Tips for operating heavy machinery safely

Tips for operating heavy machinery safely

Construction workers build everything from the roads we drive on to the skyscrapers we work in, making them essential. They provide us with durable shelter, safer roads, schools and homes. Nearly every building you see when driving through a city has been touched in some way by construction workers, engineers, architects and designers who built them from the ground up.

Working on a construction site can be one of the most dangerous and hazardous situations to put yourself in. Nearly 150,000 injuries occur on construction sites every year. One of the biggest dangers on a jobsite is heavy machinery. Being able to safely operate machines is extremely important. More than a third of on-the-site injuries are caused by heavy machinery accidents every year.

Thankfully, there are ways to protect yourself. Proper safety starts and ends with you and how well you are prepared for any type of situation that could happen on the jobsite. Here are a few tips to ensure that all employees and workers will be safe on your jobsite:

Take the time and money needed for training

One the most important things you can do for your team’s safety is to ensure that everyone is well-trained. This includes instructions for operating machinery, safety guidelines, emergency protocols and much more. Machinery can be highly technical and elaborate. You need to understand your equipment before using it to ensure a safe operation.

Always inspect your machines

Machines can have  thousands of moving parts that are needed for it operate correctly. Every part must be in perfect running condition before you can start a job. Create a daily inspection checklist if that will help your team to stay on track. Without a safely operating machine, something could go wrong in a flash. Regular inspections will help avert potential accidents or injuries.

Communication is key

Just as communication is extremely important for relationships in everyday life, communication is also important for driving results and meeting deadlines. Creating safety policies and procedures for all machinery is not only essential, but it could save lives and money in the long run.

Safety and education is what we strive for. What keeps your business running?

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What makes a Lyon Auction unique among construction auctions is that all of the equipment is in the same location. Companies are able to liquidate a large fleet of vehicles in a single location. Lyon Auction is able to help well-known companies from conception to the conclusion of an  auction. This makes it headache-free and as enjoyable as possible for both the seller and buyer. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us, we’re listening!


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