Plant Handling and Movement

Plant handling should only be carried out by highly trained professionals. We are fully accredited and have more than 30 years’ experience in plant handling, of both heavy and fragile items.

We offer turn-key solutions, which includes project management of any plant installation, from a single commercial boiler to the entire contents of a manufacturing facility. All site surveys, necessary risk assessments and job-specific method statements carried out by our fully trained and competent operatives to ensure that the correct personnel are selected and that the plant handling and movement task is executed safely , on time and on budget . Also, all 1st Industrial and Commercial Services operatives are fully trained to the high standards to ensure all tasks are executed as planned.

Heavy plant we regularly move include:

• Air conditioning and air handling equipment
• Chiller and condensing units
• Generators and pumps
• Electrical switchgear and HV equipment
• Commercial flues, chimneys and pipework
• Fuel and oil tanks
• Heavy building materials

1st Industrial and Commercial Services can also offload and store all your new or existing plant at our fully insured depot. Delivering when required, to the site using our own transport, with either self-loading Hiab’s, fork trucks or by crane, then move and install through a variety of methods, including mechanical or pneumatic skates, stair climbing machines/robots , machine skoots and bespoke made lifting frames, depending on project requirements. No matter the challenges presented, 1st Industrial and Commercial Services can provide a solution to ensure smooth project completion.

Here’s a video of us moving a fuel tank in place for Conquest Hospital in East Sussex.

From a single commercial boiler to the entire contents of a manufacturing facility, we are here to facilitate your every need no matter the load or location.

We pride ourselves on our ability to accommodate our clients with the minimal of disruptions, even during the most challenging projects. We offer the leading lifting and moving techniques operated by a fully skilled and trained operative team.

Health & Safety

Every project we undertake is covered by our full comprehensive method statement & risk assessments and all operatives have undergone the relevant training:

  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Manual Handling
  • Fire Training
  • Confined Space
  • Working at Height
  • Banksman Slinger (CPCS)
  • Forklift (CPCS)
  • Crane Supervisor (CPCS)
  • Crane Appointed Person (CPCS) etc

Get your FREE site survey

We are offering a FREE survey that includes fuel sampling, tank inspection and an advisory report to ensure that you can continue to operate your power generation in the future confidently. Simply fill in your details below and one of our team will be in touch to arrange your survey.

Plant testing and movement