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An Overview of Working with Heavy Lifting Equipment

As the construction processes continue to evolve, workers need to adapt to newer methodologies being used, several of which might involve utilization of heavy lifting equipment. But, regardless of old or new methods, it is highly important for workers to have a thorough knowledge about using these machines. This is important mainly from the equipment’s operational perspective. Effectively operating such machines can prove to be a contributing factor towards efficient construction processes. If you are a business who plans to use heavy lifting equipment for carrying out the construction of a structure, you need to be aware of few basic facts and tips that revolve around the use of the machines. The following points talk more on this subject.

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Everything you want to know about strand jack lifting processes

Strand jack lifting is a process that utilizes hydraulic actions for lifting loads.  If numerous strand jacks are assembled together, they can lift thousands of tons of load. A strand jack does not have a much weight if considered as individual machine, and also does not take up a lot of space. These devices are perfect for utilizing construction processes, where there might be a need to lift material weighing several tons.

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Factors to Consider Before Choosing Heavy Lifting Equipment

With increasing industrialization, using heavy onsite equipment and machines is very important to achieve productivity and efficiency (sciencedirect.com, CRITERIA FOR THE SELECTION OF SUSTAINABLE ONSITE CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT, 2014).

Heavy machinery and other similar instruments are regarded to be necessities at most construction sites, without which it can be very difficult to carry out specific tasks and construction-based activities. Now, in case of high rise buildings and other structures, workers need to lift such machinery at great heights, so that the machines can be used via an in-situ basis. Hoisting up of these machines can be efficiently done by using different types of heavy lifting equipment. Few examples of such machines are rod climbers, strand jacks, building cranes, elevator systems. Using this equipment can prove to be highly beneficial to businesses, and would definitely ease the pressure on workers while they operate complex machines. The following points briefly few factors, which should be considered by businesses before investing in heavy lifting equipment.

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Tips for Staying Safe While Using Heavy Lifting Equipment

Lifting operations are fairly common on construction sites. These operations may be carried out manually or with the use of lifting equipment. Manual lifting operations can only be carried out for loads of a certain weight. Heavy lifting equipment must be used to raise and lower loads that are extremely heavy. Any lifting operation, whether manual or mechanical, puts workers at the risk of injury. Construction sites are vulnerable to accidents during lifting operations. This is why it is important to ensure workers’ safety during heavy lifting operations. Some tips to improve safety on a construction site are mentioned below.

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