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Tipper Grab Guidance - Coming Soon

Following a recent fatality involving overhead powerlines, as well as subsequent discussions with its Technical Standards Committee and the HSE, ALLMI is in the process of developing guidance covering tipper grab operations.

ALLMI Technical Manager, Keith Silvester, comments “There is a need for further clarity and guidance in this area. Comprehensive instructions exist for the tipper, loader crane and grab as individual elements of the build, but users would benefit from direction on the installation as a whole, which is likely to cover issues such as the sequence of operations, crane positioning when tipping and stability issues, etc”.

He continues “A specialist working group will be formed consisting of representatives from bodybuilders, crane manufacturers and installers, and we look forward to producing a document that will add another layer of safety to tipper grab operations.”

Should you have any queries regarding this subject, then please contact ALLMI.