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.

Maintenance During Excavator Hire

5 January 2017
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When you are hiring a vehicle, you need to take the best care of it possible so that you can return it in good condition and not have to pay extra fees for damage to the vehicle. This article will give you a few tips about maintaining the excavator while it is in your possession. Cleanliness When you use plant hire, no matter what vehicle you choose, you should always clean it off at the end of each work day. Read More …

Questions to Ask When Wanting to Hire Access Equipment

28 December 2016
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Hiring or renting access equipment can allow a contractor to work safely at elevated heights, without having to actually buy and then maintain that equipment; hiring equipment also lets you choose different pieces for different uses and different jobsites, giving you the variety you need for the work at hand. When you are ready to hire or rent access equipment, note a few questions to ask so you're sure you get the right piece and know that it will work safely for you. Read More …

Order Picker Safety Tips

28 December 2016
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Order pickers are machines that are often found in warehouses and are used to help the workers in the warehouse find and select the items they need more easily.  However, as with any machine, order pickers can be dangerous if the personnel using the order picker has not been properly trained. If you are going to hire an order picker, you need to check that they have had order picker training and an EWP license. Read More …

Loader with Tracks vs Loader with Tires: 5 Important Factors to Consider

14 December 2016
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If you need to hire a small loader for a certain project, one of the most fundamental decisions you'll have to make is whether to choose a wheeled model, often referred to as a skid-steer, or a tracked model. There's really no right answer since each choice will cater better to certain needs, but you can help determine the right option to meet your needs by considering the following five factors. Read More …

4 Essential Tips for Hiring Excavation Contractors

9 December 2016
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Employing excavation contractors isn't a straightforward task, especially when dealing with numerous possible candidates. However, if an individual knows what to look for, the headache of sifting through multiple candidates can be avoided. Below are four important considerations to make, irrespective of the nature of the project. Reputation The first step to selecting an excavation company is establishing the reputation of each potential hire. Most companies have websites where they post the jobs they have done in the past, alongside the reviews they were given. Read More …