About Me
The Big Build: How to Use Heavy Construction Equipment

My name is Jerry, and I run a small construction company in Perth. My team normally completes relatively small jobs such as plastering walls, repairing electrical systems and constructing patios. However, one day a big client got in touch to say they wanted me to help them construct a large apartment building. I have never taken on such a big job before, but I thought it was a good chance to grow my business and gain some new skills. A friend who has completed large scale jobs before advised me on how I should hire the people and heavy construction equipment needed for the job. I learnt a lot from him, and my company has since completed several more big construction jobs. I have decided to start this blog to advise others how to hire and maintain heavy equipment.

Key Staff Required to Perform Demolition Jobs

1 December 2017
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The use of heavy construction equipment such as bulldozers, cranes and excavators in demolition of buildings is prevalent in Australia. This method of demolition is generally referred to as mechanical demolition. Demolition with large mechanical equipment is a potentially dangerous job, hence it calls for a safe system of work. Key among the elements that should be included in the safe work system for any mechanical demolition job is provision of well-trained and proficient staff. Read More …

Things to Consider When Using Earthmoving Equipment

10 October 2017
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If you are carrying out construction work on your property, you may need to excavate and move a large quality of earth in order to lay pipes and create the foundations of the building. However, when you are using heavy equipment, it is important you take into consideration the following factors before beginning work. The condition of the ground Before you begin work, you should consider the condition of the ground. Read More …

Two dangerous mistakes that people often making when using cranes

31 August 2017
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Cranes are often used for the demolishing of buildings and for the transportation of heavy materials around a construction site. If you have arranged to rent this equipment from a commercial crane hire company, here are some potentially dangerous mistakes which you and your construction crew should try to avoid making when using this machinery. Transporting excessively-heavy loads One of the biggest mistakes a crane operator can make is attempting to carry a load which weighs more than the machinery is designed to handle. Read More …

Wheely Good: Should Your Next Electric Forklift Be A Three-Wheeler?

16 August 2017
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Electric forklifts are superbly versatile and adaptable pieces of equipment, and their efficient, emission free engines make them ideal for a variety of uses both indoors and out. However, there are a wide variety of electric forklifts available for sale or hire, varying in every capacity from the power of their engines to the amount of wheels they possess. You might think that more wheels on your forklift is always better, since stability and traction are so important to safe forklift operation. Read More …

Five Steps to Felling a Tree Safely Using a Chainsaw

30 June 2017
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Many laypeople are involved in chainsaw accidents because they don't know the best way to fell a tree using that powerful tool. This article discusses the steps that seasoned loggers use to fell trees with chainsaws safely. Hazard Analysis The first step of any felling operation should be the identification of any possible hazards at the site. These may include tree defects that can cause the tree to fall in a different direction from what you desired. Read More …