Our team of professional grading and drainage technicians is committed to the dedication and integrity it takes to get your project done right. Of course, doing the job also requires the help of the heavy machinery that is used to move around the dirt, create the trenches, and deliver the materials that are needed for the project. In this article, we will give some general information about one of the machines we utilize for our work, as well as some general heavy machinery safety information in the event that you may be working alongside our machine on the job site of your property.
One very versatile and important machine we utilize for our grading and drainage work is a Skid Steer Loader. These machines are compact but powerful. They are a good enough size to be able to fit into a backyard for removing an old and undesired porch and grading the space for the creation of a new and beautiful gazebo. That being said, if you are located in the construction zone while this work is being done, you may also want to know a little about how you can be safe as it is making its way around the job site.
The line of sight around the machine is limited in a Skid Steer Loader. Due to the cabin enclosure and size of the lift arms, blind spots are created around the backside of the machine. While our team is highly trained on the safety and operation of these machines and will exercise caution whenever needing to back the machine up, anyone around the machine should also be cautious of its operations.
Another thing to be aware of is that as the lift arms on a Skid Steer Loader become filled with material and are either raised or lowered, the balance of the machine becomes shifted as well. Our trained operators will carry out the tasks with precision, however, maintaining a safe distance from the lift arms should also be a consideration.
We appreciate you taking this time to become familiar with some of the nature of how we operate our heavy machinery safety and how you too can make a job site the safest site it can be. Give BARRIER a call today at (615) 257-1060 | (931) 536-1168 and schedule an evaluation of your property for the new project you have in mind that will make your house even more of a home.