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Essential Equipment for Construction Workers

two construction workers with hard hats | Essential Equipment for Construction Workers | Adrian Steel Whether you work in residential or commercial construction, the equipment you use makes all the difference in the quality of your work. Adrian Steel has a comprehensive list of the top five the equipment all construction workers need to get the job done right.


Essential Equipment for Construction Workers

Heavy Duty Equipment

Construction workers are frequently required to lift and move materials too large to be handled by human effort alone. This is where heavy-duty equipment comes in. These tools are some of the most effective and necessary in the construction workers’ arsenal. Cranes, bulldozers, pipe layers, and crawler loaders are just a few pieces of equipment for construction workers that make all that heavy-lifting a breeze. 


Air Compressor

Two-stage air compressors make life easier for construction workers. Having the power of compressed air behind basic tools increases productivity and conserves worker energy. Air compressors are often used in conjunction with pneumatic tools such as:

  • Nail guns
  • Sanders
  • Staplers
  • Spray Guns

Safety Equipment

Finally, don’t forget the importance of safety equipment. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction work is one of the top 10 most dangerous jobs in the country, making proper safety equipment usage extremely important. Key pieces of safety equipment that should be used at all times include hard hats, steel toe boots, protective glasses, safety goggles, and high visibility jackets or vests.


Hand Tools

Although much of the equipment used in construction is large and expensive, smaller hand tools are still a vital part of the job. The most commonly used construction tools are:

  • Hammer
  • Screw Driver
  • Pliers
  • Electric Drills
  • Screw Guns

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While there are other tools and pieces of equipment both large and small that are used in the construction industry, one of the most important pieces of equipment is your cargo vehicle. Adrian Steel offers the General Contractor upfit package available through our extensive network of distributors located across the United States and Canada. Find a distributor near you to get started crafting the perfect upfit for your needs!


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