How to Use Telehandlers Safely on Construction Sites

Date: 21/01/19
How to Use Telehandlers Safely on Construction Sites

Ardent offers the largest telehandler fleet for hire in the UK, providing more choice of the very latest machines. The range provides lifting from 4m to 20m, and can cover the work of both forklift and crane in one versatile machine. We are keen to ensure that all telehandlers are used correctly and safely on construction sites, and here we have put together a list of safety tips.

Understanding of the Machine

It is vital that operators are informed in the specifics of the telehandler hired. That’s why we provide assistance in the form of detailed brochures on all plant hire, as well as on-site familiarisation with the machine that has been hired.

Inspection, Testing and Maintenance

All plant hire that comes through the Ardent depot will go through an extensive testing, inspection and maintenance process. It is the only way to ensure telehandlers are in perfect condition before use on site.

Understand Your Load 

Always make sure that the weight and centre of gravity of the load does not exceed the maximum capacity. The load capacity chart provided with the telehandler will display this. Secure the load to minimise the chances of falling items during use.

For more information about our wide range of high quality telehandlers and forklifts, contact the Ardent team today on info@ardenthire.com or 03333 202 555. We will be happy to talk you through the choices available in order for you to make the right telehandler hire for your specific project. 


Jeremy Fish

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