Denali Equipment Inc. has a strong commitment to providing a safe workplace and establishing policies promoting high standards of employee health and safety, while delivering the customer the highest quality product.
In keeping with this commitment, we guarantee that our employees will conduct both themselves and their work in a safe manner. We believe that if our employees are functioning the equipment safely that will pass on to those renting it.
Operators of heavy earth-moving equipment must be well trained and must know the hazards associated with heavy equipment operations.
Observe these common precautions:
Driving and Operating
- Before starting any equipment, be certain that it has been inspected and serviced according to the regular schedule.
- Before hooking up equipment, make sure any attachments are lowered, the shift lever is in neutral, and the brakes are set.
- Make sure everyone is clear before moving or backing up.
- Never leave a machine on an incline with the engine running. Vibration may put the machine into motion.
- Never allow people to ride on the equipment.
- When operating equipment on an active road, display flashing lights and a slow vehicle triangle.
- Never coast down a hill.
- When working near trees, watch for dead branches (“widow-makers”) above the equipment.
- Use great care when working near the edges of cuts or fills
- Most mobile equipment is required to be ROPS equipped. Be sure equipment is properly equipped.
Maintenance and Repair
- Shut off engines during refueling.
- Shut off equipment before making repairs.
- When equipment is under repair, place a sign “Under Repair” in the seat, remove the start key, or lock out the controls.
Parking and Security
- Always lower attachments and set the parking brake before dismounting the equipment.
- Always set the brake, lower the equipment, and place the shift lever in neutral at the end of each work shift.
- Secure the equipment when finished for the day. Make sure it is clear of traffic. If it is not clear, mark it with glares or red lights. Lock it up.