A wide or abnormal load is a vehicle or load that either weighs more than 44000KG, has a width of or above 2.9m or has a rigid length of more than 18.65m. If this load needs moving then there are rules and regulations that need to be followed. These regulations make sure that everything is moved in a safe way for both the load and the public.
Here at Site Movements UK, we have a range of wide load and abnormal load escort vehicles. Which can be rented and hired either on their own or as part of a fully contracted load move. We pride ourselves on complying with the Highway Agency’s Code of Practice. And our fully trained drivers and load handlers are able to skillfully and safely escort the loads.
Wideload Health & Safety
Our vehicles can be rented out locally, around Bury and the Greater Manchester area. However, we also rent out escort vehicles nationwide, across the whole of the UK.
If you have a wide or abnormal load that needs escorting or transporting, why not get in touch with one of our transport team today? Our operators are trained to the highest standard in health & safety. As a result, they’re able to advise you on the best way to transport your load.
What is Wideload Escorting?
Another service Site Movements UK offer is Wideload Escorting which we conduct when a load is wider than 9 feet and 6 inches. If this is the case we are fully qualified to transport the load to our clients desired position, safely and professionally.
Because you need to follow the regulations when it comes to wide load escorting, our service is essential to many companies that need to transport items or goods around the country. Ultimately, if the wide load is not handled properly, then it can be very dangerous. Unsafe Transportation may lead to the load falling or breaking and can also cause road accidents.
There are a few specifications that name a wide loaded vehicle such as:
- Weight that is over 44,000 kg
- Axle load of more than 10,000 kg
- Width more than 2.9 meters
- Rigid length of over 18.65 meters
Site Movements UK expert Operators can Deliver your Wide Load
Here at Site Movements UK, we have very experienced vehicle operators and drivers that have all the skills and qualifications to escort your Wide Loads throughout the UK. Site Movements UK have a selection of lorries that can arrive at your site to transport the load wherever it is needed!
All of the vehicles we use to escort wide loads are fully equipped in accordance with laws on wide load carriers. Which ensures that our service is carried out the best standard. So, whether you require a part or full escort you can ensure we will complete the job to the best of our ability!
Contact us today to discuss our compliant and professional transport service for abnormal or wideloads!