Staying safe on the job

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Apr 272016

When working near equipment on a construction site, it is incredibly important that you take the right measures to protect your own body. If you don’t do this, you could be severely injured in time. Accidents always happen when you are least expecting it. If you want to avoid yourself or one of your peers being killed in a freak equipment malfunction you may want to think about protecting yourselves.

Be aware of your surroundings

This is especially true if the site that you are working on is making use of a lot of heavy equipment, such as the machines used for earthmoving Toowoomba has plenty of. Different types of equipment expose you to different types of danger, and all of them need to be protected against. For one, you always have to be aware of your surroundings. Have an eye on the rest of the construction site so that you always know what machines are currently up and running and what machines are moving towards you or away.

Avoid blind spots

You also need to remember that the operators of most of the equipment used for earthmoving Toowoomba has to offer are humans. As such, they have blind spots in their vision, especially when they are focused on a specific task. If you want to cross in front of the machine, or if you need to pass near it, make sure the operator is aware of you first. You don’t have to make it obvious that you are making him aware either.

All you need to do is give him (or her) a friendly nod or a wave to show that you exist. A simple hello will suffice. However, make sure that you don’t keep talking to the operator for no reason at all. There are people out there who will stop and chat at the drop of a needle. The last thing anyone needs on the site is a distracted caterpillar driver who steamrolls over some poor, unsuspecting person laying concrete.

There are some signals that you can learn. These are standard all over the world, and are perfect for quick communication with the operator of the equipment you are trying to go across. You should also make a concerted effort not to go near the ramps that the machines use for getting around. You never know when one will roll down one while you are walking up. Always stay away from equipment that you don’t HAVE to be near. The last thing you need is one of them turning on while you lean against it. You will probably end up with at least one part of your body crushed, and it won’t be nearly as ticklish as your heart after a breakup.

Failing to Plan is planning to fail

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Jan 112016

You and your college friends are thinking of going on a batch trip, what is the first thing you will do? You are hoping to throw a birthday party over at yours, what is your next step? You have ideas on flying out during your semester break, what will be your first move? Well if you think through it all, you’ll probably say what you’ll be doing one by one and this process of deciding what to and how to do, is all about proper planning. In all of these instances, you should be deciding in managing your finances, the locations, the food, accommodation and what not.

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