Staying safe when using tippers

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The construction site is no place to be playing around. Each year many people are hurt on construction sites; either from neglecting safety instructions or by simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Tippers are one of those on site, vital pieces of “equipment”. We say “equipment” because, in reality, it’s a vehicle, but nonetheless, it is still an important piece of the plant hire equipment. Tippers for hire are popular as they make clearing away construction debris a breeze while at the same time they are fantastic for bringing materials to the site.

Fast Pulse has the fantastic collection of reliable plant hire equipment for Nelspruit based clients. We also offer our plant hire equipment to clients in the surrounding towns of White River and Malelane, as well as in the industrial setting of Rocky Drift. Our tippers include the 10mm3 and the 6m3. These tippers are capable of handling big loads and as a part of our comprehensive plant hire service, we also include a reliable, skilled and experienced driver, so you won’t have to worry about finding an operator.

So what are some of the dangers of having tippers on site?

Well, there are quite a few, which is exactly why you and your team need to stay safe when any heavy duty vehicles are on site. People being struck by the vehicles, falling or slipping off of the vehicles while they are being packed or unpacked, the vehicles overturning or the vehicles accidentally knocking overhead objects can all result in serious injury and should be avoided if possible.

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Safety in the vehicle

While we provide an operator to handle the tipper, should you decide to go with a company that is not providing an operator, you need to make sure that you know what you are doing. Tippers are not your average machines and they require extra care and skill.

The driver needs to be well aware of his surroundings while driving a tipper. Always being on the lookout for obstructions as well as for pedestrians is just one way that the driver can be a part of the effort to keep everyone safe. Drivers need to be properly equipped with the right safety gear. This will give them the extra protection that they need while on the job. And it goes without having to say that drivers need to obey the basic road rules and drive at the appropriate speeds, especially when the tipper is fully loaded.

There is also the danger of the tipper rolling away should the driver not have taken extra care when stopping. This can be an even bigger problem if the tipper is loaded.

Why take the worry and responsibility upon yourself? Why not rather hire a tipper and enjoy the benefits of having an operator included in your rental fee? Have a chat with Fast Pulse today and allow us to help you come up with the best solution.