7 Benefits of using dedicated Machine Moving Companies

Machine Moving Companies

There are a large number of benefits of using a dedicated machine moving service. These include:

  1. MRAMs (Risk Assessments & Method Statements)
  2. Machinery moving equipment
  3. Moving equipment experience
  4. High level of public liability Insurance
  5. Working with 3rd parties
  6. Safe Contractor accredited
  7. Goods Held in Trust
  8. Project managed moves

Let's explore these further below.

1) RAMS (Risk Assessments & Method Statements)

Due to the dangerous nature of moving heavy equipment and machinery having the correct RAMS in place is very important. These outline the move ahead of time, what will be required, and how along with many other areas.

Ours RAMs include:

  • Safe Contractor Accreditation
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Driven Plant RA09 17
  • Manual Handling RA02 17
  • Site Survey Project Plan 11 16
  • Fire Risk on Site RA07 17
  • Hazardous Substances RA05 17
  • Health and Safety Welfare Policy
  • Lifting operations-equipment RA18 17
  • Lifting plan RA04 17
  • MEWPS Rescue Plan RA12 17
  • MS, Briefing & Consultation RA02 17
  • Site Survey Project Plan RA11 16
  • Supervisors Daily Checklist
  • Work at Height Standards and Procedures

See more information about our Risk Assessments.

2) Machinery Moving Equipment

Moving machinery isn't a straightforward process. This requires a lot of dedicated and specialised moving machines. Consequently, factory plant moving, and machine moving companies such as ourselves have the dedicated equipment needed to move both light and heavy machinery.

This is also well serviced, to make sure it is reliable during any move.

3) Moving Equipment Experience

Having all the RAMs, moving equipment, and safeguards in place isn’t always enough. As a result a dedicated machine moving company knows, no matter how well planned, sometimes moving machinery can come with unexpected problems.

Consequently, a large amount of experience is needed to reduce unforseen complexities which can lead to greater down time for your company, and problems with the equipment being moved entirely.

This experience also helps to speed up the planning stage, as it can factor in areas not thought about such as liaising with 3rd parties such as the police, and other local authorities for things such as road closures.

We have experience in moving thousands of pieces of equipment.

To name just a few, these consist of the following types of machinery:

  • CNC
  • Power Press
  • Forging Press
  • Anvils
  • Horizontal borers
  • Vertical borers
  • Overhead cranes
  • Rolling mills
  • Slitting mills
  • Pyramid Rolls
  • Lumsden 96ML Surface Grinder
  • Statues
  • Industrial CNC machines
  • 120 inch lumstone grinder
  • 6 tonne hammer forgings
  • Die caster
  • Masak CNC
  • Crown off a Minster capacity press
  • Wedge press (needed stripping down)
  • Massey hammers
  • 1200 tonne capacity transfer presses
  • National cold header
  • Scrap yard recycling bailers
  • Screw presses
  • Noble and Lunn lathes
  • Kendal and Gent millers
  • British clearing 100 tonne double action
  • Erey drop forger open space hammer
  • Mitchell and Wilkins ring frame press
  • British clearing
  • Wilkinson Mitchells
  • Muller forge hammers
  • Rodes press
  • Lasco forge hammers
  • Massey forge hammers
  • Erie drop forge
  • Lot of other similar types of equipment

4) High level of public liability Insurance

A well planned move should never go wrong. That said using a company with high levels of public liability in place should always be a top priority encase issues occur during more complex moves.

Our public liability insurance covers for up to £5 million.

5) Working with 3rd parties

Especially during the move of heavy plant equipment additional third parties need to be consulted. This can be the police for road closures, and heavy load escorts, to customs and export officials for moving the machinery out of the country.

A dedicated equipment moving company knows this in advance and can help you to get these in place ASAP.

6) Safe Contractor accredited

We are proud that we have been awarded the Safe Contractors Accreditation.

