What safety means to me: Jacob Young

At Orange Hire, we’re proud of our people and their commitment to safety. In this article, our Newcastle Sales Coordinator, Jacob, explains how safety is an integral part of the culture at Orange Hire.

Why is safety important to you from a personal perspective?

It’s simple, but it’s the most important reason: I want to ensure that both myself and my teammates get home safe to our families each night.

What kind of things does Orange Hire encourage, celebrate and acknowledge to ensure everyone has a focus on safety?

Our team really acknowledges and celebrates no LTIs (lost time injuries). Orange Hire is also extremely open to feedback on safety Read more

What safety means to me: Lachlan Hill

Lachlan Hill, Plant Mechanic at Orange Hire Newcastle

Continuing with our series of staff interviews, we chat to Newcastle Plant Mechanic, Lachlan, about how Orange Hire fosters a safe and supportive work environment.

What kind of things does Orange Hire encourage, celebrate and acknowledge to ensure everyone has a focus on safety?

We try and make sure safety is at the forefront of our minds. Every day we discuss hazards before we start work, every meeting is started with a safety message, and every suggestion for improvement is welcomed.

Why is safety important to you from a personal perspective?

Returning home the same way I arrive each day – without Read more

Your site setup checklist: What you need to hire

When setting up a construction site, many aspects can be easily overlooked or rushed. As a contractor, it’s important to make sure the project runs smoothly, especially when it comes to the health and safety of your team.

And that begins with setting up your site safely.

In this article, we run through a checklist for Australian contractors setting up a construction site so that you can rest easy knowing nothing has been forgotten.

Why Construction Site Setup is Important

Due to the nature of construction work, sites can be set up in a hurry, but it’s important the setup is carried out properly to ensure construction runs smoothly and Read more

Safe roller operation for civil contractors

Like all heavy machinery, vibratory rollers can be dangerous and there are some situations that an operator should be mindful of to complete a job safely.

Whether you’re using a smooth drum or padfoot roller, all are big, heavy machines, and they present a high possibility for crushing injuries if not used correctly.

This could be due to rollovers, collisions, running over an object, or a worker being crushed in the articulation.

Like any piece of equipment you use on site, it should come with complete maintenance and safety records, and all equipment operators should be site inducted, be competent in operating the roller, and familiar with the Read more


What our happy customers say

We promise fast, safe, professional and friendly service – here’s what some of our customers have to say:

  • Trent
    Orange Hire Customer
    Good range of excellent equipment.
  • Dave
    Orange Hire Customer
    Great service and price!
  • Jonathon
    Orange Hire Customer

    Great company with very affordable prices compared to the bigger hire companies who charge a ridiculous price. Staff were excellent and Tara is lovely.

  • Brandon
    Orange Hire Customer

    The best service and equipment. I highly recommend Orange Hire based on my experience. A friendly, helpful team and prompt delivery.

  • Customer
    Hofly Group
    Excellent customer service. Staff are patient and easy to communicate with.
  • Laya
    Orange Hire Customer

    Great people to deal with, 5 star service! Thanks Natasha and the team.

  • Peter
    Hazell Bros Group

    I’m very happy with the service from Orange Hire and the quality of the plant – I wouldn‘t change anything.

  • George
    Mack Civil

    You guys have done a great job and have come a long way in the past few years.

  • Stephen
    JNC Group

    The team is very super friendly, nothing is ever a problem and issues are dealt with in a timely manner.