Strapping machines are frequently used in warehouse environments to strap together items that are being shipped to another location. The purpose is to prevent the shipped items from coming loose from their shipping pallets and becoming damaged. There is also the fact that strapping machines strap together materials so that they don’t fall over and injure others. This too can be said for the construction industry, being that construction workers are always working around stacks of 2×4 beams and sheets of wood and metal.
Think about all of the materials that you see at a construction site. Many of them are dangerous to be around because one wrong move could cause them all to tumble. The materials would become damaged and someone could become seriously hurt. As a matter of fact, there are reports on occasion that someone was seriously injured at a construction site due to materials that were not stable. Had the materials been strapped together by a strapping machine, the incident may have happened. But it is not at all uncommon for a construction company or foreman to not realize the importance of a strapping machine on site. It is a tool that is heavily associated with shipping.
The effectiveness of a strapping machine in construction
It is true that there may be a stack of floor boards being worked with and they cannot be secured each time a worker removes one from the stack. However, they can be secured when the workers are finished working from the stack during the day. While working with it, they just need to be very careful to ensure the boards do not fall.
It is important that the boards are strapped after hours because anything can occur once everyone is gone for the day. Thieves may decide to check out the premises in the dark and begin climbing on unsecured materials. If this happens, they will become injured. Children may decide they want to have an adventure and enter the site when you`re gone. Kids will be kids sometimes and do things that they’re not supposed to do all for the sake of excitement. By having the materials secured, you are ensuring that any unexpected guests do not become injured no matter how malicious their intentions may be while they’re there.
Using a strapping machine can also prevent theft of materials. Many thieves do not expect the materials to be secured. They expect to see stacks loose and will slip one off the top thinking that no one is going to notice. When they realize that the materials are strapped, they are going to be less likely to steal. They’ve been there once, so it is unlikely that they’re going to leave to get cutters and then come back. That increases their chances of getting caught.
The liability of the business
Strapping machines can reduce the overall liability of the business. That means fewer injuries, less thievery, and less damage to the materials when they are secured. This actually saves the construction project money. Yes, the strapping machine has to be purchased, but it is going to more than pay for itself in a very short period of time. This makes a strapping machine a very valuable asset to any construction project in more ways than just one. These machines are not just for shipping warehouses anymore. They’re for any business handling large quantities of dangerous materials or who wants to protect their bottom line. Protect that bottom line through every construction job taken on and it is almost like having a goldmine because the lack of additional and unnecessary costs will reduce significantly.