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Safety Alert - Swing-Up Stabilisers

Further to the HSE reporting a third fatal accident (since 2019) where an Operator was crushed by a swing-up stabiliser, ALLMI has issued an updated Safety Alert on this subject. 

Swing-up stabilisers are fitted to lorry loaders predominantly to negate the need for widescale relocation of chassis furniture during installation, and have become increasingly common in the last 15 years. Operation can be manual or hydraulic, either via levers at the crane base or remote control, dependent upon specification.

ALLMI CEO, Tom Wakefield, comments “We would strongly encourage industry stakeholders to download a copy of the Safety Alert, and to distribute the document to any applicable colleagues.  It contains important advice for those using swing-up stabilisers, as well as a section covering the ‘Immediate Actions Required’ by all parties involved with lorry loaders.”

Please click here for a copy of this Safety Alert.