When you have construction projects in the works, you need to make sure that all of your equipment is working. The last thing you need to start a project only for something very important to break down on you. You may not have money in the budget at that time to get it fixed or rent something else in its place. You need to find out ahead of time through an inspection of your equipment so that any problem that arises can be taken care of before it’s time to get to work. Time is money for you, and you can lose out if you don’t have everything you need.
What Should Be Inspected
It’s important that you get the heavy equipment inspected first since it will cost the most to fix if something is wrong. Without any type of crane inspection, you and your crew can be injured or die if anything goes wrong with these heavy machines. So, it’s vital that you make it a point to have these looked at closely for any damage or issue that could make a situation fatal. You can have a service group come out to look over your equipment to make sure it’s OSHA compliant. They have to look over all of your stuff for safety reasons before you can begin on any projects. There are codes that your equipment must adhere to in order for you to be able to use them. If it’s not up to code, then you can’t use that piece of equipment until it’s fixed, or you can get a fine. You don’t want to risk the lives of your employees trying to use half functioning heavy duty machinery. Everything has to be fully functional before you can do any already dangerous job.
When looking at the cost, you are probably wondering which is greater. It would problem be the find for not having your equipment functioning correctly. So, it would be in your best interest to get things fixed before that fine comes along. This could keep you from making any money on the jobs you were contracted out to do. You don’t need that because you have employees that have families to take care of. Any equipment that is heavy duty machinery that needs to be fixed, should be taken care of immediately. Also, you need to consider making sure that your other tools are not a hazardous either. Check them out to see if you need to get replacements. There’s nothing worse than employees getting hurt by tools that you didn’t think to replace because they are no longer usable.
Having your machinery and other construction equipment inspected is the law. You can’t get around it. It’s best to do an inspection yourself so that OSHA does not find anything. That way you can do your construction jobs smoothly without delays.