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5 Tips for Crane Hand and Voice Signals

With the introduction of new construction crane standards and certifications, there are some key tips that people sitting these tests need to remember when taking the signal person test.   1. Understand crane operations and limitations When a signaller understands what crane operations, limitations and results may occur when certain signals are given to direct […]

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What Are the Most Common Crane Hazards?

Working at height is dangerous, and when you add machinery and large construction cranes into the mix it becomes hazardous if the correct safety measures and precautions are not followed properly. If things go wrong, it can lead to injuries, fatalities and damage cost to buildings and materials. But, what are the most common crane […]

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Top 10 Construction Crane Facts

NMT Crane Hire prides itself on offering quality crane hire throughout the UK. Cranes are integral pieces of machinery in construction, helping transform urban areas with building offices, bridges, skyscrapers and more. Every modern skyline in a bustling city was built with the help of a crane. Here are some facts about construction cranes. 10 […]

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City Cranes and their Benefits

In city construction, where space can be limited, city cranes offer the primary advantages of having an adjustable turning circle as well as a smaller footprint. But, they also come with a few other things that make them the perfect asset for your construction project. Varied Capacities of City Cranes City cranes come in a wide […]

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Three Important Points For Crane Safety

Working with cranes requires specific training and expertise in order to utilise these in a safe and risk-free manner. There are legal requirements that need to be upheld to ensure you are safety compliant. NMT Crane Hire have outlined three important points to follow when it comes to crane safety. 1. Risk assessment A risk […]

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Career Pathways Within the Crane Industry

What are your options? So you’ve made the decision that you would like to work within heavy construction. But it can be overwhelming knowing that there are a few different options out there for you to now explore. NMT Crane Hire help break down the different options available, to ensure you can make an informed […]

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Different Types Of Cranes: Tower v Mobile

The choice of crane you decide on hiring can have a big impact on the work you will be undergoing. Although there are plenty of different types of cranes, we typically narrow our cranes down to just two, mobile cranes and tower cranes. They have proved to be popular, efficient and each has strengths and […]

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How Temperature Can Affect Crane Safety

How Temperature Can Affect Crane Safety Working in construction can often strike up many complications when it comes to the weather. The winter brings the bitter cold, the rain and snow that can be problematic and time-consuming to your work schedule, whilst the summer can bring dry and hot conditions that can also cause major […]

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Top Reasons for Crane Hire

Top Reasons for Crane Hire Crane hire is used for various different reasons; some are more common than others. Different types of cranes can also be hired for different types of jobs. In particular, the most common cranes’ people hire are mobile cranes and tower cranes. Mobile cranes are fantastic for various different tasks and […]

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How the Tower Crane Helped Build the Burj Khalifa

How the Tower Crane Helped Build the Burj Khalifa The Burj Khalifa is now the tallest and most established building in the world. From the initial designing of the building back in 2004 to the finished product when it was finally opened in 2010, so much thought, effort and manual labour had to be considered […]

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NMT Cranes Lift Slugs at Tate Britain

Cranes Lift Slugs at Tate Britain Cranes are known to be a prevalent part of the construction industry, but mobile cranes have also become an integral part of other industries. You may have seen or heard about the two giant LED slugs that currently surround the outside of the Tate Britain, which were lifted into […]

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The Team Behind Every Crane Job

The Team Behind Every Crane Job When picturing a crane, most people will conjure up an image of a tall, slight structure, operating high in the skies and manoeuvring large products and materials. In order for that image to come to life, however, there are a number of steps which have to be taken, and […]

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What Can Mobile Cranes Do?

Mobile cranes are synonymous with construction. The majority of building sites or architectural development sites will feature a crane of some description, helping us to achieve new feats of engineering every single day. Despite being such a prevalent part of the construction industry, mobile cranes have also transcended into a number of industries and have […]

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A Guide to Crane Safety

A Guide to Crane Safety As one of the biggest pieces of machinery known to man, there are strict procedures and protocols in place for when it comes to operating a crane. To avoid any injuries or mishaps, there are a number of rules surrounding crane safety that must be adhered to in order to […]

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A Beginners Guide to Crane Hire

A Beginners Guide to Crane Hire Despite being used on a variety of different construction sites all around the world, the process of hiring a crane is far more complex than you might think. In their latest blog post, NMT Crane Hire Ltd outline each and every step you need to take in order to […]

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How a Heavy Haulage Company Copes with the Christmas Rush

How a Heavy Haulage Company Copes With the Christmas Rush Christmas is a time for giving presents, eating lots of food and drinking lots of drink, but to make this period the most wonderful time of the year, there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes. To ensure your Christmas presents, trees and […]

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The NMT Blog of Crane Records

The NMT Blog of Crane Records Cranes are synonymous for lifting big and lifting high, but in their own world, what are some of the biggest feats achieved by cranes? In their latest blog post, NMT Crane Hire breakdown all the records set by cranes to provide you with the definitive collection of crane records. […]

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