Inland marine exposures centre on the items being transported to and from the job site. Carpentry equipment is not bulky, but if woodworking is done at the shop and then transported, there can be a significant exposure. Also, if there is lumber storage and transport, there can be oversized loads. Lumber tends to shift so training in proper loading and tie down is vital. Further equipment exposures develop from the actual use during construction. Is the equipment being used as it was designed to be used? Is the equipment’s load capacity routinely exceeded?
Equipment may be subject to drop and fall from heights or being struck by other vehicles. If equipment and supplies are left at job sites, what types of crime and vandalism protection are in place? What controls are used?