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Why Your Crane Rental Should Include a Hand Signaler

Posted by AME Inc. on 11/30/15 3:50 PM

You’ve confirmed your scope of work, rented the proper industrial crane and now it’s time to head to the job site. You know this job is going be completed on time and on budget! 

Oh, wait, the OSHA Compliance Officer is there and he’s making an inspection.

You submitted your team’s certifications? You performed the proper safety checks? You hired a qualified crane signaler, correct?

You quickly learn that your signaler doesn’t meet OSHA regulations and suddenly you’re scrambling to get someone there to be in compliance and finish the job.

Sometimes when a crane is rented from AME, clients decide to use one of their own guys to signal the crane, thinking they are properly qualified when they are not, and then OSHA delays the move.

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Topics: Safety, Cranes

Old-Fashioned Organization and Housekeeping for Industrial Contractors

Posted by AME Inc. on 9/15/15 7:00 AM

I recall as a child the coolest place to be left alone for hours on end was the basement of my grandparents’ home. It was where my grandfather had established his “shop.” It was where all things made by hand could be made, where anything broke could be fixed, and where concept became reality; you just had to know where the tools and materials all were stored to get started. He built model planes, cars, boats, shelves, cabinets, soap box cars, rebuilt motors of all kinds, etc. He had the knack for building things that we as industrial contractors all possess at our core and he was highly organized.

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Topics: Running Your Business, Safety

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