Making on and off equipment


Making on and off the machine is the primary cause of injury to equipment operators, truck drivers or any other operators involved with equipments. First of all, examine your gloves and boots. Wash the mud off before climbing, and apply high quality gloves for a secure hand hold. After that use large size hand and foot holds and a step ... Read More »

Swing radius


Swing radius accidents are very much common in case of operating machines. How do you consider all those scratch marks got on that counterweight? This is very much unfortunate that they are also usually deadly when people are involved. Thus, it is essential to rope off the swing radius around the machine or otherwise secure it. Allow no viewers; use ... Read More »

Renovation program in a small city of Capetown


The city of Darling will undergo a revamping worth €30 million, in a bid that will assist offer better living conditions for 5,000 inhabitants. During this program, a total of 5,225 houses that faces in trouble will be renovated. The Darling Agency for Development and Rehabilitation (DADAR) announced, during their 15th anniversary, that 153 of the 5,225 houses targeted will ... Read More »

Loading of equipment


There is a significant risk of machine roll-over in case of loading or unloading. You have to make sure that you are centered on the ramps and stay straight. Permit enough room to maneuver the trailer and machine, which is from time to time difficult on tightly compressed jobsites. Use a spotter for guidance. You have to make sure that ... Read More »



People like to place at the edge of the hole and watch the dirt being moved and it is a big headache for any operator to continue his work. There is actually no reason for them to be there but they stay there due to habit. People on the ground should place well away from the machine operating area. Keeping ... Read More »

Operation on slopes


Carefulness is always required when operating on slopes. You might operate it up the slope with a load, but coming down is different because you have to know the limits of the machine otherwise it might cause an accident. Read More »

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