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Two ways to prevent operators of heavy construction equipment from sustaining injuries

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Operating heavy construction equipment (such as excavators and forklifts) can significantly increase a person’s risk of sustaining injuries. Here are two ways to minimise an operator’s chances of being hurt during the course of their work: Invest in high-quality seat systems As a piece of heavy construction equipment moves across the ground, it usually vibrates quite violently. These vibrations may become even more extreme if the equipment is being used on uneven soil.…

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What Should You Do When You Hit Rock?

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Whether you’re putting in a wine cellar, digging a bunker, adding a pool or doing any other excavation in your yard, there’s always the risk that you might hit rock. That can add delays and inconveniences to your project. To minimise the hassles, take a look at these tips. Plan Ahead When it comes to earthmoving and excavation, surprises can always happen, and you don’t necessarily know what’s underground until you start digging.…

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Some Accessories to Consider When You Choose a Small Crane Rental

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A homeowner may actually opt for a small crane rental when doing any renovation or remodeling work on their home in order to safely lift certain materials to upper levels and allow for easier construction of a second or third story. If you need to hire a crane for your work for the first time, you may not realize the many accessories that are often available and which can make that work easier on you overall, beyond a standard bucket or claws.…

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Hazards When Using Overhead Cranes and How to Prevent Them

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Overhead cranes are used to lift, move, and lower extremely heavy or bulky construction materials and equipment on a construction site. When installed and used correctly, overhead cranes make operations easier and safer. However, overhead crane accidents can lead to fatalities and injuries, or even death. Preventing these disasters requires the operators and other workers to recognize certain hazards that can occur during operation. Electrical hazards One of the hazards associated with overhead cranes is contact with power lines.…

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Answers to FAQs about Getting a Heavy Vehicle License

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Heavy vehicles are driven more than 1 billion kilometres in Southern Australia annually and are involved in 15 percent of fatal accidents and 7 percent of serious accidents each year. This is why getting proper training prior to licensing is very important if you want to operate a heavy vehicle (vehicles whose gross vehicle mass (GMV) exceeds 4.5 tonnes). Training can be done by any accredited trainer in your region. These are some frequently asked questions you should know as you prepare for your licensing assessment.…

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Should You Buy or Rent Heavy Equipment?

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If you have decided that your business needs some trucks or heavy equipment, you have two choices: you can purchase the items outright or rent them. There are pros and cons to each of these options, which can make it difficult to determine which option is best for you. To make a decision that is viable for your business, be sure to consider the following factors.  Long Term vs. Short Term Costs…

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Three Critical Preparation Elements before Home Demolition

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If you want to build your new home in place of an old structure, you will need to undertake a demolition project. You can choose complete or partial demolition, depending on your worksite requirements. Partial work is ideal for major refurbishment tasks such as building extensions or changing the floor plans. Complete demolition is ideal for buildings that are old or have been declared unsuitable for habitation. When planning for any type of demolition project, there are some preparation aspects that you must assess to promote worksite efficiency and safety.…

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Mechanical Dredging Vs Hydraulic Dredging

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Do you own a marina that needs to be dredged regularly to keep it deep enough for vessels to dock safely? Are you wondering whether you should use mechanical dredging or a hydraulic dredging to deepen the entrance to that marina? Read on and discover some important information about those two dredging methods. Use this information to make an informed decision about the most appropriate method before you rent a barge for that project.…

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Examining your hydraulic cylinder for problems

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The cylinder is one of the most important parts of your hydraulic system, and in order for your system to function properly you need to make sure that the cylinder functions properly. Regular examinations are required by any type of hydraulic system in order for you to find out if something is wrong with your system, and the cylinder should be one of the parts that you make sure to examine.…

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2 important tips for maintenance of earthmoving equipment

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Every landscape contractor wants earthmoving machinery for their heavy-duty projects. From lifting, to digging to transporting heavy loads, these pieces of equipment can do it all. To reduce downtime, it’s important to service and maintain your earthmoving equipment. The last thing you want on a site is a faulty machinery. Poor maintenance will reduce the lifespan of equipment, cause frequent breakdowns and routine costly repairs. Additionally, personnel may also suffer injuries or even death often resulting from non-maintained machinery.…

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