Ensuring Safe Equipment Operation

Safety is paramount in the operation of any heavy equipment. This guide provides an extensive overview of safety protocols and best practices for using equipment hired from Heavy Hire. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to using heavy machinery, understanding and adhering to safety guidelines is crucial to prevent accidents and ensure a smooth operation of your project.

Understanding Safety Protocols for Equipment Operation

Delve into the essential safety protocols specific to each type of equipment available at Heavy Hire, from mini diggers to pressure washers.

Learn about the importance of conducting pre-operational checks to ensure equipment is in safe working condition.

Discuss the role of operational safety in preventing accidents and maintaining a secure work environment.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Its Importance

Explore the different types of Personal Protective Equipment required for various equipment operations, including helmets, gloves, safety glasses, and ear protection.

Understand how to correctly use and maintain PPE, and why it’s crucial for safeguarding against potential hazards.

Highlight Heavy Hire’s recommendations for PPE based on different types of equipment and their specific safety requirements.

Safe Operation Practices and Techniques

Provide detailed guidelines on safe operation practices for various types of hired equipment, focusing on minimising risks and enhancing safety.

Share tips and techniques for safely manoeuvring and handling equipment, especially in challenging or hazardous conditions.

Discuss the importance of situational awareness and safe work practices to ensure the well-being of both the operator and others on the site.

Emergency Procedures and Response

Outline the emergency procedures to follow in case of an equipment malfunction or accident, including how to safely shut down equipment and whom to contact.

Provide guidance on basic first aid measures and the importance of having an emergency response plan in place.

Discuss the steps to take post-incident, including reporting procedures and equipment inspection.

Regular Maintenance and Safety Checks

Emphasise the significance of regular maintenance and safety checks to ensure equipment remains in optimal and safe working condition.

Offer a checklist of routine maintenance tasks and safety inspections to perform before and after equipment use.

Explain how Heavy Hire supports clients with maintenance advice and services to uphold equipment safety standards.

Creating a Culture of Safety

Discuss the importance of fostering a culture of safety within your team or organisation, emphasising the collective responsibility for safe equipment operation.

Share strategies for promoting safety awareness, including training sessions, safety meetings, and the dissemination of safety materials.

Encourage clients to prioritise safety in every aspect of their equipment hire experience, from planning and operation to maintenance and emergency response.

This guide aims to equip clients with the knowledge and resources needed to operate hired equipment safely and responsibly. By adhering to these safety guidelines and practices, clients can ensure a secure and efficient operation of their projects, safeguarding both personnel and equipment.

Questions and answers

When hiring a machine on dry hire it will not include an operator to operate the machine. This rental option is cheaper than wet hire as you don’t need to pay for the operators labour. At Heavy Hire we don’t stock equipment that are challenging to operate, and all our machines can be operated by anyone who knows how to drive a car. Speak to us if you need an operator and we can put you in touch with our network of professional drivers.

When your mini-digger is collected or delivered the Auckland team member will  provide basic instruction on how to operate that particular make and model. However, we advise our customers that they need to test it out to see that they are comfortable driving it, or arrange for a test drive at one of our two locations.

When you make a booking with one of our North-Shore based Heavy Hire team members, they will arrange a pickup date and time or delivery date and time with you. A refundable deposit equal to the day hire rate is required before then or at pickup. We’ll provide you with insurance and terms for hire, and will need a copy of your drivers license to submit to our insurance provider. We require the digger to be returned to us/collected by us in the same working order as you received it, which means that it needs to be refueled and any clay and dirt would need to be washed off. Arrange for a dropoff time before 6:30 pm.

Yes we do. Although this is not part of our core service offering, we always aim to help our customers get the job done, and sometimes that means dropping off the digger on site. Speak to one of our team for a quote (calculated on distance of dropoff location) and we’ll take care of the rest.

Yes. You will receive the machine with a full tank of diesel and in a clean working order. Please refuel the digger at the end of hire. The digger must be cleaned and returned in the condition it arrived in. A charge will apply to all cleaning and refueling required.

Please notify us as soon as possible so we can arrange for a mechanic to assist you. In the event of a vehicle roll over please make sure you place your and others safety first. For injuries, turn the engine off and call 111. Phone us as soon as possible and report the incident.

Our day hire pricing is set to be better than the competition and provided with a superior service and better quality of machine. We also provide a 10% long-term hire (5 or more days). Speak to us about our loyalty program and equipment bundle discounts.