Is A Pre-Site Survey Crucial To Crane Hire?

2021-11-01T12:41:59+00:00 November 5th, 2021|Blog|

Is a construction site survey required when you need to use a crane to undertake the lifting of materials, equipment, or sections of a modular building on your construction site? The short answer to this is not always. If, for instance, you are going to be lifting a pallet of bricks or bags of gravel,

How Do I Move Bulky Equipment Indoors?

2021-11-01T12:33:28+00:00 November 1st, 2021|Blog|

How to lift and move a piece of machinery indoors – tools for the job Are you wondering how to move heavy machinery indoors? In the world of heavy lifting, there is one sector that is rarely given a second thought. That is until you need to move that two-ton lathe, five-ton press, or new

The Importance Of Maintaining Cranes

2021-11-01T12:12:23+00:00 October 1st, 2021|Blog|

The Importance Of Maintaining Cranes Over the last 20 years in the UK, 90% of serious crane accidents have been caused by poor crane maintenance, inadequately trained operators or mechanics, or both. In all of these scenarios, crane maintenance had been compromised, leading to equipment failure and the resulting accidents. 25 years building an enviable

Preventing Heat Stress During Crane Hire Operations

2021-08-12T09:24:34+00:00 August 12th, 2021|Blog|

Preventing Heat Stress During Crane Hire Operations Heat stress is a serious health concern, even more so in professions dealing with heavy machinery such as operating cranes. It is important to know how to deal with heat stress, but better to prevent it from happening in the first place. Factors Leading to Heat Stress Heat

The Benefits Of Crane Hire For Your Large Events

2021-09-13T10:44:24+00:00 August 12th, 2021|Blog|

The Benefits Of Crane Hire For Your Large Events As we make our way forwards into summer, the unprecedented events of the last 18 months are slowly being brought under control. Although the risk remains, and the virus is still very much with us, the government is finally reducing most restrictions on all kinds of

Safety Measures To Follow When Using A Demolition Crane

2021-07-21T08:42:04+00:00 June 28th, 2021|Blog|

Safety Measures To Follow When Using A Demolition Crane When it comes to demolition, there are a few main ways a building or structure is taken down. Explosives, mechanically using an excavator, or demolition crane with a wrecking ball attached, or manually. The type of structure to be demolished, materials used in its construction, its

The Safe Operation Of Cranes Near Power Lines

2021-09-13T10:55:08+00:00 June 25th, 2021|Blog|

The Safe Operation Of Cranes Near Power Lines Overhead power cables can be a major hazard when mobile crane operations have to be carried out in their vicinity. In an average year, there are over 400 serious accidents and 20 deaths in the UK caused by construction or agricultural machinery operating close to, or coming

What You Need To Know About ‘Boom Deflection’

2021-06-17T09:43:50+00:00 June 1st, 2021|Blog|

What You Need To Know About ‘Boom Deflection’ We are all familiar with those news clips of large suspension bridges and high-rise buildings swaying during high winds or earth tremors. But did you know this same type of flexibility is also inbuilt in crane booms? The next time you observe a crane lifting a heavy

Uses Of A Crane Outside Of Construction

2021-06-17T09:47:25+00:00 June 1st, 2021|Blog|

Uses Of A Crane Outside Of Construction While the majority of us associate the uses of a crane with building construction, there are a whole range of industries where a crane, or cranes, are an integral part of day to day activities. It is estimated over 100,000 tower cranes operate throughout the world today. If

The Importance Of Wearing The Correct PPE (Even In Summer)

2021-03-09T14:50:45+00:00 May 31st, 2019|Blog|

Some jobs are obviously more dangerous than others. For example, there are more risks associated with the role of an industrial electrician when compared to a retail sales clerk. Why is it important to wear PPE in the workplace? What benefits can these practices provide? Unfortunately, some individuals tend to shirk their responsibilities (particularly if