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
If you’re looking to hire an excavator, you don’t need a specific license – however, you do have to be deemed a competent operator. The responsibility for this falls onto what Safe Work Australia refers to as a PCBU or person conducting a business or undertaking.
The need for specific licenses for every machine was abolished by workplace health and safety regulators nearly ten years ago. These days, if you are operating any of the following machinery which is classed as EPC (earthmoving and particular crane), you don’t need a specific license.
This equipment includes common earthmoving machinery such as excavators, loaders and graders.
Earthmoving equipment that does not Read more
At Orange Hire, we’re proud of our people and their commitment to safety. In this article, our Brisbane Workshop Manager Gavin explains how working safely is an ingrained part of the culture at Orange Hire.
Why is safety important to you from a personal perspective?
Outside of work, my wife and I are very physically active people. I would be devastated if a workplace accident was to impact that.
What kind of things does Orange Hire encourage, celebrate and acknowledge to ensure everyone has a focus on safety?
Orange Hire encourages all employees to have input on safety observations every morning during pre-start meetings. We like to pick the top Read more