13 Benefits of Using Dedicated Machine Moving Companies
What are some of the main machine moving benefits?There are many benefits of using a dedicated machine moving service. These include:
- MRAMs (Risk Assessments & Method Statements)
- Machinery moving equipment
- Moving equipment experience
- High level of public liability Insurance
- Working with 3rd parties
- Safe Contractor accredited
- Goods Held in Trust
- Project managed moves
- Expertise and Experience
- Time and Cost Savings
- Comprehensive Service Offerings
- Enhanced Safety
- Insurance and Liability Coverage
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. 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
2) Machinery Moving EquipmentMoving machinery isn’t straightforward as it can easily involve lifting and moving heavy-duty machines. Machinery removal processes require a wide range of dedicated and specialised load-moving machines. Consequently, factory plant-moving and machine-moving companies like ourselves have reliable equipment to move light and heavy machinery from machine-moving skates to heavy-duty mega lifts capable of lifting 200 tonnes of weight. These are also well-serviced to ensure it is reliable during any move.
3) Moving Equipment ExperienceHaving all the RAMs, moving equipment, and safeguards in place isn’t always enough. As a result, a dedicated machine moving company knows that no matter how well planned, sometimes moving machinery can come with unexpected problems. To reduce unforeseen complexities and problems with the equipment being moved, much experience and a wide variety of high-quality moving equipment hand are needed. This experience can lead to less downtime for your company. 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:
- Power Press
- Forging Press
- Horizontal borers
- Vertical borers
- Overhead cranes
- Rolling mills
- Slitting mills
- Pyramid Rolls
- Lumsden 96ML Surface Grinder
- 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 InsuranceA well-planned move should always go right. Using a company with high levels of public liability should always be a top priority in case issues occur during more complex moves. Our public liability insurance covers up to £5 million.
5) Working with 3rd partiesOther third parties must be consulted, especially when moving heavy plant equipment. These 3rd parties can be the police for road closures, heavy load escorts, or customs and export officials for moving the machinery out of the country, to name a few. A dedicated equipment moving company knows this in advance and can help you to get these in place ASAP.
6) Safe Contractor accreditedWe were awarded the Safe Contractors Accreditation and are proud of this achievement. We acquired this accreditation 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 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 TrustWe have a secured storage area on our premises. We can look after your goods as a trustee during any move if required.
8) Project managed movesAs the company’s owner, you want to meticulously plan your whole move from start to finish and be assured that it is handled competently and safely. That is why any good machine moving company will offer this as part of any machinery move.
9) Expertise and ExperienceMachine moving companies possess the knowledge and experience to handle sensitive and intricate machinery. Our staff are trained to operate various specialised equipment, including cranes, forklifts, and gantries, ensuring your machinery is dealt with safely. These professionals are well-versed in the best practices for disassembling, rigging, and reassembling machinery, minimising the risks of damage or costly mistakes during the moving process.
10) Time and Cost SavingsEntrusting your equipment relocation to a specialised machine moving company can save your business time and money. These companies possess the tools, equipment, and know-how to expedite the moving process, allowing your business to resume operations more quickly. This efficient approach can help minimise downtime and reduce the loss of revenue associated with equipment relocation. Additionally, machine moving companies can provide cost-effective solutions tailored to your specific needs, ensuring you receive optimal value for your investment.
11) Comprehensive Service OfferingsMachine moving companies often provide end-to-end services, handling every aspect of the moving process, from planning and disassembly to transportation and reassembly. This comprehensive approach ensures that your machinery is expertly managed at each stage of the relocation, giving you peace of mind and allowing you to focus on your core business functions. Moreover, many machine moving companies offer value-added services such as storage solutions, equipment maintenance, and installation support, catering to your diverse needs.
12) Enhanced SafetyHandling heavy machinery and equipment can pose significant risks to your staff and workplace safety. Engaging a professional machine moving company can help you mitigate these risks and ensure that all safety precautions and regulations are strictly followed. Companies like ours ensure your equipment will be handled safely and responsibly by having the necessary certifications and licenses to operate.
