Guidelines of Heavy Machinery Lifting Equipments

March 8, 2020 by: joma12

In the world of manufacturing and industry, the use of heavy machinery is sometimes vital for certain aspects of the production process. This enables us to create products that otherwise would take an enormous workforce to handle. The problem we have is the movement and location of such machinery and the purchase of heavy lifting equipment and cranes. This poses great risks and needs to be done in a way that causes the minimum downtime to the business process. Most businesses do not have the man power to carry out such moves, if they did, in order to adhere to the very strict health and safety guidelines in place to protect the employees, would cost and absolute fortune.

This is when it is prudent to employ the services of a professional heavy lifting professional. They will undoubtedly come with their own team of experts and provide all heavy lifting equipment that have been checked, certified and signed off at regular intervals.

Heavy lifting specialists have immediate access to a whole host of lifting equipment and carry out extensive risk assessments to ensure that the operation goes smoothly and without danger of accident and injury. They will also have the correct insurance policies in place which will cover all employees involved in the lifting process along with client property and buildings. Again, it would simply be unfeasible for the client to cover the costs of these policies for a one off move.

So, what heavy lifting equipment can you expect them to bring with them? Here is a small list of available equipment that they might employ to carry out your heavy lfit.

Gantry systems, these can lift anywhere between 2 tons to 550 tons.
Forklifts, these can carry anywhere between 1 ton to 30 tons. Telescopic boom trucks, these have an astonishing reach of 17 metres. small cranes can move up to 20 tons Large heavy duty cranes can lift a huge 1000 tons of weight. They will also bring with them an assortment of additional lifting accessories.

So, let’s just recap on why the services of a professional heavy lifting specialist should always be employed. They have all required insurances in place to protect themselves, the client and the public. They will provide all heavy lifting equipment and heavy lifting cranes They adhere to very, very strict protocol to ensure the safe removal and relocation of heavy machinery and plant. They will carry out a full risk assessment and project procedure before commencement of works.

Employing such a contractor will enable you, the client to concentrate on the running of your business without the added stress of carrying out the move. Heavy lifting contractors are in work round the clock to move, relocate and remove the heavy industrial machinery that is in use daily. So, next time you see some large industrial machinery working away in production, you’ll know how they did it.

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