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Operating procedures and method statementís for the Collection and delivery of:

Generators/Cabins/Containers/Plant Machinery

PPE Required


*Hardhat including Chin straps (to be stored in cool dry place out of sunlight)
*Gloves
*Steel toecap boots (Steel soles also for Network Rail)
*High visibility Jackets or Vest (Orange for Network Rail)

Documentation required to be carried by Driver

*Driving Licence
*Lorry Loader & Plant operators card or Certificate
*PTS Card (Network Rail Only)
*Certificate of Crane annual inspection
*Certificate of Six monthly inspection for Chains, Hooks, & Slings etc
* Copies of all relevant insurances Public/Employers/Goods and on road

Routine Maintenance

Lorry
Driver Daily Inspections (In line with VOSA requirements)
Six weekly maintenance workshop inspection (In line with VOSA requirements)
18 weekly full service Lorry Mounted Crane and Accessories
Driver daily inspection
Daily inspection of all lifting, strapping, and chaining equipment (all defects to be reported to M J Hulton)
Weekly grease and oil check

Additional Considerations

*Any manufacturers manuals or recommendations or customers directions to be observed relevant to item/items being loaded/unloaded
*For any defects found, report sheets to be filled in and action taken to remedy problem. Vehicle or equipment not to be used under any circumstances until repaired.

Guidelines for driver

1 You are in charge of directing the lifting operation
2 On arrival at site, firstly report to the site manager or their representative
3 Check with site contact for any hazards such as overhead power lines or unsuitable ground for taking the weight of the stabilisers
4 It is the driverís sole responsibility to decide if it is safe to commence either loading or unloading. In the event of any doubt the operation must not be started without contacting M J Hulton (Director) first for further advice.
5 All site signage to be adhered to at all times (speed limits, one way etc)
6 Discuss and agree a plan for delivery with the site manager. This must be safe for both operation of lorry loader equipment and operator and take into account any specific site hazards. Appropriate control measures where necessary must be taken (such as placing road cones around stabilisers where traffic my pass)
7 Stabilisers only to be used with timber spread pads. Avoid all manholes and drainage courses at all times. Think before you lower the legs about possible underground services.
8 Before loading or unloading be sure that all windows, doors, and inspection panels etc are closed and secure
9 All unauthorised personnel should be cleared from the lifting area. Where there may be danger to persons or property no lifting operations to take place. In the event of a breach of lifting area use the horn on the side of the crane to warn the person involved. Do not return to the lifting operation until a new check is made and the site is clear.

Method statement for offloading Cabins/Containers/Generators


1 Visually check all lifting equipment required to be used for lifting operation
2 Record that this has been done on the delivery ticket and if any defects found then remove item from use immediately and report to M J Hulton
3 Extend stabilisers and lower onto timber pads
4 Unfold crane in preparation for lift and engage remote control
5 Remove any restraints securing load
6 Attach certified Chains/slings to load and then to crane hook
7 Make test lift to ensure that load lifts evenly and is stable
8 Lift load from vehicle bed and place at previously agreed position
9 Once in position remove chains/slings from load and stow safely on vehicle
10 Fold crane away into travelling position
11 Retract stabiliser legs and stow timber pads and lock into travelling position

Method statement for loading Cabins/Containers/Generators

1 Visually check all lifting equipment required to be used in operation
2 Record that this has been done on the delivery ticket and if any defects found then remove item from use immediately and report to M J Hulton
3 Extend stabilisers and lower onto timber pads
4 Unfold crane in preparation for lift and engage remote control
5 Remove any restraints holding load
6 Attach certified Chains/slings to load and then to crane hook
7 Make test lift to ensure that load lifts evenly and is stable
8 Lift and place load on vehicle bed bearing in mind axle weight limits and using timbers, pads etc to prevent movement during travel and preventing damage to vehicle bed.
9 Once secure remove Chains/slings and stow safely on vehicle
10 Fold crane away into travelling position
11 Retract stabiliser legs and stow timber pads and lock into travelling position

Method statement for unloading Plant Machinery

1 Park vehicle on Hard standing only and cone out appropriately
2 Lower rear suspension using cab remote control
3 Lower rear stabiliser legs on to timbers
4 Lower rear ramps until firmly in contact with ground
5 Remove all chains/straps securing machine and stow away safely
6 Check all fittings are secure on machine
7 Start up machine and drive slowly from bed of vehicle. Where possible always use Banks Man to guide and observe that Machine is parallel with vehicle body and in no danger of falling off
8 Park in pre arranged place lock securely and hand keys to site manager
9 Return ramps to folded away position
10 Lift legs and stow timber pads
11 Raise suspension on vehicle

Method statement for loading and carrying Plant Machinery

1 Park vehicle on hard standing only and cone out appropriately
2 Lower rear suspension using cab remote control
3 Lower rear stabiliser legs on to timbers
4 Lower rear ramps until firmly in contact with ground
5 Check all fittings are secure on machine
6 Start up Machine and drive slowly onto vehicle bed. Where possible use Banks man to guide and observe that machine is parallel with vehicle body and in no danger of falling off.
7 Once on bed apply hand brake and rest all hydraulics using pads where necessary to protect bed, and timbers to prevent machine wheel movement
8 Lock Machine and check once more all fittings and attachments (e.g. magnetic amber lights!)
9 Check all securing chains and straps. If defects found remove from use and record as faulty. Report to M J Hulton
10 Secure Machine to body using manufacturers securing eyes and attaching to body lashing rings
11 Return ramps to folded away position
12 Lift rear legs and stow timber pads
13 Re Check straps/chains and tension if necessary
14 Raise suspension on vehicle.

This is our common method statement for delivery and collections and is rigorously adhered to. Should you wish a personalised method statement please ask. Should you wish to keep a copy on file please ask and we can supply you with a copy. November 19 2008