Safety Tips
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Construction Equipment Safety Tips

Heavy machinery does a great job in all applications, but its use is fraught with danger. This danger can be considerably lessened by sticking to safety regulations, not all of which may be in the user's manual or training books. Below you will find a brief list of safety rules & tips.

Safety Tips

  • Don't operate heavy machinery while under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs. Some medications also cause drowsiness or make you less alert than normal.

  • Always wear the correct protective clothing such as boots, gloves, helmet, overalls and safety jacket.

  • Never exceed what a machine can carry according to the manual.

  • Tie long hair into a bun and take off jewelry before you start.

  • Never jump onto or off the equipment. Operators should always use the three-point contact rule when climbing onto or off heavy equipment. The three-point rule means having both feet and one hand, or one foot and both hands in contact with the ladder access at all times.

  • Do not carry a passenger unless there is a passenger seat complete with safety belt for them.

  • Never allow a passenger to ride in the bucket or on any other part of the equipment.

  • Keep a safe distance from other machinery and people who may need to be on the construction site.

  • Turn off the engine before refueling or performing any other checks off the machine.

  • Do not smoke when using the machine or re-fueling.

  • When parking or leaving the machine, turn off the engine, engage the brakes and gears and remove the key from the ignition.

  • Disengage any attachments and make sure they are at the lowest position.

  • Always use the safety guards provided, e.g. for the PTO.

  • Always wear the safety belt even if your machine has a cab. It will prevent you from being thrown out if the machine should tip or roll over.

  • Watch for overhead power lines.

  • Never forget one simple rule: parking breaks. Easy to operate and can save lives.

* It is the responsibility of the person or organization renting equipment to ensure that all possible precautions are taken to avoid injury to people or damage to the equipment. ProStar Equipment, Inc. is not responsible or liable for any injuries and/or deaths. Customer assumes all responsibility for injuries to persons or damages to property, and agrees to release and hold ProStar Equipment, Inc. harmless for any and all claims, of whatsoever nature, arising out of use of the rental equipment while in his/her custody.

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ProStar Equipment, Inc.
75 Windsor Avenue
Mineola, New York 11501

Phone: (516) 741-1000
Toll Free: (888) 862-5005
Fax: (516) 741-2700