as such, backhoe manufacturers offer a wide range of specialised attachments which can be fitted to the backhoe's articulated arm, and which are offered for hire by many plant hire companies.

18 November 2016

Hiring Access Equipment: Scissor Lifts Versus Boom Lifts

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Scissor lifts and boom lifts are some of the more common access equipment available for hire across the country. They can both be used for construction and maintenance activities around your property, e.g. painting, electrical, plumbing, building inspection, rendering, construction, etc. In this article, find out how they both compare on a number of different factors pertinent to these activities. Working height Access equipment is all about reaching that elevated height that you want in order to carry out the work you need to get done.

14 November 2016

How to Prevent a Mobile Crane from Tipping Over

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Many inexperienced mobile crane operators may think that a mobile crane can only tip over when it has been overloaded. Such novice operators may not be aware that many factors can cause the crane to tip over even if it is carrying a small load. This article discusses some of the measures that inexperienced mobile crane operators can take to stop their cranes from tipping over at a jobsite. Scrutinse Range Diagrams

9 November 2016

How to Select the Best Truck Suspension Seat

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Many truck drivers may find it daunting to select a suspension seat from the huge array available on the market. This article discusses some features that you should look for as you narrow your options of suspension seats for trucks. Number of Moving Parts The maintenance cost of a suspension seat may be related to the number of moving parts that it has. Suspension seats with many moving parts are more likely to develop defects when compared to seats with few moving parts.

9 November 2016

Electric Forklifts: Get It Right When Handling Forklift Batteries

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Electric forklifts are some of the heavy vehicles that you will be using in a warehouse. They are commonly used in indoor warehousing because of the relative cleanliness associated with their operation. Unlike their fuel-powered counterparts, electric forklifts do not pollute the air through carbon monoxide emissions and produce less noise. For them to generate the power needed to run the engine and hydraulic systems, electric forklifts rely on powerful batteries.

7 November 2016