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Loader Crane Blog

Lorry loader cranes are an essential heavy material transport vehicle which can pick up and carry items to different locations over large distances. Sometimes referred to as a Hiab, truck mounted crane or hydraulic lorry loader, the lorry loader crane is an extremely popular heavy materials transport vehicle due to being versatile, fast and user friendly. They require no counter weight swing and have low ground bearing pressures.

Lorry loaders have a crane behind the cab or at the rear of the vehicle. The crane on a truck loader crane is only designed for lifting items on and off the truck itself. Some examples of how lorry loader cranes are used include loading bricks and timber for building sites, recovering broken vehicles and machinery and/or removal of bulk scrap materials.

All lifting operations are potentially hazardous and should be planned to make sure that they are carried out safely and that all foreseeable risks have been taken into account and effectively controlled. Poor planning is one of the major causes of accidents arising from lifting operations.

Stay up to date with all of the latest industry and legislative news relating to the safety and maintenance of workplace equipment.

We will post blogs relating to HSE prosecutions and HSE accident statistics, safety initiatives and topical events relating to equipment safety and the consequences of failing to maintain equipment at work across a wide range of industries – from farming to construction, warehousing to transport and logistics. In addition we will highlight how our Good to Go Safety inspection systems could help to improve workplace safety and help your company to reduce maintenance costs while complying with key statutory legislations such as PUWER, LOLER and WAHR.

A Roadworthiness challenge for Fleet Managers
A Roadworthiness challenge for Fleet Managers
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A recent global report generated from Good to Go Safety’s TakeAIM pre-use checking app, showed that one in a hundred fleet vehicles had a fault so serious that the vehicle had to be immediately removed from service until fixed. Had these vehicles been driven, it could have resulted in a breakdown and/or a collision. There are 5.4 million fleet assets on British roads. If that 1% of vehicles which were not roadworthy is extrapolated to the whole fleet, this means 54,000 fleet vehicles on any g...


How to save time and money with effective equipment maintenance
How to save time and money with effective equipment maintenance
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On average, predictive maintenance increases productivity by 25%, reduces breakdowns by 70% and lowers maintenance costs by 25%. Depending on the type of assets, costs and technical sophistication, a broad spectrum of maintenance strategies should be applied. One failing machine may halt the whole production process. Poor maintenance strategies can reduce the overall productive capacity of a plant by 5 to 20 percent. “Predictive maintenance increases equipment uptime by 10 to 20% while re...


The importance of workplace site assessments
The importance of workplace site assessments
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A farm has been fined £60,000 following the death of a 43-year-old father-of-three who was electrocuted on the 13th May 2021 by a power line. Patrick Rice was unloading stone when the hydraulic arm of the dumper truck came into contact with 11kV overhead power lines at VB Farms LLP's in Devon. A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation into the incident found VB Farms LLP failed to carry out an assessment of how the work could be completed safely and did not consider the dangers in...


What can you inspect with TakeAIM?
What can you inspect with TakeAIM?
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TakeAIM is supplied with a number of pre-installed checklists for the most popular equipment types used for work. If TakeAIMs range of pre-loaded inspections don't have the equipment type you require, you can create your own equipment type on the TakeAIM dashboard. This enables you to create inspections, and ask the detailed question required for even the most unique piece of workplace equipment. If you'd like to see the equipment types available, plus what is included on each checklist you c...


Road Safety Week begins next week
Road Safety Week begins next week
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Every year, Road Safety Week 2022 sees thousands of schools, businesses and communities involved. The theme of Road Safety Week 2022 is SAFE ROADS FOR ALL, bringing together communities, businesses and professionals to shout out for everyone's right to make safe journeys on every road. Those involved in Road Safety Week share important information, raise awareness and help raise funds to help Brake care for road victims. TakeAIM and Good to Go Safety support #RoadSafetyWeek and with just ...


4 Million Inspection Checklists Sold
4 Million Inspection Checklists Sold
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To date, Good to Go Safety have supplied over 4 million checklists to companies around the UK. If you don’t currently know about our multi-award winning inspection systems, you may be wondering why so many people insist on utilising Good to Go Safety rather than simply printing their own checklists in-house? The answers are numerous …. 1. Safety First From a safety perspective, there is a requirement under PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations), LOLER (Lifting Operation...


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