Monthly Archives: January 2021

3 Money-Saving Tips for Construction Professionals

After a tough winter season of harsh weather and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many construction officials are finding themselves coming into the busy spring season with less money in their business accounts. If you’re looking to stretch your cash as projects begin rolling in for the warmer months, consider these cost-saving tips for the spring season.

  • Utilize nontraditional forms of advertising. Buying traditional local advertisements can put a strain on your business account. Instead of spending money running commercials or advertisements in your local paper, try out a nontraditional form of advertising. For example, you can consider contacting previous clients and asking them if you can use them as a personal reference for future clients. You can also use social media to get the word out about your business, run contests, or create a YouTube channel to spread educational content.
  • Choose used tools. If you need to purchase a new breaker or hammer, consider investing in a used tool from Hydraulic Breaker Services. Our used hydraulic hammers and breakers are all factory rebuilt and must pass the strictest safety tests before they hit the shelves. This allows you to save money while also getting the tools that you need without draining your checking account.
  • Record all of your business expenses. Recording all of your business expenses (even if they’re only a few dollars) can make tax time significantly more affordable. Small expenses like pens, office supplies, and fuel to travel to clients can add up quickly!

Is one of your tools unsafe or below safety standards? If it is, you could be putting yourself or your employees at risk of a serious injury. Thankfully, affordable used hydraulic breakers and hammers are always available from Hydraulic Breaker Services. To learn more about the team at Hydraulic Breaker Services or our products and services, give us a call now!

5 Safety Tips for Winter Construction Projects

As the temperatures continue to drop, construction projects across the country continue on. If you’re responsible for managing a construction site, you know that the health and safety of your team members is your first priority. Use these five tips to help keep your construction site safe — even in the coldest winter temperatures.

  • Watch the weather. A sudden winter blizzard can strike at any time. Keep your eyes on the forecast and alert team members if a storm is on the horizon.
  • Provide a warm place to take breaks. Even if it’s not snowing, temperatures on a construction site can quickly dip to unsafe levels. Provide employees with a warm, heated area to change out of wet clothing and enjoy a hot beverage.
  • Inform crew members of the dangers of increased heart rate. On particularly cold days, you might want to warn your employees to limit their consumption of nicotine and caffeine. These substances can artificially raise your heart rate, which causes us to feel warmer than we actually are. This makes it more difficult to spot the signs of hypothermia should they appear.
  • Warm up tools before usage. Your crew members aren’t the only ones who can be affected by freezing cold winter temperatures — your tools also need a warming up period to remain effective. Be sure to run your rammer hydraulic hammer or breaker on its lowest setting before use on the job site, and ensure that all components are properly lubricated before use.
  • Know the signs of hypothermia. Hypothermia is a serious condition that can cause slurred speech, shivering, slowed pulse, or blue or purple skin. Inform your team members of the symptoms of hypothermia and ask them to report anyone showing these signs.

As a construction site manager, your number one priority is your team’s safety. If you’ve been using an old or unsafe hydraulic tool, consider replacing it with a used hydraulic hammer from us. We ensure that all of our models meet factory safety standards before they hit the shelves. Give us a call today to learn more and get started!

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