Removing tiles is tough work and having the job of breaking them up, is physically demanding.
With some Jackhammers weighing in at 16kg, they are heavy pieces of kit and if you’re operating one for hours at a time your body can take a hammering.
One of the hazards associated with jackhammering is hand and body vibration which lead to a number of health related issues.
What can you do to jackhammer safely?
There are several things you can do to minimise the impact of these hazards:
1. Make sure you have adequate PPE. Non negotiable items include, gloves, boots, safety glasses, ear protection and long pants.
2. Take regular breaks. The Jackhammer is a heavy tool that you need to be in control of. If you’re tired, then you’re ability to control it is compromised
3. Make sure you have adequate training on how to use the jackhammer
4. Check the equipment has no damage to it including air hoses and electrical cords
5. Suppress potentially harmful Silica Dust with a portable constant pressure water unit such as the Makinex Hose 2 Go
6. Have the right equipment.
Who is Makinex?
Makinex Construction Products is a company dedicated to the invention and manufacture of products that help minimise safety issues and maximise efficiency of your operations. Back in 2004 they invented the Jackhammer Trolley.
What is the Jackhammer Trolley?
The Jackhammer Trolley carries most of the weight of the jackhammer while the user positions themselves behind the trolley and pushes it along. It can be adjusted to 6 different positions and has anti-vibration systems built in to protect the user from the dangers of hand and body vibrations mentioned above.
Users report on been able to do their jobs up to six times faster due to the decrease in operator fatigue provided by the Jackhammer Trolley.
What do customers think of the Jackhammer trolley?
Mark Granger of Buildcore Constructions had this to say from his experience with the Jackhammer Trolley;
“The boys are happy with the setup. The bed is really stuck so will do another pass to remove all the bed. They have done 5 wet rooms and about 130m2 of main floor and could operate all day long.”
By following these simple guidelines and equipping yourself with the right equipment, you will be able to jackhammer safely and efficiently.
To learn more about the Makinex Jackhammer Trolley click here or the Makinex Hose 2 Go click here. Alternatively call Makinex on 1300 795 953.