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Understanding the Importance of EPZ Grounding for Power Line Safety

On July 13, 2022 | By Kathy Hopper

When working around electrical utility lines or transmission equipment, there is a risk that it will become reenergized. To combat this risk, OSHA requires that an equipotential zone (EPZ) be created at worksites where differences in electric potential are a possibility. To do this, a temporary grounding solution, such as EPZ grounding mats, must be identified and implemented.

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Timber Crane Mats: Why to Consider Them for Your Next Project

On May 27, 2022 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

When you’re selecting access matting for temporary roads and work platforms, one of the most important considerations is the type of equipment that will be using the matting. Heavier equipment requires heavier-duty mats, and when cranes are used, the movement of the machinery must also be taken into consideration. Cranes move heavy loads, and the weight is distributed unevenly. When you have cranes at your job sites, it’s critical to have the right types of access mats.

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Matting 101: From Mat Selection to Removal, We’ve Got You Covered

On May 13, 2022 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

If you have never been responsible for selecting, installing, and removing access mats, it’s easy to assume that the process is simple. The reality is that it requires a certain level of knowledge and experience to ensure safe site access while protecting the surrounding environment. Even if you have used access mats on previous projects and are familiar with the options, each site is unique and should be independently assessed before selecting mats.

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How to Reduce Environmental Impact by Using the Right Ground Protection Mats

On April 29, 2022 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

Ground protection mats provide many benefits to project managers and owners—safety and efficiency, to name just two. But they also benefit another important stakeholder: the environment.

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Temporary Road Mat FAQs: Your Top Questions Answered

On April 22, 2022 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

Temporary road mats are used for site access in a wide range of industries, from construction to pipelines to utilities. Understanding when you need them and which ones to use is critical for project success. If you’re exploring temporary road mats as a potential solution for your project, get answers to your top questions below.

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Selecting the Right Construction Mats to Handle Heavy Equipment on Your Next Pipeline Project

On April 20, 2022 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

A successful pipeline project depends on safely getting large and heavy equipment to the site. If the pipeline is hundreds of miles long, or even just a few dozen miles, this is no small feat. Using heavy equipment construction mats is essential for transporting people and equipment over varied terrain with minimal impact on the ground below.

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Steps to Take Before Building Access Roads on Swampy Land

On April 13, 2022 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

Transporting heavy equipment to remote locations for construction or maintenance sometimes requires traversing delicate forested wetlands. These environmentally sensitive areas present both logistical and regulatory challenges that must be overcome for safe project completion and environmental compliance.

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What to Know About Construction Access Solutions for Your Next Pipeline Project

On April 6, 2022 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

Pipeline projects are major undertakings that often impact multiple landowners across a range of topographies over many miles. Access planning for these types of projects requires skill, experience, and knowledge of all the materials, equipment, and strategies that might be employed at every stage. Understanding potential construction access solutions is critical for project success.

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How to Overcome Challenges in Powerline Construction Projects on Protected Land

On March 2, 2022 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

Environmental regulations are often put in place to protect wildlife, plantlife, and surrounding habitats. What happens when these protections intersect with powerline construction projects? Keeping powerlines operational requires occasional access for maintenance and repairs. When the only right of way is through protected land, utility companies need viable solutions that provide safe access and minimize the environmental impact at the same time.

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What to Look for in Site Preparation Services Vendors

On February 23, 2022 | By The YAK ACCESS TEAM

One key step in any construction project is preparing the site. This must happen before any type of construction begins in order to ensure that the ground is level and ready for building. Although every site is unique and will require different steps, there are some typical site preparation processes that you can expect for most construction projects.

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