Blogs About Troubleshooting and Maintaining Heavy Construction Equipment and More

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Blogs About Troubleshooting and Maintaining Heavy Construction Equipment and More

Welcome to my blog. My name is Dan, and I used to work in the construction industry. There I wore a hard hat, but I also wore a lot of other 'hats', from labour to management. Now I've moved on from that industry, but as a property investor, I frequently hire construction crews or contractors. I have a few rentals and some homes that I fix up to sell. At any rate, I've been around heavy equipment for a significant part of my life, and now I want to create a blog to give back. These posts will be about troubleshooting and maintaining heavy construction equipment.

Do you need to hire a dogman?

On any construction site one of the most important concerns for any site manager will be safety. He must make sure that all the staff on site are properly qualified for the tasks they are undertaking. Everyone undertaking dogging, rigging or any other task for which a license is needed must be properly certified. If the site manager discovers that there is a shortage of qualified workers on the site, they must call an agency or other company and ask them whether they have a dogman for hire who is available for an immediate start to fill the gap in their workforce.  

Why does a dogman license matter? 

Moving heavy loads around a construction site is an everyday occurrence. Your workers could be shifting loads of bricks, piping or metal girders. There is always something that needs to be transported across the site. For that movement to happen someone has to select the appropriate lifting gear and ensure that the load is correctly slung so that it will not slip or become unstable while it is being moved. The crane operator who is moving the load then has to be directed while the load is out of their view.

During all of those operations, there are a lot of things that could potentially go wrong. A dogman will have taken special training to learn how to accomplish each of those tasks in a safe and responsible manner. If you find a dogman for hire, the first thing you will need to do is check that all of their paperwork is up-to-date and that they do hold a dogman license. Only then can they be officially hired.

What other construction roles require a licence?

There are a lot of construction industry roles that require specialised training, and your site manager will be responsible for checking the paperwork of each employee to be certain that they are capable of performing their jobs. One example is that of the rigger who sets up and secures machinery or reeves rope through either a block and tackle or a pulley. A rigger will work with both fibre and wire ropes and guide cargo around your construction site. Whether you need to find a rigger for hire or a dogman for hire, it is vital that you have the best-qualified people taking on each role on the construction site. Talk to the hire company today and find all the qualified staff you need.