The Need for a LOLER Compliant Person in the Workplace

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) was introduced in order to control and minimise the risks to employees when handling lifting equipment and any lifting related operations in the workplace. The regulations attempt to protect employees as well as members of the public, contractors, customers, officials and largely anyone who could use…
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Working With Cranes on Rough / Uneven Terrains

With any lifting operation, rough or uneven terrains should be avoided when attempting to lift or lower a load of a certain weight. However, this may sometimes be unavoidable, and in this scenario, you must take necessary precautions to ensure the operation is a safe as possible. Please read on below to find out how…
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Do’s and Don’ts When Working with Mobile Gantry’s

Mobile gantry's are a simple to use product, and because of their portability, they have an extensive use within the industrial sphere today. However, as is the same when handling any piece of equipment in the industrial environment, there are many do’s and don’ts associated with this lifting medium. Please read on below to learn…
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How to Read Rated Capacity Charts for Cranes

When working with cranes, it is more than likely that you’ll be operating heavy loads, with multiple workers onsite and present. It is absolutely crucial that you adhere to guidelines and lifting capacities at all times to keep all of those around you safe. Below we have explained one such guideline, a rating capacity, in…
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A Guide to Single Girder Over Head Cranes

Here at Cranes Direct we stock four types of overhead cranes; a single girder, double girder, underslung and special application. Each has its own unique array of benefits and advantages, and has been specifically designed for particular situations. To help explain more on one of these types, the single girder over head cranes, we have…
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