Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Spring has sprung in Roseburg and the surrounding Umpqua Valley!

Winter has been pretty easy on us this year. Aside from a low snowpack, the precipitation levels have been pretty normal, and kind enough to typically fall in bunches and in the evenings. I didn't miss the everlasting drizzle we normally see.

So what are your plans for the outdoor season this year?  We've been seeing a fair amount of outdoor projects going on, and the County permit levels seem to finally be on the rise, so you must be up to something!

In the theme of keeping this educational, I thought I'd mention workplace safety this time around, specifically as it relates to aerial equipment. We brought a 56' working height 4 wheel drive articulating boom into the fleet recently, our first self powered mobile manlift. With it came a new requirement for our employee's. Anyone moving this manlift MUST wear an approved safety harness and lanyard, they also had to watch this video; http://.be/AcJQOWLxjFc . 

As you can see there may be some unintended consequences while operating these things, and this brings me to my point. Regardless of what equipment your using, take the time to get to know the proper way to operate it, and some of the situations to avoid. Renting a piece of equipment comes with a lot of responsibility, and in the end, you and you alone are going to have the biggest impact on whether or not you get hurt. While time is money, it is a two way street. A little prevention can go a long way in saving pain, time and money. My personal recommendation is always take advantage of the manufacturers operators manual. In todays age, a quick Google search will typically bring this and usually some educational video's up that can help save a lot of heartache. 

For information on our lift, check out this site! http://www.niftylift.com/usa/news/focus-on/sp50-hybrid-4x4