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If you like the job of pulling everything down then perhaps working as part of a demolition team is for you. Heavy equipment is not only used to build new structures, it plays an important role in pulling them down again.
From the old cranes with swinging steal balls to modern bulldozers pushing over walls and clearing rubble, there is a heavy equipment machine in use somewhere on a demolition site.
If you think you can just jump into a heavy equipment machine and start knocking things down, then think again. Demolition these days is organized and played out according to plan. Safety is a big concern, not just for the workers and onlookers. The safety of other structures and vehicles must also be considered.
This is where careful training and the ability to follow instructions comes in handy. First your need to be capable of operating that piece of heavy equipment and operate it safely. Then you need to follow instructions and plans and work to those plans, always on the lookout for any possible problems.
Once a site has been demolished, more heavy equipment is required to clear it. Front end loaders and bulldozers are used. The bulldozer to push material into piles, the front end loader to lift it all into trucks. At times cranes may also be used to lift heavier items into a truck.
Fancy yourself as a demolition expert. Get the training on a piece of heavy equipment first and your on your way. ATS Heavy Equipment Training Schools can get you started in your career as a demolition worker – just sign up and complete your training first.