If you have heavy machinery, containers or construction equipment to lift, it’s natural to see it as an insurmountable obstacle. Without the proper equipment to enable lifting to take place, a two ton piece of machinery might as well be a million tons in weight; it’s simply impossible to move. Here at Machinery Installations we provide not one but two solutions to this problem in the form of contract lifting and crane hire Birmingham. It’s important that you select the one most suited to your situation, but to do this you have to be in possession of all of the facts.
This option suits companies and clients who are used to working with cranes. That’s because, though allowing you independent use of industry standard equipment, there are a number of regulations that must be considered before the lease commences.
First is the legal requirement to provide us here at Machinery Installations with both a method statement and safety statement which have been drawn up by a designated person who is qualified to do so. This should all be in accordance with the British Standard Code of Practice for Crane Safety (BS 7121), and the qualified individual should be present during the lifting procedure.
It’s also worth remembering that as the client it’s your responsibility to provide up to date public liability insurance, which again is a requirement under law, even when using mobile cranes Birmingham.
This is the alternative to crane hire. The difference lies in the fact that we provide the crane operator and handle the entire process of lifting ourselves.
This way, we take responsibility for the method and safety statements as well as the risk assessment, although you’re still required to demonstrate the necessary insurance. Overall, if you’re looking for a solution which takes the problem out of your hands, contract lifting is the answer, whilst crane hire Birmingham meets the needs of more experienced clients.