Safe Handling

Safe Handling

One of the biggest considerations and problems facing planning and operational personnel on the ground is how to handle and move large and heavy items like containers and road plates on site safely.

Consideration must be given to accessing, lifting, connecting tackle too, deploying and manual handling issues. So whenever we engage with you about a new enquiry, these factors are foremost in our minds and we will proactively work with to ensure we provide a solution with equipment and procedures that comply with your particular site issues.

If you don't find the specific issue you're dealing with in the following articles, please do contact us, as we are always interested in solving a new problem.

SALLY Lifter

The SALLY (Swivel Action Lock and Lift Yolk) is far and away the best way to handle road plates. Originally fitted to heavy duty and special versions, their winning features means they are being taken up in the general plate stocks of the national hire fleets. They are ultra simple to use, reliable and cost…

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SALLY Plugs

Our SALLY plates have a small matchbox sized hole in the centre that in some scenarios may require closing off when not in use. We have disposal SALLY Plugs that offer a neat solution to the issue that can be safely removed when lifting is required. Specification sheet

ISO/Container Lifting Lug (Preston Shoe)

These are purpose designed and drop forged from high grade steel. They can quickly and safely deployed to lift items that have ISO corner irons/holes, built into them Crucially, when connected to lower lifting holes, they eliminate the risk of working at height when connecting or disconnecting from the crane, as they are only at…

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Block Lifting Clutch

There is an excellent range of pre-formed concrete block/modular elements on the market today. Often referred to as ‘Lego blocks’ – ‘Legato Blocks’ or ‘Kelly Blocks’. Our HIAB Lorries like ours can be used to erect, dismantle or reconfigure all sorts of semi-permanent concrete structures. Ideally suited to assemble loading bays, retaining walls and coffer-dams…

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Milton Lifting Pins

Originally made and used to safely lift reinforced concrete drain and sewer components, they have found their way into other areas of the industry with similar lifting issues. Now widely used for lifting and spotting TVCB (Temporary Vehicle Crash Barriers) with a Lorry Mounted Crane (LMC/LLC). Specification sheet

Threaded Wire Lifting Loop

Compact and versatile, any crane or handling operation worth their salt will have a set, us included of course! Requiring only a threaded hole/socket to engage, means that all sorts of manufacturers are using them in items as varied as TVCB’s to roadplates. Specification sheet

Edge protection and Body Access

In order to protect drivers, operators and site staff from the hazards of working at height when loading and unloading equipment from our trucks and trailers they are all equipped with ‘Edge protection’ (sometimes known as a ‘boxing ring’). In addition, safety access steps with grab rails are also fitted. Specification sheet

Block grabs

To enable the quick and safe shipment of block configuration loads such as TVCB’s a range of special grabs and block handlers are available. Specification sheet

Spreader beams

The correct way to lift accommodation or office units to avoid damage or incident often involves the use of spreader beams in the rig. Their function is to position the lifting tackle by way of bracing lateral movement. This is adjusted by lengthening or shortening the beams to suit. In addition, some of our really…

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Fully rotating threaded lifting eyes

Available in a range of threads with corresponding SWL these replace and are an wholesale improvement on the static threaded eyes by virtue of their non directional load ratings. The M24 versions are often part of accommodation/office unit lifting procedures as the threaded sections are made into the fabric of the structure. Others sizes can…

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