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Safe operating procedures for Heavy equipment! (Part 2)

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Understand and follow safe operating procedures for use of heavy equipment, to prevent injury. Machine Maintenance Ensure the cab area is clean and free of debris and tools. Clean windshield, mirrors and lights. Removal all oil, grease or mud and snow from grab irons, hand rails, steps, pedals and floor to prevent slips and falls.…

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Safe operating procedures for Heavy equipment! (Part 1)

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Improper procedures can cause injury, disability, or death. By understanding and following safe operating procedures for use of heavy equipment, we can prevent injury for yourself and your coworkers. Note : only trained and authorized operators shall be permitted to operate the equipment. Personal protective equipment is mandatory and may include the following: Boots or safety…

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Save cost by using the right lubricant for your machinery

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For mining industry in North America only, the potential savings could reach up to US$29 million from the impact of using the correct lubricant for machinery. A recent industrial research found that 96% of mining companies experiencing unplanned equipment shutdowns in the last 3 years. with half of the acknowledging this due the incorrect management…

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Indonesia’s new mining rules to improve the economy in 2017

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Indonesian government has issued a new regulation that will allow miners to export as long as they show progress toward building smelters in a five-year period. Investors and analysts had expected Indonesia to continue allowing exports of mineral concentrates, but the government surprised markets by allowing limited amounts of nickel ore and bauxite. Energy and Mineral…

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10 steps to secure your heavy equipment during the holiday

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During the holidays, office and mining site are usually on a little break and left unattended. Make sure everything is secured and ready to start whenever your business is open again. Have you tested your CCTV working and visible during nighttime/dark Check all the lightings around your valuable equipment? Do a stock inventory of all assets…

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Bringing the benefits of mobile computing to the mining industry

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The mobile technology is becoming increasingly important in the mining sector.  The challenge is that mining environment isn’t always conducive to the needs of sensitive equipment like smartphone or tablet. Moreover creating an infrastructure that supports mobile technology in a mine holds many challenges, but they are challenges that are being met. Mining is an…

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Do you know why are almost every heavy equipment yellow in colour?

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It has been an industry wide practice to adopt yellow as the primary colour of heavy equipment. However this isn’t the norm and there is no standard requiring this to be the case. There are plenty of manufacturers that have distinct colours for their heavy machinery/equipment. Hitachi, for instance, paints their excavators ‘Safety orange’. Yellow…

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Heavy Equipment for Construction.

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In the case of huge construction projects, proper use of the appropriate equipment contributes to economy, quality, safety, speed and timely completion of a project. Equipment are use for highway projects, irrigation, buildings, power projects etc. 15-30% of total project cost has been accounted towards equipment and machinery. Classification of Construction Equipment Earth-moving equipment Hauling…

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Do you now how many types Heavy equipment that are used in excavations?

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Any operation that involves digging material could be called an excavation, we have listed equipment here that is most often used to dig more size limited excavations. Backhoe loader A backhoe loader, also called a loader backhoe or tractor backhoe, is a heavy equipment vehicle that consists of a tractor fitted with a bucket on…

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Improve your efficiency of resource consumption and save your money

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Efficient use of resources is an essential part of business sustainability. Reducing your energy and fuel consumption will reduce costs as well as improving your environmental sustainability performance. For many businesses energy and fuel savings can be made throughout its operations. Inefficient use of raw materials might be the biggest issue for others. Sustainable practice…

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