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Workplace safety is always important (especially when heavy machinery is involved), but crane safety is particularly crucial due to the serious risks associated with cranes. Cranes are used in a range of industries and because of the risk that comes with crane operation, there are a number of regulations and safety guidelines which all industries must adhere to.

Mobile cranes are expensive pieces of machinery – it takes skill and care to operate a crane correctly. Crane best practice will ensure that not only is the equipment taken care of but that the load is kept secure. Safety also plays a vital role in operating a mobile crane; in the wrong hands, a mobile crane can be dangerous. This week on our blog, we have ten tips for efficient and safe mobile crane operation.

Here at Altida we are proud to provide crane hire services to a variety of industries. Whatever your lifting needs, we will have the right equipment for the job. Whether you want access equipment to lift a person working at height or a heavy duty all terrain crane to lift several tonnes of materials we have the kit for you. We even do air lifts with our helicopter fleet and trained pilots. Have a look at the industries we serve with our access hire and crane hire below.

Here at Altida we are very excited to have welcomed a whole fleet of shiny pedestrian tower cranes into our crane hire portfolio. We are committed to bringing you the widest choice of cranes for hire, whether you are lifting immense weights, or need small access equipment for a tight spot. And the beauty of using Altida is that we have everything you need for your hire, from accessories such as outrigger pads and skips to articulated lorries to transport your cranes and other machinery. Read on to find out about our new pedestrian tower cranes.

If you are planning on hiring a crane to do some on site lifting it is important you are aware of the legal requirements of safely operating cranes. This is governed by The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998. The act covers not only how to position the crane and lift the goods, but also how to keep records, examine the equipment, and reporting defects. You can find the full act here. In this blog, we break down the basics of safely operating cranes and some tips for general site safety.

Event hire is a market sector within the UK that Altida works within every week, whether it is working with television and film companies, football clubs, bungee jumps, zip wires, festivals, concerts and many more. One area we specialise in is festival crane hire. Read this week’s blog for more information on hiring a crane for your summer festival.