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It is important to have the right tools for the job. Tools are not always just hammers, wrenches and saws, it can also include UTVs, heavy equipment, and vehicles. To ensure this type of equipment is in good condition and functions as intended to perform the job safely, routine inspections are essential.
Most importantly, regular inspections ensure the safety of workers. You can get projects done on time and with peace of mind, knowing your equipment is in good condition. When it comes down to it, there is no reason not to have routine inspections and get the most out of the equipment and vehicle that is an essential tool in your job.
Equipment/vehicle inspections should always be performed before its use. How the equipment is used can help determine the frequency of these inspections.
A few examples …
Document your equipment/vehicle inspections and always report problems found to the supervisor. If an inspection reveals a safety issue, the equipment/vehicle should not be used until repaired.