Before using any kind of excavator all operators should understand the importance of a full excavator safety checklist. In common with all heavy plant equipment, excavators are powerful machines that can present a host of dangers if used incorrectly. Despite the wide range of excavator types and sizes, there are common rules of use that, if observed correctly, can minimise risks. In the case of excavator hire, the hire company themselves will conduct regular inspections and excavator safety checks. However, this does not free the operator from all responsibility. During use they should observe safe working practices and be aware of any potential hazards. Below we will discuss the key points to be aware of before, during and after use to ensure the safest possible operation.
For further information on the legal obligations of excavator users, see https://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/safetytopics/excavators.htm
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