All posts by Ellie Chippindall

Time is Money

How precious is time to you? Begin the project and then complete it with your best foot forward.   Time wasted = Money wasted   Think about your hire process. Are you able to calculate what you are spending for every …

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Harvey Norman Vs The Good Guys

YES! Customer Service Still Beats Price

After a recent experience at two competing retail stores giving me such a vastly different experience to the point of never wanting to return to one store, I feel compelled to share the experience and show how much customer service …

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Masters By The Numbers

Masters Home Improvement was an Australian home improvement chain operated by retailer Woolworths Limited. This line of chain stores challenged the market leader,  Bunnings Warehouse, head on! This sparked a rivalry that parent company Woolworths Limited could not financially sustain, …

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How Branded Construction Workwear Can Help your Business

There’s a certain image that people associate with a “construction worker.” Think hard hat, steel-capped boots, tools and protective gear. However, that “brand” places your employees in a pool of over 1.1 million individuals working in construction in Australia. This provides …

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The Right Kind of Boom Lift For the Job

With the massive range of boom lifts on offer at Duralift, there’s a suitable model for almost any use. The key to selecting the right boom lift is taking into account all of your needs, as well as your specific …

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Overlooking Safety when Working at Height

Will overlooking your safety while working at height cost you a life? Every time a construction worker is on a job site they will face health and safety risks. Most of the time safety rules and regulations are followed and respected, …

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Scissor lifts Vs Ladders

Even though we are biased, and feel that access equipment such as scissor lifts and boom lifts are usually the safest and most productive method of working at height, we will admit that sometimes a ladder may be appropriate. http://www.vertikal.net/en/news/story/26154/ …

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BREAKING NEWS: Man killed on Melbourne Construction Site

A WORKER in his 50s has died after falling at a construction site in Melbourne’s CBD yesterday afternoon. The sub-contractor was working for Stilcon at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre Expansion project in South Wharf when he fell from a boom lift …

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Athena scissor lift

What? You haven’t heard of the Athena?

Have you seen all the hype surrounding the Athena bi-levelling scissor lift recently but wondering exactly what the machine does? Or maybe you have been on Mars the past few months and haven’t heard of this little beauty? Then this …

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Why Hiring is Cost Effective

People sometimes assume that when it comes to access equipment, their best option is to buy the machines outright even though it might be easier to hire them. The choice of whether to hire, hire-to-buy or buy depends on the individual project needs and circumstances, but it’s …

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Reaching Higher Expectations

Reaching Higher Expectations – What does it mean and why should I care? High expectations is something most of us would associate with school. The discipline of achieving scores and completing a curriculum (the expectations) often set by our school, …

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AWP vs MEWP vs EWP – What Does it All Mean?

You may have heard of various names for access equipment, be it elevated work platforms, mobile elevating work platforms, ariel work platforms or even a hydraulic-powered lift. Confusing right? Why can’t they just have one simple name? Well, the answer for …

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Don’t Operate a Scissor Lift Whilst Drunk

You may or may not have come across the all too infamous video of Steve operating a scissor lift whilst drunk, either way, although it is hilariously entertaining there is a lesson to learn. The lesson is simple, and the …

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14 Inbound Marketing Tips for Construction Companies

So What is Inbound Marketing? HubSpot’s definition is: “Inbound marketing focuses on creating quality content that pulls people toward your company and product, where they naturally want to be. By aligning the content you publish with your customer’s interests, you …

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How to De-stress at Work

Workplace stress is on the rise, impacting a growing number of people at all stages of their working lives. Although it’s natural for work to leave you a little stressed, if you’re a frazzled mess from nine to five, it’s …

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Construction Technology

How Technology is Changing Construction

Technology is helping to improve a number of different industries, and the construction industry is no exception. When equipped with the right technology, construction companies across the globe are able to work safely and more efficiently. Is this innovation going …

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Importance of Quality Site Assessments

To ensure a successful completion of your construction project, you need to make the right decisions from the start. Duralift’s EWP site assessment offers you accurate evaluations of site-specific issues to help you optimize the correct equipment for your site and ensure …

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6 steps to avoiding the cashflow gap

Construction can be a hard game when it comes to cash flow and being paid on time and in full. Cash flow is important for the survival of your business and to ensure you win new projects, have the ability to buy …

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Time is always moving forward

  How often do you consider the fact that time is always moving forward? As I was going through my inbox this morning and trudging through the usual morning routine of sorting, filing and prioritizing I realised how easily it is …

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Duralift In Action

You may remember we held an Easter Photo Competition Challenge recently? Well, check out this video to see the winning shot and be inspired by watching Duralift in Action…. Thanks to all those that submitted photos, it was also an inspiration …

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Construction Success

5 Success Factors for Construction Firms

Since the economy’s slow improvement, the construction industry has seen growth as well. The issue, however, is the growth is mixed. Some companies are benefiting from the economic environment, while others are still being trampled by the lasting effects of …

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Take it from our rave reviews…

No Regrets when hiring from Duralift… We have received plenty of rave reviews over our time of operation here at Duralift, so we thought we would share a couple with you… Want to prove it for yourself? Call Duralift today to …

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Should Scissor Lifts Have Been Banned?

