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25th June 2020

Here at Logos Logistics, we take our case making and export packing service very seriously, and you should too. No matter what heavy, awkward or sensitive equipment or machinery you wish to move, ensuring that it is securely packed is imperitive. How the tool or machine is packed can often be the difference between a safe, successful shipment and a costly exercise in terms of both time and money, leading to a high cost of moving heavy machinery.

For that reason, this blog will give you our best 5 tips for successful pallet packing so you can ensure an effective relocation

Always Plan Before Moving

Always Plan Before Moving

Before you move anything, you need to make sure your team know exactly what they are doing as well as listing everything that needs to be moved to maximise productivity. Consider constructing a timetable listing all of the duties of every individual so the team know what they are doing during the transportation process.

You should also be planning the logical steps of the transportation process, this way you will reduce unnecessary movements and therefore use your time more efficiently, since wasting time can cost you even more money.

Finally, make sure you check that the new location has the correct power supply for the machinery and that the floor can handle the weight.

Safety - Identify the Risks and Hazardsy

Safety - Identify the Risks and Hazardsy

This is arguably the most important aspect to consider when planning to move Machinery. The Safer you make it for your team, the smoother the transportation process will go. After all, paying for any damages or injuries will be a lot more expensive than hiring professionals to do your move for you in the first place.

Key tips are:

  1. Measure the size, weight and length of the cargo so you know what you are dealing with.
  2. Check the cargo is properly secured.
  3. Make sure team members are able to ask for help when they feel they need it. Remove any obstacles before moving.

The key risks and hazards to identify are:

  1. Exposure of sharp or pointed edges which can cause cuts or stabbing.
  2. Exposure of rough surfaces which can cause abrasion of the skin.
  3. Possibility of machine material or emission being too dangerous or toxic for human contact e.g. hot water can cause severe burns and electricity can cause shock.
  4. of being crushed between machine material while moving.
Consider Warranty and Insurance if Anything go Wrong

Consider Warranty and Insurance if Anything go Wrong

As much as you should try to avoid any accidents from happening, you need to plan what to do in case one does take place.

Make sure you record the state of equipment and inventory before moving in case damage occurs once it reaches the final location. It is better to get an engineer to properly evaluate machinery to check everything is okay and is ready for transportation. Another useful tip is to check if the equipment you intend to move is actually advised to be moved by your supplier.

In some cases, the contract you signed with your suppliers states that they need to be present when you move equipment manufactured by them, so make sure you check this!

Evaluate the Weight, Height, and Length of the Machine

Evaluate the Weight, Height, and Length of the Machine

Knowing the weight, height, and length of the equipment you are working with is crucial to know to minimise risks and hazards. As moving specialists, we can tell you that even thought some equipment may feel light when pushing, this does not mean that it will feel light when lifting as well.

The key is to ensure stability and this can be done by using tools such as cranes, pallets, forklifts etc. Which tool you use to lift also depends on the weight, height and length of what you are lifting.

Make Sure the Final Location is Big Enough For Both the Machine and the Person Operating it.

Make Sure the Final Location is Big Enough For Both the Machine and the Person Operating it.

This is very easy to forget when selecting where you want to drop off the machine. Yes you have to check that the machine can fit inside the room, but you can't stop there. You need to take into account the people needing to operate the machine. They could even be in that room for hours so ensuring that the location you have selected is big enough for both the machine and the operator is going to be beneficial for the efficiency of your business.

 

The team at Logos Logistics follow all of these steps, and more, to ensure that we provide excellent timber base and cases, and pallet packing service. All of our timber cases are manufactured in accordance to ISPM15 standards, meaning that they are suitable for use in international shipments by air, road or sea.

Our certified service means that whether we are supplying the case, handling the export packing or managing the freight, you can be sure that your machinery is in safe hands.

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