Machine Movers: Using them Safely

Machine movers are items of lifting equipment that make lifting easier and safer. On the other hand, if they are not used correctly, they can actually make it more dangerous and difficult to complete a lift. There are some general things you should take note of when lifting and moving an object with machine lifters, so that you can remain safe and get the most out of the movers. The most important factor is checking the lifting capacity. It is essential that this is adhered…

What are Turntable Bearings and How are They Used?

Turntable bearings are four point contact thin section type ball bearings that contain two sets of holes, in the inner and outer rings, for easier mounting. They are sometimes also known as slewing ring bearings, and they can accommodate axial, radial and moment loads. As well as the mounting holes on the outer rings, there might also be internal and external gears in place, and the bearing isn’t mounted on a shaft, instead being attached directly to a seating surface. There are many different types…

Forklift Jibs – a Versatile Lifting Solution

When you think of lifting solutions, you might initially think of cranes and jibs that will lift heavy loads for you. However, a forklift can be more of a lifting solution than you might initially think. There are many highly advanced forklift attachments that can turn them into mini cranes and allow them to lift in a whole different way. One of the most popular and useful types of forklift attachment is the forklift jib. This allows a forklift to be used in a similar…

Solutions for Handling Drums

Drums are awkwardly shaped, heavy and difficult to carry. Doing so without the proper measures can result in injury, and as an employer you have a duty of care towards your staff to make sure that injuries of this natures do not occur in the workplace. Drum handling equipment can help you to meet this duty of care, providing safe working practices for members of staff and ensuring they can go about their work safely. There is a vast range of drum handling equipment available…

How to Manage Crane Repairs – the Process

If a crane that you own or hire requires repairs, it is your responsibility to organise them to ensure that they work safely and people won’t be injured on your sites. Managing the process of obtaining those repairs needs to be carried out with precision, so you can be confident in the outcome. You also need to provide enough information to the repair centre, ensuring that repairs will be completed to your satisfaction. Here is the general process you should follow to get your cranes…