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How to Handle Loads When Using an Elevating Work Platform

Trainees who would like to qualify for an elevating work platform (ewp) licence are usually taught how to handle loads in the course of their work as operators. This article discusses some of the key aspects of load handling that may be taught before one obtains an elevating work platform licence. Checking the Loads Trainees are taught about the importance of never exceeding the weight rating of an elevating work platform, such as a boom lift.   Read More...

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot: Troubleshooting Common Hydraulic Overheating Problems

When it comes to operating hydraulic equipment safely and efficiently, heat is perhaps your greatest enemy -- a hydraulic system that runs too hot causes excessive wear and tear and can cause hydraulic oil to lose its viscosity and, by extension, its lubricating properties. Letting a hydraulic system run too hot for too long can cause terminal system failure, an expensive and potentially dangerous prospect. Fortunately, the causes of overheating are often relatively simple, and professional hydraulic services can provide a number of fixes to keep your hydraulics running smoothly and coolly.   Read More...

Three Commercial Barges to Consider for Business Rental

Water vessels are critical in different commercial sectors such as transportation, construction and mining. The common projects that are performed using the vessels include general cargo haulage, setup of marine structures and loading and unloading tasks. If you are looking for an ideal vessel for such commercial operations, you should consider renting a barge. Barges are flat-bottomed vessels, and they are ideal for handling heavy and bulky items, particularly for low-value cargo.   Read More...

High Risk Work Licenses FAQs

It is the duty of the government to ensure that all citizens are safe at all times. For this reason, government agencies often have a significant role to play in protecting the safety of employees at the workplace. This protection is offered in various ways. Issuance of high-risk work licenses is one of the various ways through which the mentioned protection is offered. This article discusses three common questions about high-risk work licenses for the benefit of independent contractors looking to make a first-time application for the same.   Read More...

Five Ways Equipment Hire Safeguards Your Profits

If you are running a busy development or construction company, equipment hire can help you increase and safeguard your profits. Wondering if you should hire or buy equipment? Here are five ways hiring equipment can help: 1. Hiring equipment reduces expenses and boosts profits. Hiring equipment is significantly cheaper than buying new equipment. As a result, you have a lower number in your expense column, and your profits appear higher on paper.   Read More...