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Ensuring a project stays on time, under budget, and safe is an expansive undertaking, whether for construction, civil infrastructure, or other general jobs. General contractors are responsible for managing all these aspects and scheduling the right people to work at the right time. That takes developing a reasonable amount of knowledge about various skills and disciplines.

Construction is a year-round affair, meaning crews and machines are often required to work through less than ideal conditions. However, inclement weather can exponentially increase the risk of damage or injury on work sites. Knowing how to operate cranes through adverse weather safely and when to halt operations is key to maintaining a safe work site and protecting your investments.

Very few maintenance and construction jobs lack the requirement for personnel to access out-of-reach areas safely. From home construction and power poll repairs to cell phone tower maintenance, workers, tools, and other supplies need to be lifted safely for work to occur. But different jobs require different tools, and lifting personnel is no exception.

Construction sites are inherently dangerous places to work; when you add in power lines and cranes, that danger only increases. Of the hundreds of on-site fatalities every year, according to OSHA, nearly a third are from electrocution.