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Top 10 Construction Crane Facts

2020-12-23T10:45:19+00:00 December 23rd, 2020|Uncategorised|

Top 10 Construction Crane Facts At Emerson Crane Hire we don’t just work with cranes, we eat, sleep, and breathe them. Sound a little melodramatic? Maybe so, but each crane is a unique piece of machinery designed to do a specific job, and we take pride in knowing them inside out. Interested in finding out

How To Boost Productivity With The Right Lifting Equipment

2020-12-23T10:24:23+00:00 December 23rd, 2020|Uncategorised|

How To Boost Productivity With The Right Lifting Equipment If you have a new construction project coming up, one where the need for heavy lifting equipment is spread throughout the whole construction programme, a little pre-planning can go a long way to improving your site’s construction efficiency and productivity. Plan Your Lift Requirements In an

Operating a Crane in Extreme Weather Conditions

2020-12-07T16:20:57+00:00 October 30th, 2020|Uncategorised|

Operating a Crane in Extreme Weather Conditions It wasn’t so many years ago that ‘extreme’ weather only seemed to affect other countries. Certainly in the UK, we would suffer bouts of heavy rain, and some flooding would occur, or loud thunder and lightning would move across the country, as a storm front passed through. But

Crane Terminology

2020-10-30T10:21:34+00:00 September 25th, 2020|Uncategorised|

Crane Terminology Cranes are invaluable tools in the world of construction, saving time, effort, and helping to improve the safety of work sites. As with many specialist areas, cranes come with terms and abbreviations. Shortcuts in technical language help workers to better understand each other and to act faster. When you are new to cranes,

Four Advantages of Mobile Cranes

2020-10-30T09:57:42+00:00 September 25th, 2020|Uncategorised|

Four Advantages of Mobile Cranes The decision to use a mobile crane, rather than a tower crane, is more complex than looking at the cost of renting it. A mobile crane can offer a range of features that make them superior to other forms of lifting machine. Tower cranes are difficult to move, they take

How Temperature Is Affecting Your Crane

2020-09-25T08:50:31+00:00 August 29th, 2020|Uncategorised|

How Temperature Is Affecting Your Crane Extreme temperature and weather conditions can have a significant impact on cranes or hoist equipment and their safety. Therefore when it comes to selecting cranes it is important to choose a reliable and high-quality service provider that will meet your needs despite the weather conditions. Cranes need to be

How Warmer Temperatures Can Affect Crane Safety

2020-08-17T15:27:02+00:00 July 31st, 2020|Uncategorised|

How Warmer Temperatures Can Affect Crane Safety Twenty years ago, poor weather and construction hold-ups would have been all about damp tarpaulins, machinery not working, and frozen materials. Weeks of sub-zero temperatures when the country ground to a halt, and construction employees, and site machinery were parked up unable to work. Now, the need for

Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Crane Hire Service Providers

2021-02-18T14:42:29+00:00 July 3rd, 2020|Uncategorised|

Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Crane Hire Service Providers In the decade 2000-2010, 9 workers were killed, and 25 seriously injured in a total of over 60 serious accidents involving crane operations in the UK. Although tower cranes were heavily involved, and safety was tightened up by the Health and Safety Executive, serious accidents continue

Precautions to Take When Working at Height in the Summer

2020-07-03T10:43:57+00:00 July 3rd, 2020|Uncategorised|

Precautions to Take When Working at Height in the Summer The majority of construction workers eagerly anticipate the warm months of summer. This primarily arises from the fact that they will no longer be exposed to extremely cold temperatures and similar conditions. However, we need to keep in mind that safety precautions while working at