Staying Safe Around Heavy Machinery
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Staying Safe Around Heavy Machinery

When I started working with my Uncle Bob last summer, I assumed that construction would be an easy, fun way to make a few extra bucks. However, I quickly discovered that construction work was serious business, filled with risks, difficulty, and rewards. After almost being creamed by a few backhoe booms, I learned how to stay out of the way. However, staying safe around heavy machinery isn't always easy to do. My blog talks about how to use machinery properly and what you need to do to stay safe so that you can return home to your family each and every day.

Staying Safe Around Heavy Machinery

  • Tips For Renting Construction Equipment

    12 November 2019

    Most construction companies own a wide variety of construction equipment, but it does not always make sense financially to purchase every type of equipment available. For example, if there is a piece of equipment that may only be used several times a year for different types of construction projects, it doesn't make sense for a construction company to spend the money to purchase it and maintain it. In this type of situation, the better option is to rent the equipment.

  • 3 Reasons To Consider Heavy Equipment Leasing

    30 August 2018

    If your construction business needs some additional equipment, instead of purchasing that equipment outright, you can lease the equipment. There are specific benefits that come with leasing equipment instead of purchasing it outright. #1 Keep Your Cash Flowing A lease is a great way to keep your cash flowing. When you lease construction equipment instead of purchasing it, you are paying for the right to use the equipment and you are paying for the wear and tear that you put on the equipment.

  • Keep Your Construction Hand-Tools Well Maintained This Summer

    23 May 2018

    It's easy to focus on maintenance with large construction machinery since they're large investments. But if you are doing a lot of DIY fixes around your house and yard this summer, it's a good idea to take some time to maintain small hand-tools as well. Professional-grade tools can last a lifetime—with small replacements here and there—if taken care of properly. Here are some tips to help you maintain your toolbox.

  • Not Sure What To Do With Your Old Transformer? 4 Things You Should Know About Having It Recycled

    3 January 2018

    If you've been putting off getting the new transformer you need because you don't know what to do with the old one, it's time to consider recycling. You might not realize this, but there are companies that will come out and recycle your worn-out transformers. By recycling your transformer, you can clear up much-needed space, and make money in the process; money that you can put towards a new transformer, or other updated equipment.

  • Three Tips For Adding Forklifts To Your Enterprise

    26 October 2016

    Forklifts can be essential for businesses that need to regularly move large and heavy items. Unfortunately, there are many business owners that may not give much of a thought about the safety issues that can accompany the use of these machines. To help you minimize this risk, you will want to be mindful of a few basic forklift safety tips. Have Operators Certified In Forklift Safety A forklift can be a surprisingly complicated device to operate, which can present potentially serious hazards when the forklift will be operated near other employees.