At EquipmentShare, being a People First company means being a Safety First company. We believe that every worker, on every jobsite, has the right to return home safely at the end of their shift. That’s why EquipmentShare is working hard to give everyone the resources, equipment and knowledge to make that a reality – for our employees and yours.
Staying Cool During Hot Summer Months
With summer temperatures rising across the country, it’s important to protect the most important asset on any jobsite - the people. You already know staying cool and hydrated are important, but do you know how to identify and prevent heat-related illnesses?
Be familiar with signs of heat stroke, exhaustion and illness that include:
Loss of appetite
Painful muscle cramps
Faintness and poor coordination
Cold, clammy or pale skin (heat exhaustion)
dry, hot and flushed skin (heat stroke)
Tips and tricks to avoid heat-related illness and injuries:
Drink plenty of water even if you aren’t thirsty (1 quart of water per hour is a good goal)
Avoid sugary drinks
Wear layers of lightweight, loose-fitting or sweat-wicking clothing
While outside, find shade and rest periodically
Wear sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher and reapply frequently
Wear hats and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun
Drivers should keep coolers in their vehicles with ice and cold beverages
Launched in June 2022, the Seven Seconds of Safety (7SOS) program is bringing heightened awareness of safety concerns to every EquipmentShare branch. By encouraging our team to take as little as seven seconds to ensure tasks can be performed safely, we protect our most important asset – our workers. We’ve also increased safety personnel and employee training sessions.
T3, the Operating System for Construction, empowers you to protect every worker on your jobsite. We provide a suite of safety products that can track and communicate how well workers are following safety protocols, and help prevent accidents before they happen.
Our cloud-connected smart dash cameras can detect unsafe driving conditions such as sudden braking, speeding and cell phone use, store video in the cloud and send an in-cab alert to the driver.
We partner with Forsight to deliver AI vision technology to the T3 platform. Smart worksite cameras can detect when workers are not using PPE and send an alert in real-time. The system can even detect smoke and fire 24 hours a day.
With T3 telematics, you can set jobsite speed limits and track routine maintenance and inspections. You can also receive an alert when there’s an equipment issue such as high coolant temperature or low oil pressure that may cause a mechanical failure.
Our Work Orders system streamlines, simplifies and digitizes your fleet’s service needs into one centralized hub. Employees can create, review and address work orders from their own devices, making communication faster and low- to no-contact.
Use our Analytics app to view trip history reports for every asset in your fleet. See which operators are using which machines, and be able to conduct accurate contact tracing if someone on your team gets sick.