On some projects, such as earthmoving and road projects, the hire costs of plant and equipment can be significant and improving its productivity can improve the project’s profit.
Poor equipment productivity:
1. can adversely impact the schedule
2. could result in additional equipment having to be brought onto the project
3. causes the available equipment to have to work longer hours
4. impacts on labour productivity by:
a. resulting in operators working longer hours
b. requiring additional operators
c. holding up and delaying other activities and workers
We will look at some reasons for poor equipment productivity in a later post.
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