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Industrial cranes have become indispensable

Cranes have become indispensable in industries such as construction and shipping and when used properly, are great tools. However, every week there are stories in the press regarding accidents involving cranes. Safety is paramount and operators must be correctly trained … Continue reading

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There is a huge choice of mechanical cranes

Cranes are a common sight these days but have you ever wondered about the different types? There are so many different cranes which are capable of lifting quite incredible loads. Some are mobile and some are fixed but one thing … Continue reading

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Keeping safe with lifting equipment

Lifting heavy equipment or objects is made possible with the use of cranes, hoists and winches. This equipment is regulated by the Lifting Operations and Lifting EquipmentRegulations or LOLER. This legislation is in place to make sure that the lifting … Continue reading

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Lifting equipment must be used with care

Lifting equipment is used to describe equipment or machinery that lifts or manoeuvres loads to other locations. Any lifting equipment must be properly maintained and certified and operators must be correctly trained in their use. One of the most common … Continue reading

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Do not endanger your operators license

Lifting equipment such as cranes, are used for lifting and lowering of heavy loads. Equipment of this nature must always be in good condition so that it is safe to use. The requirements are listed in the Use of Work … Continue reading

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Material handling has changed

Traditional material handling systems included trolleys, conveyors, forklifts and overhead travelling cranes. They were primarily mechanized devices and a large amount of manual intervention was required. These traditional systems had limitations such as low speed and handling problems including scratching, … Continue reading

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