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.

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Staying Safe Around Heavy Machinery

  • What To Look For In A Used Tractor's Engine Before Your Purchase

    16 November 2015

    Purchasing a used tractor is an excellent way to get your hands on the equipment you need at an affordable price. However, this is all contingent on whether or not you make your selection wisely. This is especially the case when it comes to the engine. Before purchasing the tractor, you want to do a thorough engine inspection. Here are just some of the points you want to look for to get the most out of your used tractor purchase.

  • 3 Ways Your Construction Crew Can Use Your Air Compressor For Cleanup

    8 September 2015

    Your construction crew probably uses your air compressor for a lot of things, from powering your tools to pumping up tires. However, there is a good chance that your crew hasn't yet thought about using your air compressor for cleanup purposes. Luckily, your air compressor can be very handy for this purpose, so consider talking to your crew and giving these ideas a try. 1. Quickly Clean Up Messy Work Areas

  • Bare Rental Equipment: Taking Full Ownership Responsibility Without The Purchase Price

    23 July 2015

    When you are just starting out as a construction company, there are limits to how much you can borrow and how much you can purchase without going bankrupt your first year in business. You want to set limits and ask for only the amount of money you know you will need for payroll and for the bare minimum in heavy construction equipment. If you want more equipment, you need to find ways to work around the hefty price tag.

  • Renting A Crane For Your Next Project? These 3 Tips Will Help Keep You Safe

    26 June 2015

    If you're going to be doing work on your home, you may be thinking about renting a crane. Mobile cranes are an excellent way to lift heavy items, such as roofing heating and air conditioning units, onto your roof. Before you begin using a mobile crane, it's important that you take the necessary safety precautions. These safety precautions can prevent serious accidents or injuries. This list will help you understand the steps you should take to ensure your safety, as well as the safety of those around you.

  • 2 Ways In Which A Truck Body Is An Asset To Your Mobile Retail Business

    22 June 2015

    Retail sales in the US are estimated to have been more than $4.5 trillion in 2013. However, online (e-commerce) shopping, through the use of computers, tablets and mobile phones, is thought to have contributed significantly to this with an estimated $40 billion in sales. This has translated to a significant reduction in the foot traffic in brick-and-mortar retail businesses with an approximately 50 percent decrease over the previous three years seen in 2013.