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What are the legal requirements for using my crane?

Stephen Gillions | 30 Mar 2021

With a range of crane service providers offering different services, it can be difficult to know what legal requirements you need in order to correctly and professionally use your overhead cranes. 

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How to get the best deal on your crane maintenance

Stephen Gillions | 19 Mar 2021

When purchasing a crane, you typically receive servicing and maintenance contracts included in the price. Once their warranty expires, instead of looking around the market for a different, more experi...

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How to Reduce Crane Breakdowns

Stephen Gillions | 08 Mar 2021

Crane breakdowns are a nightmare. The cost to repair a broken crane always outweighs the cost of regular maintenance and this is before you factor in the forced pauses in production ...which inevitabl...

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How to Reduce the Cost of Crane Servicing

Stephen Gillions | 04 Mar 2021

Crane servicing and maintenance is a costly but necessary component of crane ownership and operations. When faced with a maintenance invoice, it’s worth remembering that the cost of a comprehensive cr...

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6 Overhead Crane Safety Tips to Protect your Workers

Stephen Gillions | 02 Mar 2021

Overhead cranes are an indispensable part of many industries, used to lift heavy objects which workers couldn’t safely handle manually. Cranes, like most industrial equipment, can pose a risk to users...

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Test your LOLER inspection and compliance know-how

Oliver Healy | 05 Feb 2021

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998 was implemented to make life safer for everyone using and coming into contact with lifting equipment. Complying with LOLER is a le...

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Are manual pallet trucks covered by LOLER or PUWER?

Andy Hemsworth | 02 Feb 2021

Following the release of the fourth edition of The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) in 2014, concerns were raised in the industry abou...

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What is a thorough examination of lifting equipment under LOLER?

Andy Hemsworth | 26 Jan 2021

The scope of thorough examinations, often referred to as a LOLER inspection, aims to confirm that lifting equipment is safe for continued use and there are no signs of deterioration that could lead to...

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Who do the LOLER regulations apply to?

Andy Hemsworth | 22 Jan 2021

At Lloyds British, we often come across businesses that are unsure whether the LOLER regulations apply to their equipment and operations, and exactly what their responsibilities are. 

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