Delivery of our rental hoists is typically made by one of our rigid lorries fitted with a Palfinger lorry mounted crane, equipped with lifting accessories and driven by a trained driver/ operator.
All deliveries of our hoist equipment to site are planned in advance to ensure minimum site disruption and inconvenience. Our delivery fleet of 8 wheel construction chassis vehicles can self-offload and position the hoist base assembly at up to 12 metres of the vehicle, depending on site conditions.
Our FORS registered HGV fleet is Crossrail compliant and fitted with the latest emissions controls, allowing them to carry out deliveries anywhere in the UK.
Some of our larger hoist cage / base assemblies exceed 2.9 metres width and travel as ‘Abnormal Loads’. When this is required, GB Access registers the Abnormal Load movement and travel in accordance to the requirements of the movement order. Within the Metropolitan Police area these restrict the movement times of the vehicle and, in these instances, sites are advised of the early delivery time to ensure that the site is open to receive the delivery.
Deliveries are met by GB Access installation engineers and supervisors to guide the vehicle to the correct location and position the hoist according to prepared installation drawings, following the site indicated grid lines, where available.
Toolbox talks are carried out with the hiab operator and installation engineers to ensure that all members of the team understand what is required and all safety matters are explained so the necessary control measures are in place prior to offloading and placing the delivery.
All mast sections, superstructure and ancillary items are offloaded adjacent to the installation site to minimise manual handling during the installation.
Where site tower cranes are available to place the hoist away from the access roads or for all slipform hoist installations, our installation engineers will liaise with the site banksman to ensure that the hoist equipment is slung correctly and placed according to the installation drawings and site preparation.