Crane companies

Do you move mobile cranes heavier than 12 tonnes?

Spending one hour each day producing and submitting abnormal load notifications equals thirty four business days each year lost to paperwork and it doesn’t add any profit to your bottom line.

Move a crane over 12 tonnes in gross vehicle weight without providing a valid abnormal load notification to structure owners and you run the risk of fines and prosecution.

There is sometimes a misconception that the STGO only applies to heavy cranes.  That is not true. Any mobile crane which exceeds 12 tonnes in gross weight is defined in Schedule 2 as being subject to the Regulations.  This is because mobile cranes have heavily loaded, close spaced axles, which can cause serious damage to bridges.

If you’re stopped by VOSA or the police without having submitted an abnormal load notification expect a sizeable cost to your business - it is not unusual for the authorities to 'park the vehicle up' while an abnormal load notification is submitted to the relevant authorities. The standard notification period is 2 clear working days. If your excavator is parked up on a Monday, it may not move again Thursday, 4 days hire revenue and up to four unhappy customers lost. Your driver mmay receive a fixed penalty and there could be company prosecution if infringements reoccur.

Relax, it's in safe hands

AbHaulier Services can look after your abnormal load notification paperwork freeing up your time to concentrate on your business and keeping you the right side of the law.

The service is great, hassle free and low cost and the time it saves me is considerable.

Blockade Services Ltd