Lorry Loader Lifting Plan

When lifting heavy or large objects, it is important to consider the risks involved. As a lorry loader driver, it is likely that you will be regularly loading and unloading a variety of goods, which can cause muscle strain and injury and if managed incorrectly. By preparing yourself with a…

5 Common Causes of Crane Accidents and How To Avoid Them

Moving large and heavy loads is crucial to today’s building industry, making lorry loader drivers and crane lorries indispensable. Despite advancements in technology to make working with cranes safer, there is always the chance of accidents occurring and machine faults when using heavy machinery. At HGMS, we work with lorry…

Handballing – How To Safely Break Down a Load

Unloading goods such as construction aggregate, wall panels, and bathroom fittings can be dangerous, and must always be undertaken with appropriate training. Whether it is the driver’s responsibility to break down a load or if the consignment simply needs delivering to the site, there are several safety precautions that should…

Working Safely Near Overhead Power Lines

Specialist vehicle and machinery operators using cranes, lorry loaders and tipping trailers are at risk of fatal injury when working near overhead power lines. Their height and proximity to the wires when loading, unloading, lifting, and stacking goods makes them particularly at risk. As a specialist driver resourcing company, it…

Hi-Vis & HIABS – PPE for Drivers in Construction

Distributing goods on a 32 tonne HGV and being responsible for its load can be a hazardous occupation, especially in the construction and building industry. Whether you are operating a crane or handballing your pallets, it is important to put safety first and wear the right personal protective equipment (PPE)…

HGMS Colleagues Support Local Hospice

On Sunday 2nd of June, two colleagues from HGMS, Natalie & Tracy, took part in the Clarendon Way Walk for a local Children’s Hospice, Naomi House. Natalie and Tracy walked 26.2 miles from Winchester to Salisbury, raising over £200 in the process. Naomi House & Jacksplace hospices provide specialist hospice…