Safely loading, unloading, and transporting heavy construction equipment requires following some essential steps. There are many safety guidelines that workers and managers must follow to avoid accidents while hauling construction equipment.
At Freedom Heavy Haul, professionals follow certain guidelines to ensure safe heavy equipment hauling and machine transport service. They follow safety protocols to provide excellent service to clients.
Avoid Injuries During Preparation Phase
Preparing the transportation of construction equipment can help prevent injuries during the loading and unloading process. The first step is documenting the risk assessment to carry out the fleet management process.
Moreover, it is necessary to make crew members wear PPE kits to ensure their safety. While preparing for heavy equipment transport, the next step is inspecting the hauling capacities of trucks or trailers. It involves checking tires, lights, brakes, tie-down weights, and the weight of trucks and trailers.
Secure Loading Operations
Loading heavy equipment safely requires considering some important safety measures. Designate duties to crew members to execute the loading procedure safely and clean the ramp & trailer by removing dirt, oil, & debris.
Choosing a clear and leveled loading area, beginning the machine slowly, and starting the chaining down of heavy equipment are the other steps to follow in this context.
Transport Heavy Equipment Strategically
Safe transportation of heavy equipment is essential for avoiding vehicle accidents on the roads. Therefore, choosing a linear transport road and immobilizing equipment wheel components are recommended steps to prevent them from rolling down on the deck.
Designating oversize loads with proper banners, signs, and lights is important, along with using escort vehicles to guide the transportation truck. Moreover, inspect the vehicle while on the road.
Risk-Mitigation Strategies for Safe Unloading of Heavy Equipment
For safe unloading of heavy equipment, it is necessary to clear & leveled the unloading area. Guiding the vehicle to its unloading area and cleaning the ramp are also counted in this process.
Freeing the chains and tie bounds slowly, backing the heavy equipment down the ramp, and conducting a final inspection of equipment & vehicle, are also important points.