If you’ve ever worked with or seen someone use an abrasive wheel, it won’t come as a surprise to learn that they can cause accidents. They’re pretty sharp and/or very dangerous. According to the Health and Safety Executive, there are around 5,000 injuries recorded each year by angle grinders alone. That's why anyone operating an abrasive wheel must have had training in order to use them safely. In this blog, we’ll look at some of the potential dangers that using abrasive wheels

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This week we've welcomed another new vehicle to the fleet here at Sussex Transport! And it's more exciting than usual (for us truck and crane lovers) as it's our first ever rear-mounted crane.  We've selected a Volvo FH Globetrotter Tridem chassis with an impressive carrying capacity of over 10ton. The crane parked on the rear end is a Palfinger 58t/m, with a reach capability of 16 metres  where it is capable of lifting 2.7ton. Another first for us, is that the crane is also fitted with

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At Sussex Transport, we pride ourselves on our expert knowledge of the industrial, lifting, construction and transport industries. As well as Lorry Loader Crane Services, our in-house experts offer training and qualifications for both experienced and novice professionals on alternative crane types. Today, we wanted to focus on Overhead Gantry Crane training. What Is An Overhead Gantry Crane? A gantry crane is an overhead crane supported by freestanding legs with a single or double girder

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Safety must be paramount when you or your employees are working at height. In the year 2021/22, the Health and Safety Executive reported 123 workers were killed in work-related accidents. Of those, 29 deaths were as a result of a fall from height. Ensuring your workers are properly trained for working at height is imperative. They must be aware of all the potential hazards to work safely and sensibly. This blog aims to highlight the top 10 tips to ensure the safety of your workforce when

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A trip to Somerset during the Summer.  We're not short of volunteers amongst the drivers when these show up.  This one however needed more than just one of our truck and crane combos. The need to lift a 7,000kg GRP Cabinet into position, on a site with extremely restricted access meant that we had to bring in a specialist trailer from one of our partners before we got to work on the lifting and positioning. Glass-fibre Reinforced Polyester (GRP) cabinets and enclosures are UV resistant, extremely

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