At Preston Rentals, safety isn’t just a priority, it’s a core value of our business. We pride ourselves on presenting the highest quality products and services, taking great care to adhere to the safety regulations in each province. This is reflected in the rigorous processes we undertake to determine the safety of our SuperDecks before they go out for rent, while they’re being used on site, and when they are returned. These safe work procedures include thorough inspections and testing of our equipment, on site orientation to teach proper usage, as well as regular maintenance and replacement of parts when required.
In this article, we provide an overview of the safety processes involved in ensuring our SuperDeck® fleet not only meets but exceeds regulatory requirements.
A detailed inspection is undertaken before a SuperDeck® is determined to be ready to go to a new client. A pre-delivery checklist is followed for quality assurance. All parts of the SuperDeck® are inspected to ensure they work correctly, from the doors and side panels right down to identifying if the bolts and nuts show signs of wear or corrosion. Any required maintenance is then undertaken, followed by cleaning as well as repainting if needed.
Before delivering the SuperDeck® to our client, any optional testing that’s been requested is performed. We offer our clients the option of non-destructive testing (NDT). NDT is carried out by an independent engineering company to evaluate the structural integrity and properties of the deck’s material and components.
Once the deck is on site, Preston Rentals’ staff then perform a safe work procedure orientation for the client. This is to ensure all personnel know how to safely use the SuperDeck®, including correct installation, lifting, and relocation or removal procedures.
Our thorough safe work procedure was developed in accordance with WCB and CSA standards. Possible hazards and risks are outlined for each step involved in using our SuperDeck®, with safety control measures detailed.
The installation procedure varies depending on province. In British Colombia, to install the SuperDeck® into a building, a client site structural or temporary works engineer must provide design drawings and give approval. If the client doesn’t have their own engineer, we offer the engineering as a package. Once approval is given, Preston Rentals staff (or certified members of the client’s team) then complete safe installation into the building by following the Preston Rentals safe work procedure.
A Preston Rentals staff member carries out a site safety inspection before putting the SuperDeck® into service. We then provide a copy of this site safety checklist to the client so they can ensure proper usage of the SuperDeck® throughout their rental period, particularly if they will be moving the deck.
Preston Rentals staff will return to a client’s site and perform quality inspections at random intervals. A site safety inspection is performed again, with any recommendations implemented by the client.
When a SuperDeck® is returned to us, another inspection is carried out. As with the pre-delivery inspection, a detailed checklist is followed for quality assurance. A staff member goes over the structure of the deck, checking for any damage or missing parts. This is rectified before the SuperDeck® is deemed ready for rent again.
Preston Rentals has SuperDecks available in a range of different sizes. If you have any questions about our SuperDecks, or the other specialised equipment we have for rent, speak to one of friendly staff on 604 817 DECK (3325), or visit our website: https://www.prestonrentalsgroup.ca/