13) Insurance and Liability CoverageIn the event of unexpected damage or accidents during the moving process, machine moving companies typically carry comprehensive insurance coverage to protect your valuable assets. This insurance provides peace of mind by financially safeguarding your machinery against potential damages or losses.
ConclusionWhen it comes to relocating heavy machinery and equipment, partnering with a professional machine moving company offers a myriad of benefits. Their expertise, experience, comprehensive service offerings, commitment to safety, and insurance coverage ensure that your machinery is in good hands throughout the relocation process. By entrusting your equipment to these specialised experts, you can focus on your core business functions and enjoy a seamless, efficient, and secure moving experience. If you would like to learn more about machines in general you can at this Wikipedia page.
Do you require a company to help you with moving heavy machinery?Suppose you need a company to help you move heavy equipment, who understand 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.
We can move any type of machinery, big or small. This ability allows us to cater for all your needs for moving from one location to another. We provide all the equipment and have skilled operatives to carry out the job while safe and timely.
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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.
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We can offer a service abroad in any location. We have worked globally; we are 'not' just a UK company. Further, we can organise shipping, containerisation, packing service and machinery installation wherever you may be.
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We can transport any machinery, big or small and out of gauge. Furthermore, we can move you from your old location/premises to your new location/premises. We can also provide just transportation for your machinery if you choose. For example, if you require your machine to be collected and delivered to you, this is a service we provide.
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We offer a heavy haulage transport section. This service includes wide loads, gauges 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 liaise with local police authorities and government agencies on your behalf. We have a wealth of experience moving everything from small CNC machines to 150-tonne Press Crowns and more.
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Moving Equipment Hire Service We have several Versa lifts, Including 25/35, 40,60 and 60/80, along with many other pieces of equipment. These are available for immediate hire, both on short-term and long-term contracts. Moving and relocating the most complex machinery can come with a fully qualified driver. We can also supply our machine moving equipment independently to your operators. Our fully certified machines can be delivered day or night as we are a 24-hour hire and transport service.
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We can offer a service for securely and safely loading your machinery into containers using blocks and straps. You can then ship these containers to any destination around the world. This service includes loading multiple variations of containers, including end loaders, open tops, and flat racks. We can supply photographs and full documentation where required.
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We can offer a Secure Warehousing Storage Service secured by CCTV, fully alarmed, with on-site rest facilities. Our premises can come fully heated to protect your goods. Silver Knight has Goods In Trust insurance, which ensures goods up to £1 million.
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As technology evolves and progresses, machines are outdated and eventually replaced by newer, more efficient models. This advancement raises the question of what to do with old or broken machines when they are no longer useful. Proper machine disposal is crucial to avoid environmental hazards and ensure safety. This disposal is where we come in as we can discuss the various methods and best practices for machine disposal with you, then take care of it as well.
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Are you looking to sell your factory equipment?
Contact us today, and we’ll do a site visit to give you competitive pricing for your equipment and, if happy, move it as well.
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About Our Services
Alongside our primary handling equipment services, we also offer Machinery dismantling, lifting equipment, lifting jacks, factory clearance and complete clean up, transporting heavy plant, removal of equipment from the site, machine hire service, UK and worldwide haulage, full documentation service, provide movement orders for abnormal loads, liaison with police and road network authorities, importing and exporting of machinery, container loading, open top containers and end loaders transport, full risk assessment and method statements, complete project management, and 24-hour call out.
We offer a comprehensive door-to-door service for machine installation. There’s no job too big or too small. Our services include machinery collections, including machinery auctions, dismantling, reconstruction, project installation, machines containerised and packing service; this is global. We have international movements. We provide various services, including heavy haulage, transportation of long loads, handling out-of-gauge loads, forklift and versa hire, mega lift operations, iron fairy crane hire, machine disposal service, and short and long-term storage facilities. In addition, we offer a trailer repair and modification service. We also undertake on-site fabrication services. We carry out site visits upon request.