Driving a forklift or operating a crane are specialised skills. As with anything that requires trained-in skills, being shown how to do something at the start, can save you a lot of time and the frustration that comes with having to work things out yourself from scratch.
Quite a number of people who are interested in environmentally-friendly housing are also the type of people who like to do things themselves. This is often a good thing, as when you work on your own property you tend to take more care with detail and making sure that the final product is perfect.
But when it comes to constructing large things like buildings and using heavy machinery, it’s important to be trained, both to operate the machines efficiently and as a safety measure.
Most professional builders and industry workers get certified at approved training schools around the country, like HPOTS Training, but individuals can just as easily sign up for and take a course too. It’s well worth spending the time to do this before tackling a large job with unfamiliar tools.