For those of you who missed it, Scissor lifts are no longer operational on the Adelaide Hospital job site. Period. Here’s a rundown on the facts…. Steven Wyatt, 63, was killed on Saturday at 3.05pm after his body became trapped …

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Man airlifted after ladder fall

Falls from ladders can have devastating consequences. According to SafeWork SA, ladders should only be used if there is no other reasonably practicable alternative, such as scaffolding or an elevating work platform. A man has been airlifted to Royal North …

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Achieving Sales Success

While there is no formula that guarantees sales success, repeating these solid strategies will yield consistent results. Selling construction services can be simple: Develop a winning selling system that beats your competition on a regular basis. In order to build …

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5 Tips for Your Safety on a Forklift

Forklifts are wonderful inventions. They have the ability to streamline all material handling processes, they can help your business move and store heavy items with safety and ease, and they can be used in many different applications. In fact, forklifts have an immense value …

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A little fan of scissor lifts!

This week we are sharing with you an adorable video from a little scissor lift fan. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did… Do you like your job on a scissor lift as much as this little …

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Successful Business Checklist

Successful Business Checklist

Which category does your business fall into based on these checklists? Most construction business owners have the same goal. They all want to grow, earn high profit margins, retain great customers, be organized and in control, have a responsible management …

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LiftPod Enhances Safety of Elevated Work

As director of environmental health and safety at Ringling College of Art and Design, Carl Powell identifies risks associated with work performed on campus and takes steps to prevent those risks from contributing to accidents. In this line of work, …

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Safety warning: Worker falls fatally in Geelong

A worker has fallen fatally while removing a down-pipe from a house at Hamlyn Heights in Geelong on Thursday. The 42-year-old man was working from a ladder when the incident happened. He died at the scene. This incident is the sixth …

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4 Steps to win more high-margin work

Most contractors think that their reputations for quality work and exceptional service should lead to many referrals and plenty of work. Many don’t have a budget for marketing or sales, while others don’t consider customer relationships important enough to develop a …

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Cost vs Quality in Construction

Last week I was reminded of something I’ve seen over and over through my years in business. Cost is important, but so is quality. We also need to consider the person we are dealing with before making a decision; not necessarily the company they work …

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National Safe Work Month

Why workplace health and safety is important

Did you know the highest injury fatalities in the construction industry come from falling at heights? Good work design not only improves the physical and metal health and safety of workers, but also increases their satisfaction and productivity. National Safe Work …

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HIRE OR BUY CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

Should I Hire or Buy Construction Equipment?

In the world of construction, a man is only as good as his tools and the various types of construction equipment are the most important tools on the job-site. Forklifts, diggers, bulldozers, boom lifts, scissor lifts, and even attachments like digger buckets …

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Great Service is a choice

How do you choose to serve your customers? At Duralift we serve like eagles….let me explain that to you: Great Service is a Choice from The Simple Truths of Service by Ken Blanchard and Barbara Glanz No one can make …

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Scaffolding vs Scissor lifts

The battle of: Scaffolding vs. Scissor Lifts Many jobs that require working at-height , especially in construction, still rely on traditional scaffolding. For many of these jobs, a scissor lift or two or three would be cheaper and safer. Here’s why: …

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A split second decision

Are you wearing your PPE? Duralift provides PPE free of charge with every hire – this is why. We don’t want our customers in this situation… Russ is a work-related paraplegic as a result of making the split second decision not …

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Construction Work Accidents – Are you at risk?

Whilst the Australian construction industry continues to see continual growth, with the number of workers in the industry growing by 33% over the last 11 years, it still remains a high-risk industry to be in. ARE YOU AT RISK OF A WORK ACCIDENT?

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Duralift celebrates new equipment purchases

The chilling cold and soaking rain held off for the event held at Duralift on the 14th July in which Duralift celebrates their new equipment purchases. We had the privilege of hosting MP for Casey, Mr Tony Smith, and MP for Deakin, Mr Michael …

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Are you complying with Australian Standards?

Are you using a machine or thinking of purchasing a machine out of compliance? Here is some tips and advice to make sure you are complying with Australian Standards. ROUTINE INSPECTION (90 DAY) Routine inspection and maintenance shall be based …

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Follow Duralift on LinkedIn

  Like what you see on our website? Well take a look at our LinkedIn page, its packed with industry news, amazing images and latest jobs offers. We will make your LinkedIn timeline that little bit more interesting. So click HERE to Follow us …

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