Hiring Heavy Construction Equipment

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Hiring Heavy Construction Equipment

Hiring heavy construction equipment is something that I have recently learnt a lot about. I do not work in the construction industry, but last year, I decided that I would complete a dream of mine. I had always wanted to construct a monument to a friend of mine who passed away a few years ago. The monument would be around 50 feet high and would be in the shape of a large owl, which was my friends favourite animal. However, in order to construct this, I realised I would need cranes and earth moving equipment. My friend Barry who works in construction helped me to locate the equipment I needed and ensured that I understood how to get a good price and how to find trained people who could help me to achieve my objective. I hope you like my blog and that it helps you.

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Two reasons to hire a person with an EWP licence to operate EWPs on your building site

23 February 2018
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EWPs (Elevated Work Platforms) such as cherry pickers and scissor lifts are routinely used on many building sites. This type of equipment offers construction workers a stable base from which to carry out tasks at a height. Here are two reasons why only those who hold valid EWP licences should be permitted to operate EWPs on a building site. They'll be far less likely to make a potentially fatal mistake In order to obtain an EWP licence, a person needs to go on a training course which teaches them how to operate EWPs safely as well as how to identify the hazards that could put them at risk of being involved in an accident whilst using this equipment. Read More …

Demolition - Kinds of Heavy Equipment Machinery That Can Be Utilised

22 February 2018
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Most people typically associate demolition with a wrecking ball. And although wrecking balls can play a critical role in the process, this not the only equipment that is used. Contractors will utilise an array of heavy equipment machinery for various applications during the demolition process, as there is a range of jobs that need to be completed. If you are pondering on engaging in some demolition on your property, whether minor or bringing down an entire structure, the following are some of the heavy equipment machinery that your contractors may utilise. Read More …

Know the Type of Forklift Licence you Need

16 February 2018
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If you wish to work in the construction, logistics, or warehousing industries, obtaining a forklift licence can be a great way of increasing your employment opportunities and properly carrying out your job functions. Forklifts are considered industrial equipment, and they require specialised training and licencing before one can legally operate them. There are two main types of forklift licences you can acquire in Australia; the LF and the LO licence. Each one is geared towards the operation of specific types of forklifts. Read More …

Three Essential Tips for Transporting a Forklift on a Flatbed Truck

15 February 2018
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Transporting a forklift can be a complicated process. If you handle the work poorly, you could damage the purchased or hired equipment, and your business could experience extensive losses. Also, if an accident occurs during the shipping process, people could sustain serious injuries. Therefore, you should hire an experienced forklift transport contractor to handle the work. However, it is not impossible to move the industrial equipment without professional assistance. If you have a flatbed truck, you can place the forklift on it and drive to your desired location. Read More …

Two ways to extend the lifespan of your forklift

12 February 2018
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If you own a forklift and want it to keep it in good condition for as long as possible, here are two things you can do to extend its lifespan. Take steps to prevent the equipment from toppling over One of the best ways to ensure that your forklift remains in excellent condition for years to come is to take steps to prevent it from toppling over whilst it is in use. Read More …