A regimen of regular inspection and service is necessary for all demolition vehicles. This can help guarantee that work on demolition sites goes off without a hitch. Regular vehicle inspection and service can ensure the safety of your demolition employees, and of all pedestrians you come across at or on the way to and from the job site.
Don’t risk things going wrong
It’s certainly true that––as with any construction- or infrastructure-focused industry––the most important factor in job-site safety is the workers on site. Their quality, experience, focus and professionalism all play enormous roles in maintaining job-site safety. Almost equally important is the quality and safety of the tools we use on our demolition jobs.
We work with enormous vehicles, weighing dozens of tons. We demolish brick, steel and concrete structures that are designed to remain standing indefinitely. The scale at which we work ups the ante considerably as far as danger is concerned. This is why Midland Wrecking Inc. puts such effort into finding the best employees with experience in demolition in Kansas City, and why we put such tremendous emphasis on safety precautions, especially the most basic and fundamental precautions of regularly inspecting and maintaining our vehicles and equipment.
We understand the work we do and the inherent dangers of that work, and we therefore take our responsibility to mitigate those dangers very seriously.
Save money in the long run
The most common reasons for cutting corners on vehicle maintenance and safety checks are laziness and cheapness. While skipping vehicle maintenance now and then can save you a little bit of money in the short term, if you’re caught by inspectors, or if something goes wrong on the job site due to that negligence, you’re going to be on the hook for a lot more money in damages for property and bodily harm, and increased insurance rates.
This should be common sense, but unfortunately, it’s become not just an industry-wide problem but a problem nationwide that managers are put under such extreme pressure to lower costs and increase profits that they look the other way when some unscrupulous action makes their P&L statements look more attractive. We understand the thought process, but find it distasteful. Regular maintenance isn’t just about the money––it’s about making sure your company is doing everything it can to guarantee the safety of everyone at or near your job site. In other words, it’s about basic human decency.
Hire mechanics skilled at regular vehicle maintenance, or contract with a company that specializes in maintaining demolition vehicles. In our industry, we have such regular maintenance needs that it makes sense to form a mutually beneficial relationship with a trusted maintenance provider.
Again, it’ll save you money in the long run, and will, over time, close many gaps in your maintenance process, because it’ll be just one company maintaining your vehicles over and over. This gives them a better understanding of the vehicles’ history, and saves quite a bit of guesswork should any vehicle ever need extensive or difficult maintenance. Remember, the more you maintain your vehicles, the longer they’ll last. So even if it seems like you’re performing maintenance to an excessive degree, this investment will more than pay for itself in the long run.
If you need help with demolition in Kansas City, Midland Wrecking Inc. is the company to call. We put more effort into the details than just about any demolition company we know. Give us a call today. You can trust us to get the job done safely, on time and on budget.