Five Safety Tips for Avoiding Construction Site Accidents

Construction sites are filled with dangerous accidents just waiting to happen.  After all, heavy equipment and sharp blades aren’t exactly the safest things in the world.  It doesn’t matter if the construction site is full of trained professionals or is just a DIY project in your backyard, the same techniques and advice should be followed to avoid serious problems.  So the next time you’re a in a construction site, use these tips to keep everyone safe.

  1. Make sure you know how to properly use all tools and equipment – Rental companies can often give you a bit of training on a tool if you are unfamiliar with how to use it.  If you still don’t feel totally confident operating it, read the manual.
  2. Wear proper safety gear – Power tools can be a safety hazard if used improperly and without the necessary safety gear.  If you are going to rent some tools, then make sure to pick up some safety goggles at the same time. 
  3. Mark dangerous areas – If you are tearing up the roof or digging holes in the yard make sure to clearly mark the hazardous areas where people might fall or get hit by debris. 
  4. Lift heavy objects properly – Many people don’t know how to safely lift heavy items and are likely to suffer back problems.  Use the proper equipment rentals to help with the heavy lifting and hauling of material.
  5. Make sure all equipment is in good working order – A damaged power tool can cause serious injuries if you continue to use it.  With tool rentals, you can be sure that all equipment is in working order and safe to use.  

At A-1 Equipment Rental, we have the equipment you need tomorrow, delivered today.  We provide you with the high quality rental equipment you need to get the job taken care of, which includes contractors and homeowners alike.  So give us a call at 650.241.3105 or visit our website to see all that we offer.

 


Time For a New Roof?

Are you looking to put a new roof on your home?  Here is a video that shares some tips with you on how to get started. 

At A-1 Equipment Rental, we have the equipment you need tomorrow, delivered today.  We provide you with the high quality rental equipment you need to get the job taken care of, which includes contractors and homeowners alike.  So give us a call at 650.241.3105 or visit our website to see all that we offer.


Renting Moving Equiptment: Equipment You May Not Own

Moving to a new home can be stressful, especially if you don't have the right equipment. Many truck rental companies provide the works when it comes to moving.

Equipment rentals are a great way to save money when moving, rather than buying all the stuff on your own and only using it once.  Here is some equipment you rent instead of buying when preparing to move.

  • Moving trucks are the most important thing to have when starting to move.  You're not in college anymore, so you don't have to stuff your entire life in your car.  Moving trucks come in many different sizes depending on the size of your house. If you have 6 rooms full of your family’s possessions to move, then you are going to want a bigger truck than you would if you lived alone.
  • Dollies are extremely helpful when moving and come in many different sizes. You can load multiple boxes on a dolly, along with the heavier items like refrigerators, so you don't strain your back. Plus the wheels help you maneuver through doors, hallways, and up the ramp to the truck.
  • Auto trailers are very useful when moving your car to your new home. They attach to the rear of the moving truck that you're driving, so you don't have to leave your car behind or find somebody else to drive it.
  • Packing peanuts help keep everything in place when packing boxes.  Moving can be rough and you don't want your fragile china or that beautiful crystal vase you got for your anniversary to break. Also, if you're going green, consider packing peanuts that are made from recycled materials.

At A-1 Equipment Rental, we have the equipment you need tomorrow, delivered today.  We provide you with the high quality rental equipment you need to get the job taken care of, which includes contractors and homeowners alike.  So give us a call at 650.241.3105or visit our website to see all that we offer.


3 Reasons to Rent a Truck

Truck rentals come in many different styles but all serve the same purpose: to transport large objects or a large quantity of materials. 

Renting a truck is very similar to renting a car and other equipment rentals, except truck rental is very convenient when you need to move large loads.  Your car might be great for getting around town in, but you aren't going to want to haul branches or rocks in your Mercedes.  Renting a truck will help avoid damaging that beautiful leather interior.  Here are 3 reasons why you might want to rent a truck.

  1. Landscaping is a great reason to rent a truck.  Trucks are great for getting yard work done and hauling debris to the dump. You can also use a truck to bring in new plants, soil, and rocks. A dump truck is another excellent truck to use for landscaping.
  2. Service repair jobs, such as plumbers and electricians, rent trucks to save money, since they won’t have to worry about for basic wear and tear on the truck. Some companies, such as mechanic shops, will rent trucks to haul engines and other car parts.
  3. Home renovation might require multiple rentals if you are doing a full renovation.  A moving van for all your belongings will help protect your valuables from getting dinged and dirty.  A dump truck will also help haul all the old stuff out to make room for the new.

At A-1 Equipment Rental, we have the equipment you need tomorrow, delivered today.  We provide you with the high quality rental equipment you need to get the job taken care of, which includes contractors and homeowners alike.  So give us a call at 650.241.3105 or visit our website to see all that we offer.


Dump Trucks: What you Need to Know

This video talks about the versatility of a dump truck, as well as offers some great safety tips.  No matter the task, a dump truck can do it all, from plowing snow to laying down asphalt. Dump trucks are not the easiest to use, which is why it is best left to the professionals when operating one. Here are some safety tips to follow when using a dump truck.

  • First, always read and follow the owner's manual. This will help get you familiar with the truck.
  • Be on the top of your game at all times, because dump trucks can be very dangerous.
  • Conduct routine checks on fluids, tires, and make sure the windows and mirrors are thoroughly cleaned.

At A-1 Equipment Rental, we have the equipment you need tomorrow, delivered today.  We provide you with the high quality rental equipment you need to get the job taken care of, which includes contractors and homeowners alike.  So give us a call at 650.241.3105 or visit our website to see all that we offer.


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