A key factor when considering the transportation of oversized loads is Safety and it’s an area you should never enter into without experience.
What the public may not be aware of is the amount of Health and Safety issues that are involved with the hauling of oversized loads, and below you’ll find some of the most important ones:
It may sound trivial but around a quarter of all deaths involving vehicles at work are caused by reversing – especially when transporting large loads – and this is down to reduced visibility. Routes and sites need to be planned in a minute and specific way to minimise the necessity for reversing, and drivers should always be fully trained in transporting oversized cargo.
Loading and unloading
There is a heightened risk during the actual loading and unloading phase of materials, particularly where weight or size present a distinct challenge.
To minimise this risk, information should be readily available as how to safely secure the load, and special consideration as to the type of loading equipment should be given.
At Membrey’s, we have a variety of mobile cranes, forklifts, lifting gear and trailers to assist with relocation of oversized equipment.
The vehicle you choose for an oversized load requires consideration. There is a serious risk of damage to trucks that are loaded incorrectly, or overloaded, and the importance of finding a truck to suit your needs should never be underplayed.
Here at Membrey’s we have you covered, offering a variety of heavy haulage services such as extendable and steerable trailers which are capable of carrying loads of 44 metres long.
In addition to this, we offer platform trailers, tank and vessel carriers and can even provide custom built transport where needed – minimising the risk of damage and any safety risks at the same time.
Risk to people and the environment
Membrey’s have been operating for over 50 years, so we fully understand just how serious heavy haulage is. With these decades of invaluable experience we have developed and honed our extensive knowledge of the market, and believe we are capable of transporting any oversized loads throughout Australia.
We are committed to maintaining the health and safety our employees and the community and with our knowledge, and innovative range of solutions for oversized cargo, we can move your cargo safely, securely, and with the minimum of risk.