Three Safety Resources to Consult Before Renting
Posted by: Erika Green on August 30, 2019
Safety and success go hand-in-hand. As you build job plans this summer, put equipment and jobsite safety preparation at the top of your list. Before you or a member of your team rents or uses large equipment, it’s important to make time to review operations manuals and understand how to safely use your rental. Large equipment can help make a job more efficient, but if you haven’t prioritized equipment safety, you haven’t done things right. So, to help get ready for that next job, here are three safety resources to consider.
With many projects centered on outdoor living and landscaping, dig safety is essential. 811 gives you the lay of the land. Think of them as an extension of your team and allow them to help you prepare for the job. Available across the country, 811 experts can share information on utility lines in your area. A quick check in with 811, combined with your expertise, should help. Start by connecting with 811 online or by phone.
OSHA isn’t just a safety resource for huge conglomerates. Whether your team is twenty strong or it’s just you, OSHA is a great resource. With tons of information, updates and references, you can soak up the knowledge. They cover a variety of topics on their website, including information around reducing hazards in construction.
For every large equipment rental we offer, we also provide a corresponding operations manual. Reading, reviewing and implementing best practices for equipment safety is one of the most important parts of any job. Operating any piece of machinery at a safe and efficient capacity is only possible once you have a solid understanding of the unit and its limits, as well as your own. Be sure to read our manuals, specifications and tool tips.
Whether you pick up a rental from your local Rental Center or schedule a delivery, one of our knowledgeable associates will provide an operations overview and do a walk-through of the equipment features and functions. We’ll also provide operations manuals and can review them together to answer any questions you have and support overall jobsite safety. Remember, you can’t have success without safety.