When working in and around compact or heavy construction equipment, safety always comes first. That starts with educating yourself and your entire team on the best practices for inspecting equipment and utilizing the many available features designed to optimize safety and productivity.
At Michigan CAT, we understand safety is achieved through hard work and diligence. It’s about establishing a culture that understands the risks, so people do everything in their power to mitigate those risks. Otherwise, you’re putting your team and anyone else present at your job site in danger. That’s not to mention the chance of property damage and loss of productivity.
As a reminder of the importance of basic safety procedures and just how easy they are to follow, we’ve provided this informative video containing safety tips for a hazard-free work environment.
Hi, my name is Colin. I’m here to show you the safety features on the new Cat D Series Skid Steer Loaders.
When entering, always be sure to have 3 points of contact as you enter the machine.
Next, fasten your seatbelt.
It is critical to have your seatbelt on at all times when inside of the machine.
Then, adjust your rearview mirror to ensure you have a clear view of your surroundings.
Next, adjust your side windows to your desired position.
These easy to open windows ensure clear communication on the job site.
Check your backup camera to ensure that it is not obstructed and provides a clear view behind the machine.
Each Cat D Series Skid Steer Loader is equipped with the following safety features that will ensure you and those around you are safe.
Your parking brake is hydraulically released and will set as soon as the engine stops and hydraulic pressure is lost.
A seat switch, an armbar switch that prevents the machine from being started without an operator present.
A rear exit window to use if the front entry is blocked.
A lift arm service brace that can be installed and uninstalled by one person.
A dead engine lowering lever and hydraulic accumulator that allow you to lower the lift arm in the event of an unexpected machine shutdown.
As always, refer to your operation and maintenance manual for more information.
Being aware of these safety features will keep you are safe and productive each and every day.
That’s today’s Quick Tip, thanks for watching.
From how to mount equipment and engage safety tools to checking systems and adjusting mirrors and controls, this video serves as both training for new equipment and a refresher to ensure seasoned workers remain diligent. Something as simple as opening cab windows so workers can better communicate on the job can be the difference in avoiding an accident or injuries. The more often you bring together your team for safety briefings and training sessions, the better you’ll be able to keep safety on everyone’s minds.
Your Partners for Safe Operation
Michigan CAT is your local heavy equipment source offering a wide variety of resources, products and services for maximizing safety. From walk-around inspection checklists and our helpful Quick Tip Video series to comprehensive fleet management and operator training, we’re a one-stop shop for everything you require. Whether you own equipment from Cat® or other popular Allied brands, our knowledgeable team will be happy to show you how to fasten seat belts properly, set up mirrors and cameras, activate safety features and much more.
A staff that’s educated and informed will be more comfortable and confident in operating heavy equipment. Contact Michigan CAT to speak with a live representative about our full range of construction equipment services and safe operating solutions.