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Tail Lift Lorries – Doing The Heavy Lifting So You Don’t Have To

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.

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