The Big Build: How to Use Heavy Construction Equipment

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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.

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 …

What You Should Know About Renting Hydraulic Equipment

6 December 2016
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If your business uses hydraulic equipment on occasion, but not every day, then you might be considering renting it. This is a great option whether you are just starting out and need to save money, or you want to try out certain types of equipment before making the investment. Here are some things to know about renting the hydraulic equipment. Renting Allows You to Save Space Some hydraulic equipment is large and heavy, making it really inconvenient to try and find storage space, then move it to the job site when you need it. Read More …

What Is the Relationship Between Truck Suspension Seats and Back Care While Driving?

5 December 2016
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Being a long distance truck driver may come with some side effects. Although a driver may experience pain in the legs or buttocks, the most common problem involves aching backs. In this regard, a brand new custom seat can help significantly towards creating comfort during driving. Nevertheless, training drivers how to adjust their truck seats can really assist in reducing back pains. The following is a detailed explanation of how truck suspension seats contribute to back care: Read More …