How does a forklift improve construction sites?
We work with a lot of worksites across a lot of industries. From warehouse worksites to large scale infrastructure, we have a machine for every situation that keeps projects safe, efficient and highly productive. Construction, however, is one of our leading client industries and for good reason; All Lift forklifts significantly improve the functionality of these sites in myriad ways. So, what are the main benefits of having a forklift on your construction site? Here are the ones that have stood out most for us.
Heavy load movements
Forklifts are uniquely effective at lifting and retrieving heavy loads from significant heights, safely and more quickly than any other method would produce. From residential construction to major works, there is almost a guaranteed need, and often urgency, to have materials manoeuvred around the worksite without risking damage and, most importantly, injury to those working on the project.
Ability to handle a range of terrains
The terrain conditions of every construction site is often very different depending on the project type, the region/area it's in, if it’s indoor or outdoor and the weather and environmental conditions. Some of these factors can also exist within the one project on the one worksite; day to day might provide different terrain conditions as the construction site reaches new stages of process, and as environmentals factors kick in. With that, forklifts are incredibly adaptable, from smoother indoor spaces (where prefabrications might be occurring) to rough terrain and awkward angles, forklifts can sustain executing the work that needs to be done in a safe, reliable and efficient manner. All Lift can assist with upgrading and changing your forklift machine hire to suit your specific needs at any given moment in the construction timeline.
Moving through hazardous spaces
Construction isn’t just one type of environment, there are a range of process points in place that require the use of a forklift. While almost all of a construction site poses some degree of risk and hazard (which is why such strict legally-enforced safety regulations and checks are in place), there are some spaces that have more risk of injury (and even death) if not for the right machines conducting jobs safely and securely. Forklifts are very typically the machines taking up that role. Prefabrication in warehouses can offer tight spaces with electrical hazards, and the need for precise manoeuvrability is needed (a smaller electric forklift like the Toyota 1.8T would do the job here), while in the thick of the construction process more heavy duty forklifts are required for material handling while avoiding electrical lines, or other potential hazards.
Whatever your forklift needs on your construction site project, All Lift will have a forklift for you to achieve your goals safely, efficiently and reliably. We offer onsite repairs and replacements, delivery and pick up and all of our forklifts are meticulously maintained. Call our knowledgeable team today to get your construction job started on the right foot (or prong).