Lifting operations comprise of a load, which has to be lifted and lowered as well as the handler of the load. The handler may be a person or group of persons, or a machine specifically designed to lift, hold, carry, and put down a heavy item.
The construction industry will not survive without the range of heavy lifting equipment now available in various configurations and lifting capacities. There are great risks involved with manual lifting activities, especially in busy construction sites. Use of lifting equipment is not only more advisable, but also needed in scenarios wherein manual lifting operations prove to be inadequate.
When do you need lifting equipment?
In most instances, lifting equipment is necessary to transport a material from storage to a location where it will be used or processed. The weight of the load varies. There are various types of equipment available to your organisation, and you only have to determine which equipment is best equipped to carry the load. Some of the most common types of loads handled by lifting equipment are sacks and bags, machinery, containers, loose material, and blocks of construction material. Some equipment has permanent fixtures for attachment of the load while others have non-permanent attachments.
What is the most popular lifting equipment used today?
Of the different types of lifting equipment, the crane is one of the most widely used. For construction setting with limited space or project areas which are densely built, lorry crane services are quite in demand. Transportation and lifting by cranes mounted on lorries is an agile and efficient operation in the hands of an experienced contractor. If the drivers are qualified and certified to operate lorry cranes, then your organisation won’t have to face any problems related to lifting equipment operations.
When the need for lifting equipment arises, explore available options near you. Learn about safety standards and operational basics in order to assure the safety and security of the people who will be involved in the project.