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Behind the Scenes of a Successful Crane Lift

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130t Liebherr Mobile Crane Pool Lift

Performing a successful crane lift depends on a variety of issues – from planning and research of the lift to the knowledge and skill of those involved. Needless to say it is not something to be taken on lightly. Read on to find out how Membrey’s assist successful crane lifts.

Planning

Meticulous planning is essential to the success of any crane lift and therefore every aspect of the lift needs to be carefully considered. This includes the location of the lift, the weight of the object being lifted, and what type of crane is to be used. Careful planning of the route used during transportation and how the object is going to be situated at the end of the journey also need to be considered.
Crane lifts require expertise and careful planning beforehand to reduce the risk of any costly mistakes being made. Carefully planning each stage of the lift also ensures that each member of the team knows exactly what their role is and when they will be needed – this makes the whole process run smoothly and efficiently.

Permission

Depending on where exactly the lift is taking place and what route is going to be used for the transportation, you may require permission from local authorities or Vic Roads for the lift to take place as roads and access may need to be limited in the area. If permission is needed then it should be applied for in plenty of time to ensure that there are not going to be any hold ups for the project.

Routes

If your crane lift project requires transportation of the lifted object then the most accessible route to the destination needs to be researched thoroughly. If your load is very wide you will need to take the widest roads possible to your destination and Membrey’s will transport the goods safely. Traffic and road works should also be taken into account as they could have an adverse effect on the ability of your load to be transported.

Safety

Crane lifts can be very dangerous projects and there are many safety aspects to be considered during the lift and transportation. Conducting a thorough risk assessment of every stage of the lift is essential in highlighting the highest risk elements of the lift and allows you to take steps to ensure no harm comes to the lift team or members of the public.


What It Takes to Transport Oversize Loads

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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:

Reversing

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.
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Transport

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.
transporting oversize loads

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.