When it comes to lifting heavy loads at work, safety is a paramount priority. While regulations and legislation may not hold much popularity, they make working environments far safer – and that’s always a good thing. Lorry loader cranes present clear hazards to personal safety, so you must follow industry guidelines to ensure yours remain safe to use. By following the recommended frequency for crane services and inspections, you give yourself and your employees complete peace of mind.
Based in Walton-on-Thames, South East Cranes Ltd performs crane servicing across the South of England. We have the resources and manpower to cover your needs in any of the following areas:
The differing aspects of crane maintenance, servicing and repairs all fall under the Health and Safety at Work Act. There is also some crossover with LOLER testing, although you should note, this particular test is different from a crane service.
Below, we have outlined what you need to know to keep your lorry loader cranes in a safe and optimal condition.
If your business uses lorry loader cranes in a working environment, you must undertake the necessary maintenance to keep them safe. In turn, this safeguards you, your employees, your site visitors and the general public who pass your working site.
Failure to keep your equipment in a safe working order represents a breach of Health & Safety law.
You may see that LOLER doesn’t specify any crane service frequencies, but you shouldn’t mistake this for a lack of importance. This is only because each manufacturer determines their own frequencies depending on the nature of the model supplied.
As a general guide, we recommended minimum frequencies for lorry loader crane servicing to lift goods are:
• Cranes up to 8 years old – a minimum of once a year
• Cranes over 8 years old – a minimum of every 6 months
To ensure full compliance with HSE legislation, you must schedule a crane service as recommended by the manufacturer. In most cases, this will likely be an annual inspection.
For the utmost clarity, please check the service manual provided with your crane. This details the required intervals for you.
Needless to say, if our engineers uncover any issues with your crane during its service, we will perform the necessary repairs when given the go-ahead. We stock a wide range of parts and spares for PM Cranes, HMF Cranes and many other brands, so you can rest assured we operate to the original manufacturer’s standards.
We also clean or replace oil filters, grease your loader at all points, make any minor adjustments to the wearing slides and top-up hydraulic oil levels.
When you choose South East Cranes Ltd for your routine servicing and repairs, you benefit from:
Always having fully compliant equipment and vehicles. Our company ensures your lorry loader cranes conform with the latest regulations
Minimal downtime thanks to our expertise in multiple areas. By providing crane services, repairs, ongoing maintenance and LOLER testing, we let you spend more time working and less time out of action
The peace of mind that comes with being fully compliant and safe. In safety-critical conditions, you need to focus your attention on the job at hand. By leaving your cranes with us, you have one less thing to worry about
An up-to-date service manual as a record of your crane servicing. This not only proves your compliance, it also helps your cranes retain their resale value.
As a customer-focused company, we have a fleet of vehicles ready to provide mobile testing and repairs at your site in the South of England.