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    Load bearing equipment is essential for construction

    Published on 21 March 2019, Thursday, 4:30 AM

    To maximise safety at any construction site, it's important to put the right load-bearing equipment into place anywhere problems could arise.

    This may include unfinished doorways or walls, ceilings that are under construction or work performed on other overhead structures. These load props will come in different sizes, which will correspond to the exact work contractors are performing.

    For example, a size 0 prop will be an adjustable load-bearing piece of equipment that comes with end plates that can be easily anchored for safety. But for bigger projects, you can hire virtually the same tool on a bigger scale to handle larger projects.

    Safety should always be paramount in the Australian construction industry. In the three-year period from 2008 to 2011, there were 123 fatalities in the construction sector - roughly 4.26 deaths for every 100,000 workers in the industry.

    This average is nearly twice as high as the national workplace fatality rate, which stood at 2.23 deaths per 100,000 workers in the studied period.

    Kennards Hire has all the right equipment you'll need to stay safe during any construction project.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.