Those who work outdoors, such as those working in construction, should be aware of the…
It is imperative to make sure all heavy equipment and machinery used on the job site is properly maintained and inspected regularly. This ensures employee safety as well as the safety of others in the area and protects the property in the vicinity.
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Anytime you notice a problem with a piece of machinery or equipment, it should be reported right away. Check the tires for wear and also check for any leaks or other signs of problems. Watch for smoke or unusual smells as they could indicate there is a problem as well.
Routine maintenance and making sure any repairs are made properly are essential to the day-to-day operations of your worksite as well as the safety and well-being of the work crew.
Be sure to keep checklists for maintaining and checking each piece of machinery and equipment. Also, make sure that there is someone in charge of checking each piece of equipment and that there is a sign-off sheet, so you can make sure the schedule is followed and everything is done as it should be done.
Keep owner’s manuals for your equipment and machinery, so you can make sure any replacement parts and fluids meet the manufacturer’s specifications for that specific piece of equipment. You want to improve the operation of the machine, and you want to increase its lifespan because they are very costly investments. It also helps reduce the downtime on jobs, which costs you money and also costs you customers.
Taking care of your machinery is one way you can help take care of your crew and your business.