Understanding the Symptoms of COVID-19

As a construction professional or a small business owner, you understand that keeping your employees safe is your top priority. You ensure that employees are taking their required breaks, that your Indeco hydraulic breakers and other heavy machinery meet safety standards, and you always ensure that your business is OSHA-compliant. But does your business have a plan to tackle COVID-19 on your job site?

Fighting back against COVID-19 begins by understanding the symptoms and removing infected employees from your job site before they have a chance to spread the virus to co-workers. Here are a few of the most common symptoms of COVID-19 that everyone should know and be able to spot.

  • Fever or chills. One of the most common symptoms of COVID-19 is a fever above the average body temperature of 98.6 degrees. You might want to take employees’ temperatures when they arrive at work.
  • Persistent coughing. COVID-19 is an illness that primarily affects the lungs, which means that persistent coughing is a common symptom. If one of your employees has difficulty breathing or pain or pressure in their chest, contact emergency medical services immediately.
  • New loss of taste or smell. Men and women infected with COVID-19 often report that they have difficulty smelling or tasting when they didn’t have limitations in these senses before. Be sure that employees know and understand this symptom so they can spot it and report it right away.

COVID-19 continues to be a safety threat across the country — but using old, worn-down, or damaged Stanley hydraulic breakers, Kent hydraulic hammers, and other tools can pose a significant safety risk as well. If your team is using tools that don’t meet minimum safety standards, contact us today to learn more about how you can add affordable rebuilt models to your equipment lineup and keep your employees safer.

Are Rebuilt Tools As Good As New Ones?

If you are a construction site manager or team leader, the safety of your employees is your number one priority. Having the safety construction site possible means regularly replacing and repairing worn-out or unsafe tools with new models that meet current safety regulations. Unfortunately, these new tools can often put a major strain on your company’s budget, costing thousands of dollars that you might not have anticipated.

If your team requires a new CAT H115 hammer, BTI hydraulic breaker or any other type of construction tool, you may have considered purchasing a certified rebuilt model from a company like Hydraulic Breaker Services. These used hydraulic breakers are significantly more affordable than new models — but do they offer the same level of safety and performance as new versions?

Construction professionals love working with Hydraulic Breaker Services because our certified rebuilt models always meet factory standards, offering you and your employees the same level of strength and safety you anticipate when you choose names like CAT and Atlas Copco. Before a tool hits our shelves, we test and rebuild it from top to bottom to ensure that it meets factory standards. The piston, upper and lower bushings, tie rods, seals and more are all replaced and rebuilt to meet current factory standards. Certified rebuilt models from Hydraulic Breaker Services offer you the exact same level of quality as new models — but at a fraction of the price of what you pay when you buy new.

In addition to already-low prices, Hydraulic Breaker Services also offers up to 100% financing for all major purchases through our website. We also offer free quotes on all orders, making it easier than ever before to compare prices and ensure that you aren’t overspending for your tools. To learn more about our current catalog of tools and professional services or to explore financing options for your company, give our team a call today.

3 Ways Hydraulic Breaker Services is Helping Business Owners Save Money

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues across the country, many businesses are facing an uncertain future. At Hydraulic Breaker Services, we’re proud to help business owners save money while also providing their teams with the safe used hydraulic breakers and hammers their employees need. Here are three of the many ways we’re helping business owners balance their bottom lines ahead of the upcoming summer construction season.

* We provide rebuilt hammers and breakers that meet the highest safety standards. As a construction company owner or manager, safety is the first thing that you consider when you search for tools. Hydraulic Breaker Service’s Indeco, CAT, and Stanley hydraulic breakers are rebuilt to factory standards, which ensures the highest level of safety at a price that’s affordable. When you purchase a tool from Hydraulic Breaker Services, you can rest assured that it has been thoroughly tested and repaired.

* We offer free quotes on all orders. Not sure where you want to purchase your next hydraulic breaker or hammer from? No worries — we provide risk-free, no-obligation quotes on all of our orders. This makes it easier to comparison shop and find the tools that work with your company’s budget.

