Aerial machinery maintenance is one vital factor to ensure the safety of operators performing tasks in the crucial field of elevated works. Machine maintenance needs serious attention because overlooking its importance might lead to accidents that is totally devastating for all the people working on jobsites.
As the fuel of the construction industry, machines need time and attention for an efficient match on the demand of its labor. How? Here are smart maintenance ways to keep functionality of the machines.
Conduct machine inspection from time to time.
As your machine has a progressive job, inspection must always be observed after every usage to check the functions and defects of the service parts and accessories. As staple machines to complete elevated tasks, careful and keen inspection should be done if not daily, at least weekly. Check constantly on brakes, tires, bearings, motors and other important little parts inside the machine.
Keep the machines moving.
Do not isolate machines. Use them despite the fast pace of time and evolution of machine models. So long as your machines can still work pretty well, don’t just forget about it in the corner. Utilize existing machines to perform tasks and keep its engines working so it can enhance its movement capacity and not just hastily turn into a rusty equipment. The ultimate purpose of maintenance is not just to keep the machine moving but also, extend its lifespan.
Know the limits of your machines.
It is very necessary that you know how heavy can your machines carry or how high can it lift objects. Don’t exceed your machine’s capacity so it can function appropriately for its designated tasks. Follow protocol and don’t force some machines to do the work despite emergency calls. Remember that machines too, cannot do everything.
Secure your machines in a safety place.
The longevity of your machines life also depends on how you take care of it, aside from keeping its parts and accessories intact. Especially the giant machines, you need to store them in a covered place so they can be protected from external factors of damages. This way, your machines could have lower risks from rusts, corrosions, etc.
Designate a person-in-charge for inspection.
A person with eyes for keen details should own the position. He should also record the necessary information like the root of the machine defects as well as the answers to these problems. He should check the machineries weekly in order to ensure that there will be no future problems and if there are, he should address these immediately to prevent future damages.
Nothing beats machine-knowledge.
Operators and anybody working in an elevated worksite or construction site must know the basics as well as the functions of each machine. Some simple protocol from machine manuals might not be enough to know all the fundamental bearings of the equipment. You need to reinforce official guidelines too, so you can further the scope of your maintenance and keep your machines intact and functional.
Without proper maintenance that machines need, the key parts that take part in controlling the movement of the equipment might slowly wear-off and then eventually break the functionality of the whole machine.