Engineered Lift Planning
Lift with confidence. Use our full time structural engineer to plan your next lift.
Not all lifts are equal. Some require clear planning to ensure:
- Ground conditions and crane supports are correct and capable of holding the point loading.
- Cranes to be used are of the correct size and ideal configuration.
- Lift Points or spreaders are of the correct specification and capacity.
- Rigging is certified and of the correct capacity and configuration.
- Load weights and centre of gravity is correctly specified or calculated.
- Multi crane lifts are setup correctly and cater for even weight distribution or weight distribution ideally suited for the crane configurations.
- Logistics of the lift and plant are planned and catered for. Lift procedures are put in place.
- Health and Safety priorities are meet.
Before your next big lift consider. Have I considered all the factors involved? Can I see all that is required? Can the crane company I'm using see all that is required? From our experience many can not and there incident register often reflects this.
For engineering planning on your next lift contact McLeod Cranes.
Did you Know?
Crane Hire companies are not required to have any qualified staff. The Code of Practice for Cranes pushes for Two NZQA unit standards to be held but is only a guideline.
The NZQA Crane Operators Certificate is only a small step further covering category one lifts or simple basic lifts. Category Two lifts require engineering planning and procedures.
- Category One: relatively simple basic lift requiring two or more cranes.
Relatively routine, simple basic lifts not involving significant height or reach using two or more cranes. A simple routine, basic lift is normally one which because of weight, length or physical size requires two cranes e.g. lifting a 40ft container from each end off a truck and placing it on the ground.
- Category Two: a complex lift requiring two or more cranes where engineering planning and procedures are essential
For your next Category Two lift or for independant sound advice on your next lift consider McLeod Cranes. McLeod Cranes can provide lift planning services and advice to ensure your lift goes smoothly and you have the right engineering in place for the cranes in use.
Bolt on Service
McLeod Cranes offer engineered lift planning as a bolt on service. If you have your own crane company or have engineers facing a category two lift consider McLeod Cranes for lift planning. We can step into the mix seamlessly to document and plan you next category two lift and then fade into the background come lift day. Contact us today to discuss options.