Proper loading and unloading of site fencing

Proper loading and unloading of fencingSafety on site is everyone’s top priority. Especially for the team at Site Fencing. And especially when it comes to loading and unloading different types of fencing. 

Ensuring that this is done professionally as well as safely is our top priority. 

Fencing loading and unloading guidelines 

Included in numerous safety regulations and rules are sections dedicated on how to ensure the safety of people and cargo, avoiding any and all dangerous situations that may arise when unloading and loading on sites. 

In this post, we look at site fencing loading and unloading in more detail and the specific requirements that need to be taken into consideration throughout.

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1. There’s more to fencing services then meets the eye.

Loading and unloading fencing is no easy task. Factors such as volume and the weight of the panels themselves need to be considered, with all loads being adequately secured. 

As well as knowing about the different types of fencing, knowledge regarding other pieces of equipment is also necessary.  

For example, an understanding and experience of driving a forklift truck will be required to load and unload fencing safely and to transport it to its intended location. 

At Site Fencing our teams are fully trained and experienced in loading and unloading a range of temporary or permanent fencing, as well as having knowledge and experience of other tools and equipment to be able to carry out the job as effectively and efficiently as possible.

2. Health and safety guidelines must be abided by. Always.

Health and safety rules and regulations applicable to construction sites, outline several practices that site managers must carry out to ensure their safety, the safety of their teams, and the safety of pedestrians/passers-by. 

These rules and regulations can include anything from the appropriate safety clothing (PPE) that must be worn, to training and proper use of machinery and equipment. 

Safety when loading and unloading fencing also comes into play here too. 

Preventing fences from falling over and preventing people from being injured is the ultimate aim. 

We never compromise safety at Site Fencing, and full risk assessments and analysis are and will be carried out on every project.

3. Having the tools of the trade

Temporary fencing is predominantly transported on frames, with the fencing held in place on the vehicle by tyres, allowing a well serviced and maintained forklift to then carry out the heavy lifting from the truck to the final destination with ease. 

However, to help with the loading and unloading of construction site fencing some of the tools and equipment, used also include: 

  • A fence lifting tool. A tool that provides the mechanic a better grip on the fence itself. This allows the weight of the fence to be more evenly distributed due to where it is lifted from. 
  • Transport rack, suitable for 25 fences, standing vertically. When you no longer want to tie your fencing together but rather slide the fence panels over the pipes, using this tool is ideal and also extends the service life of your temporary fencing too. 
  • Horizontal transport racks. This transportation stand is suitable for all types of mobile fencing, and we would recommend using this alongside central tubes. 
  • Heras straps. Offering complete building site protection, the high-security coupler can support blocks and struts and be customised for easy transport. 
  • PVC transport rack for up to 28 fences, vertical. Suitable for all post-galvanised mobile fences. These supports take up little space and help to extend the service life of mobile fences. 
  • Crash barrier transport racks. Crowd barriers can be loaded and unloaded from both sides of the vehicle, allowing you to work fast and effectively. 

At Site Fencing, we also have transport racks for up 30 fences plus foot and couples included. 

Ultimately, we provide a range of fencing services. Offering a variety of fencing types, all with secure transportation options, delivered by trained and experienced teams who can load and unload such equipment, quickly and safely.. 

To find out more and to see how we can help you maintain high levels of safety on your site, call us on 01274 833 396

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