Whatever type of project that you oversee it is important that you have a full and total grasp of the health and safety processes on site. Site safety is crucial, so it is vital that you have devised and have the ability to deliver training and induction processes, as well as equipment and machinery specific training, that allows you to keep all employees, contractors, and suppliers safe at all times on site.
When it comes to plant hire, you can ensure that safety is a priority by your choice of plant hire company. The best plant hire service is one that provides you with all the answers you need, help you to plan effectively in advance, and has a flexible variety of fleet and delivery processes that prioritise health and safety.
Utilising the services of a plant hire company is a great way to increase your levels of health and safety on a construction site. It might not be readily apparent, but they do help to improve standards across the board, and here is why.
The first thing to consider is that a plant hire company is consistently updating its fleet. So, when it comes time for you to choose the machinery and equipment you need for a specific task or project, you are choosing from the latest models. This means that there is less of a risk than when using a long-standing piece of equipment. Design flaws are always being ironed out in the latest models, with greater safety features included.
Alongside this in-built level of a safety standard that is continuously being improved upon, a plant hire service will include experts in the field. These experts can help you choose the exact piece of machinery that is best for your specific tasks, ensuring that safety is always of paramount importance.
The next thing to consider is that breakdowns can and do happen when talking about plant and construction. With this in mind, choose a plant hire service that has a policy of full maintenance and repair when a piece of machinery breaks down.
This ensures there is minimal disruption on site, but also ensures that health and safety standards are increased. With on-site training upon delivery and extensive manuals you are covering your operators from all angles to use operate machinery effectively and as safely as possible.
Always conduct thorough research and choose to work with a plant hire company that shares your vision and prioritise health and safety on site. They should be able to help you choose from a wide variety of plant hire options, each with the latest models and safety features.
The best construction projects are those that have access to machinery and equipment that works efficiently, is fully maintained and repaired in a way that maximises health and safety never putting the operator at risk of injury or illness.
Be careful that you have a full understanding of the impact and potential problems of any plant that you hire and have the correct procedures in place that minimises the risks.