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Oct

4 Important Hurdles to Consider when Moving Heavy Equipment

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Heavy construction equipment is part of the day-to-day operations in most heavy-duty manufacturing factories and companies. Whether it is a company seeking to expand its manufacturing processes by adding more construction equipment, or just an abnormal cargo, sometimes heavy equipment needs to be transported from one point to another. Transportation of such heavy equipment needs meticulous planning to avert disaster. The safe delivery of the equipment to the destination depends on many factors. Here are some things to consider when moving heavy equipment. Evaluate the Specs of the Equipment The first hurdle you have to go through is evaluating the specifications of the move. These will be the distance that needs to be covered, the timeline on which the equipment needs to be transported, and the personnel who need to be involved in the process. More importantly, you have to evaluate the equipment being transported. This evaluation should feature the…

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Nov

8 Safety Musts When Dealing With Heavy Equipment

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Whether you require a skid steer, excavator, front loader, cranes, scrapers, heavy haul trucks or backhoe, heavy equipment can make all the difference in successfully getting the job done. You definitely shouldn’t skimp on safety since failure to proper guidelines can result in damage to the equipment or possible serious injury to the operator or others nearby. As a result, what follows is a run-down of 8 safety musts when dealing with heavy equipment. While many of them might appear to be common sense, injuries do happen so a primer on the dos and don’ts is always in order. Training The most important consideration on the safety front is proper operator training. You also need to ensure that training has a formal component that includes classroom-like instruction, expert demonstrations, hands-on exercises done by the trainee, and a test of the trainee’s performance. Manuals You need to ensure that equipment operators…

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