Strap Down Your Loader Crane! - Reminder
This time last year, following reports of an incident that could easily have had fatal consequences, ALLMI launched its Strap Down Your Loader Crane! campaign.
If a loader crane cannot be folded for travel, and in the absence of manufacturer or employer instructions to the contrary, it should always be strapped down securely to the vehicle bed. Failure to strap down the loader crane could result in uncontrolled slewing and the extremities of the vehicle being breached, not only leading to damaged equipment and property, but also injury or fatality to persons, as well as criminal prosecution for the driver.
In addition to reaching out to fleet owners and operators, ALLMI’s Strap Down Your Loader Crane! campaign is aimed at all businesses involved in the movement of lorry loaders, including crane installers, bodybuilders, truck dealers and delivery companies. The campaign supplies a range of valuable resources for employers to utilise, from training videos and 3d animated accident reconstruction, through to an information leaflet and toolbox talk template. All resources can be found on the following campaign-dedicated web page.