Kim Perkins

6 Factors to Consider When Buying a Water Tank


Water harvesting is an essential practice in many parts of the world, and Australia is no exception. Environmentalists advocate for proper use of available resources, and long-term storage of water is one way of accomplishing that. Below are six factors to mull over when investing in a water tank: Material The material you choose is mainly dependent on the amount of water you wish to store. For large volumes, go for concrete or steel to provide the strength needed for big capacity tanks.

29 January 2018

Ship Shape: The Advantages Of Using Shipping Containers As Garden Sheds


The basic design of a classic timber garden shed hasn't changed significantly for decades now, so you might assume that they are perfectly designed for storing and securing your garden tools, outdoor furniture and other valuable items. Nothing could be further from the truth, and a traditional shed will inevitably start to suffer from leaks, wood rot and other problems as it ages and degrades.  Consequently, many gardeners are turning to more robust options for storing their outdoor items and converted shipping containers are becoming extremely popular alternatives to traditional sheds.

20 December 2017

Two Safety Precautions Manufacturers of Structural Steel Should Take


Manufacturers of structural steel components often use very powerful machinery to produce their products. Because of this, it is important for these manufacturers to take certain precautions to keep their employees safe. Read on to learn more. Invest in safety equipment to prevent laser-related injuries and accidents Most, if not all manufacturers who specialise in structural steel manufacturing use laser cutting technology to cut and shape steel components such as rectangular hollow sections, beams, joists and v-shapes.

13 November 2017

How Blast Freezing Can Increase Customer Happiness


Many restaurateurs are aware that buying a blast chiller can save money and labour costs by making it possible to buy and prepare food in bulk, but those aren't the only benefits. Blast freezing can also increase patron satisfaction significantly. Customer happiness is crucial to the success of any restaurant, ensuring that patrons return time after time and encourage new customers to do the same. Here are 4 ways blast freezing will make your restaurant-goers happier with their meals.

22 August 2017

Why Hire Your Industrial Equipment?


Industrial equipment hire is a great way to save money and build flexibility into your business. There are some pieces of equipment that you use every day, which will always make sense to purchase rather than hire. There are, however, plenty of other equipment items that you will be better off hiring when you need them. Here are just a few of the advantages that industrial equipment hire can offer your business:

30 June 2017

3 Need-to-Know Safety Tips when Dealing with Boom Lifts


Safety is a priority factor when dealing with boom lifts. There are risks of causing damage to the building under construction, the neighbouring buildings, and causing serious injuries to the workers on the construction site or yourself that may even lead to death. Therefore, as an employer or an operator, you must put all your staff through a mandatory training before any individual is exposed to operate the piece of equipment.

25 June 2017

Purchasing Guide for Steel Construction Products


The use of steel products in the construction industry has steadily increased over the years because they are durable, quick to build with, easy to maintain, and cost-efficient. If you plan to build with steel, making sure you purchase the right steel products is critical to ensure your construction project is successfully executed. Get steel products that are right for your construction job with these purchase tips: Consider your building requirements

2 June 2017

5 Tips to Help You Avoid Mold in Your Cold Room


If you are a researcher or a medical professional who works in a lab, you need a cold room to keep certain materials and substances at temperature. Unfortunately, these spaces can become breeding grounds for mold, and when you're trying to keep your materials safe and your co-workers happy, that is not ideal. To avoid mold in the cold room, check out these tips. 1. Keep an Eye on Condensation

1 May 2017

Boom Lift Versus Scissor Lift: Which One Should You Hire?


If your workers need to be able to reach high, out-of-the-way places, you need a lift. Whether you have a construction crew, a team of window washers or any other employees who work at heights, you may want to consider a scissor lift or a boom. Here's a look at the key similarities and differences between these tools. Platform Size Both boom lifts and scissor lifts have platforms that your workers can stand on.

1 May 2017

Three Maintenance Guidelines for Industrial Vibrating Equipment


Vibrating machines are crucial to bulk material handling processes in numerous industrial and commercial operations. These pieces of equipment increase productivity in the business by preventing blockages and general slow flow of particulate cargo such as powders, cement and flour. Typically, the vibrators are designed to provide long-lasting service in the setup. However, they are not infallible, so they are prone to degradation over time due to standard usage and even external stress.

24 April 2017