We offer up to 100% financing online. If you don’t have the cash to pay for your tools upfront, know that you do have options. We offer up to 100% financing online through Smart Business Credit, which can be particularly useful when you need to purchase new tools during a slow or off season. Applying for financing couldn’t be simpler — just fill out a quick and easy online application through our website. No trip to the bank required.

If you’re interested in learning more about the tools and services currently available from Hydraulic Breaker Services, give our team a call today at 800-940-8517 or pay us a visit online at https://hydraulicbreakerservices.com/.

5 Essential Cleaning Tools for Essential Workers

By now, everyone knows that the best way to prevent the spread of the novel COVID-19 virus is to stay home as much as possible, wash your hands often, and to avoid unnecessary trips outdoors. Unfortunately, if you’re an essential worker in the healthcare, food service or construction industry, you may not be able to fully follow the state’s “stay-at-home” orders.

If you do need to be on the job during this uncertain time, make sure you have these five essential health and safety tools with you.

Hand sanitizer. A small bottle of hand sanitizer will help disinfect your hands after touching a common surface. Make sure that yours contains at least 70% alcohol to effectively kill germs and viruses.

Disinfectant wipes. Disinfectant wipes will help you clean and sanitize tools and surfaces with a unique shape — like the handle of an Atlas Copco hydraulic breaker.

Sterile gloves. If you need to clean a particularly dirty surfaces, you may want to invest in a set of sturdy, reusable gloves. This will help reduce the chances that you spread illness to your eyes, nose, or mouth while disinfecting.

A cloth face mask. Essential employees should be wearing an CDC-approved N95 respirator to prevent the spread of viral illness. However, if N95 masks aren’t available, you should still cover your face with a cloth face mask to prevent spreading germs by coughing or sneezing. If N95 respirators are available, you should reuse your respirator by covering it with a cloth face mask to improve the life of the mask.

Plenty of antibacterial soap. If you own an essential business, you should be encouraging your employees to wash their hands as often as possible. Be sure to regularly restock your company restroom with antibacterial hand soap to prevent the spread of germs and keep employees healthy.

If you’re employed in the construction industry, you may be suffering from a low sales season. This loss of income can prevent you from getting the used hydraulic breakers you need to complete upcoming spring and summer projects. Thankfully, Hydraulic Breaker Services is continuing to provide up to 100% financing during this uncertain time. To learn more, just browse their site!

5 Ways to Prevent The Spread of Sickness on the Construction Site

As more and more men and women become sick with the new strain of novel COVID-19, workplaces are doing everything they can to switch to remote work and limit personnel count. Unfortunately, not every job can be done from home — and some construction projects can’t wait weeks or months for flu season to end.

Thankfully, there are a few basic steps every construction site manager can take to help keep his or her employees healthy. Institute these illness-fighting tips today to keep your site safer.

Instruct employees to stay home if they’re sick. The best way to keep employees safe is to urge them to stay home if they’re sick. The CDC recommends that anyone feeling sick should stay home except to receive medical care.

Keep commonly touched surfaces clean. Shared items like telephones, computers, and doorknobs can quickly spread disease if they aren’t kept clean. Wipe down these surfaces regularly with disinfectant.

Clean equipment at the end of every day. Most construction employees share expensive tools throughout the day, which can cause germs and viruses to spread. If you have CAT hydraulic hammers or Stanley hydraulic breakers that are shared among team members, remind employees to disinfect them each time they finish using them.

Wash your hands frequently. Washing your hands frequently with soap and water is one of the most effective ways to prevent illness from spreading. Provide employees with plenty of antibacterial soap and remind everyone to wash their hands for a minimum of 20 seconds. You may also want to provide employees with alcohol-based hand sanitizer if it’s available in your area.

Avoid touching your face. Remind employees not to touch their noses, eyes, or mouth. If an employee does need to touch his or her face (for example, to remove a contact lens), instruct him or her to thoroughly wash their hands before and after doing so.

As a construction site manager, the health and safety of your employees should be your top concern. If you have old or unreliable tools, you might be putting your employees at risk of an injury. Hydraulic Breaker Services is proud to carry a complete selection of affordable CAT, Stanley, Indeco and Kent hydraulic hammers and breakers to help you keep your team safe this season.

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