At most construction sites, there are several activities that are simultaneously carried out on a daily basis. Some of these activities require personnel to lift heavy machines, equipment’s, building materials, etc., up to a considerable height. This task requires construction businesses to use particular types of heavy lifting machines such as cranes, strand jacks, hydraulic pumps, etc. These machines make it considerably easy for businesses to carry out such activities. This can contribute towards improving work efficiency at the sites, and overall help to achieve good quality building and other man-made structures.
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, is an iconic landmark with a rich and inspiring history. Back when it was officially opened in 1937, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. In a time when bridge construction projects had a casualty rate of one person per 1 million dollars spent, this bridge had a robust safety record, in spite of the 11 people who lost their lives during the construction (Christopher Klein, History.com, “6 THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE”, 2012). Today, even a single person getting hurt fatally or non-fatally while working is unacceptable. The chances for such happenings have also reduced drastically because of the advancements in construction techniques, equipment, gear and safety protocols. When it comes to bridge building techniques, there are numerous ways in which companies can ensure safety is built into the project, from start to finish. There are two broad areas that must be kept in mind where safety is concerned: