Creating trenches and other excavating work are some of the most dangerous elements of the construction process. If you are planning on renting trenchers to complete your job, it is important that you know everything you can about trenchers and safety protocols that can prevent serious injuries from occurring. The greatest risk comes from collapsing earth and cave-ins, which can bury a person suddenly. Other dangers include toxic fumes and gases that naturally occur in the earth, falls, unstable loads, and injuries caused by the equipment.
Whether you are interested in renting walk-behind or ride-on trenchers, or even vibratory plows or a ride-on rock saw, make sure you read up on safety and talk to us at Eagle Rentals before getting started. Here are some general safety guidelines for operating trenchers:
When used correctly, trenchers can make a construction job much easier and quicker. But never operate machinery until you feel confident in how to use it safely.