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The Top 5 Road Barrier Safety Features

What do the MASH Test specifications mean for concrete safety barriers?

Concrete safety barriers can be used on any site where there is potential for workers or roadwork plant to be struck by passing traffic. They are an important passive safety tool that keeps worksites and vehicles separated, by preventing traffic from impacting hazardous objects or deep excavations within a work site.

Although they just look like big chunks of concrete, they’re a highly engineered product that is specifically designed to deflect or redirect errant vehicles in a very predictable way.

The impact performance of concrete safety barriers is influenced by a number of different variables, including the profile of Read more

Padfoot Roller vs Smooth Drum Roller: What’s the difference?

Compaction equipment comes in a wide range of types and sizes, the most common of which are rollers. Rollers are used to push and compact material to create a flat even surface, for example when preparing a road for paving or asphalting. They create load-bearing subgrade soil by strengthening it through compaction.

If you need to hire a roller, one of the first things you need to consider is whether your project requires a smooth drum roller or a padfoot roller, also called a sheepsfoot roller.

Here’s a look at the differences between the two, what each type is used for, and how to rent a roller for short or Read more

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Our top tips for safely loading and unloading equipment

Did you know the construction industry accounts for 16% of work fatalities and 11% of serious workplace injury claims across Australia – making our industry number one on the list? 

Vehicle incidents are a major cause of injuries and deaths, and therefore it’s critical that loading and unloading machinery is done safely and correctly every time. 

Safety – the top priority when loading equipment!

Getting your equipment to and from site safely and efficiently takes care and an acute awareness of the potential hazards. 

By far the most important consideration is safety, however, you also need to take into account moving Read more

The Top 5 Questions to Ask Before You Hire Earthmoving Equipment

Not all hire companies are created equal! 

If you need reliable and safe equipment, make sure you ask your hire company these 5 key questions before to take the plunge and book your next machine. You could save yourself a heap of time on site by avoiding compliance and safety issues. 


Hiring earthmoving machines and large equipment seems like a straightforward process. You call a few hire companies, get some quotes and go with the cheapest to keep your budget in check and your boss happy.

Simple, right?

Well, there are a few key things to check to ensure that you don’t run into serious issues on-site later when Read more


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