This accreditation has been acquired to show our competence as a machine moving company. As it has been awarded to us, it gives you peace of mind that the moving company are doing all they can to demonstrate their health and safety compliance to: you, our own employees and the Health and Safety Executive.

Consequently, we take our legal health and safety requirements very seriously, and any machine moving company you use should do so.

7) Goods Held in Trust

We have a secured storage area on our premises and are capable of looking after your goods as a trustee on your behalf during any move if required.

8) Project managed moves

As the owner of company you want your whole move to be meticulously planned from start to finish, and be rest assured that it is being handled competently and safely.

That is why any good machine moving company will offer this as part of any machinery move.

Do you require a company to help you with moving heavy machinery?

If you require a company to help you in moving heavy equipment, who understand all of the above and more, why not get in touch with our specialised operators to discuss your requirements?

We are here to help where we can.


Get in Touch to Discuss Your Requirements on 0121 544 8118


Our Services

Factory Relocation Service

Factory Relocation Service

We are able to move any type of machinery, big or small we will cater to all your needs for moving from location to another. We provide all the equipment ourselves and have a skilled number of operatives to carry out the job in a safe and timely manner.

Find out more about our Factory Relocation Service.

Forklift Moving Service

Forklift Moving Service

We offer a complete range of services to exporters including UK haulage, warehousing for consolidation of contract cargo export packing, container loading, container blocking/securing, marine insurance, consular work, engineering certificates and shipping to worldwide destinations.

Find out more about our Forklift Moving Service.

Continental Machine Moving Service

Continental Machinery Moving Service

We can offer a service abroad in any location. We have worked around the globe we are 'not' just a UK company. We can organise shipping, containerisation, packing service and installation of machinery wherever you may be.

Find out more about our Continental Machinery Moving Service.

Machine Haulage Service

Machinery Haulage, Relocation, Transport & Moving Service

We can provide the transportation of any machinery, big or small and out of gauge. We can basically move you from your old location/premises and move you to your new location/premises. We can also provide just transportation for your machinery if you chose. For example, if you require your machine to be collected and delivered with no intervention this is also a service we provide.

Find out more about our Machinery Haulage, Relocation, Transport & Moving Service.

Heavy Equipment Moving Service

Equipment, and Heavy Equipment Moving & Haulage Service

We offer a heavy haulage transport section. This includes wide loads, out of gauge and long vehicle convoys. We provide escort vehicles as part of the service, and we can also sort the logistics of your move so you don't have to and this includes liaising with local police authorities where possible and government agencies on your behalf. We have a wealth of experience with successfully moving everything from small CNC machines to 150 tonne Press Crowns and everything in between.

Find out more about our Heavy Equipment Moving & Haulage Service.

Rent Machine Moving Equipment Service

Moving Equipment Hire Service

We have a number of Versa lifts, Including a 25/35, 40,60 and 60/80 along with many other pieces of equipment available for immediate hire both on short term and long term contracts. These can come with a fully qualified driver which removes the stress from yourselves when moving and relocating the most of difficult of machinery or can be supplied on their own for your operators to operate. Our machines are fully certified, and we can deliver day or night as we are a 24-hour hire and transport service.

Find out more about our Moving Equipment Hire Service.

Storage Service

Shipping Container Packing Service

We can offer a service on securely and safely loading your machinery into containers using blocks and straps, that you require moving to any destination around the world. This includes loading multiple variations of containers including end loaders, open tops, flat racks. Photographs and full documentation provided.

Find out more about our Shipping Container Packing Service.

Storage Service

Secure Warehousing Storage Service

We can offer a Secure Warehousing Storage Service which is secured by CCTV, fully alarmed, with on-site rest facilities. Our premises can come fully heated to provide protection for your goods. Silver Knight has Goods In Trust insurance, which ensures goods up to £1 million.

Find out more about our Secure Warehousing Storage Service.

Safe Contractor Approved

Safe Contractor Approved