When you’re transporting goods, particularly if they are heavy or delicate, it’s imperative that you ensure that the consignment arrives as its destination safely and in one piece. There are a number of options when it comes to deciding on the type of vehicle to use for the job – but one of the most popular and efficient choices is delivery via a tail lift.
What is a tail lift?
Essentially, a tail lift is a platform which can be lifted and lowered at the back of a vehicle to enable operatives to move heavy goods on and off the back quickly, efficiently and safely.
A tail lift removes the need for heavy lifting, creating a tick in the box for health and safety, whilst protecting staff from serious injury if they tried to move the goods manually. It also removes the need for a fork lift truck, meaning deliveries can be accessed far easier if there isn’t a fork lift available on site. Whilst providing a platform between different levels if there is a loading dock at the collection or delivery site.
What can tail lifts be used for?
Tail lift lorries are extremely versatile and can be used for a wide range of consignments and deliveries. Ideally suited for larger or heavier loads, they are perfect for moving goods in and out of a certain location for any type of business.
At Hammond Transport, we operate specialist Dhollandia cantilever large platform tail lifts with a large platform of 2.5m x 2.5m and available on all fleet 12t, 18t, 26t and 44t artic, the tail lifts have uprated 2000kg lift and side-safety rails as standard.
If you have freight that requires care and is fragile and a professional operator that is safe in the working of the tail lift and complies with all site Health and Safety we have the solution.
Health and safety when using a tail lift
As with any form of equipment within the logistics sector, it’s important to ensure that health and safety remains a priority with tail lift lorries. Our tail lift lorries come fitted with safety rails to reduce the risk of injury and are operated by a trained professional at all times.
Our tail lift equipment are maintained regularly and kept in pristine condition, they are tested every 6 weeks and have a yearly LOLER test.