Safety is your main concern when you own a factory; if you aren't safe, your employees could be injured and your facility could be questioned by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in your area. To avoid this when you're moving to a new facility, you may want to consider hiring a heavy equipment transportation service. The businesses that run these services understand how to move your equipment, so you can prevent your own employees from performing actions they may not be prepared for.
Moving Securely: Safety in Numbers
Moving companies know that safety comes in numbers. For every large piece of machinery, the company provides enough workers to move it onto air pallets, lift decks, or wheeled trolleys, so the equipment can be safely moved to a moving vehicle and rolled up a ramp or lifted into the vehicle, depending on the machinery's size.
You may notice that the company has high-quality pulley systems, air pallets, or bearing systems that do the majority of the work; by using these techniques, the workers don't have as much of a risk of hurting their backs or being crushed due to the weight of the machinery.
Insurance Coverage: Don't Risk Damage
If you decide to move your machinery yourself, you're taking a serious risk. While you have some insurance coverage for your company, you will need to prove that you moved items correctly in order to be compensated for damage caused.
Using a moving service can help, because the company is trained to move your items without making mistakes. The company is moving your equipment within regulations, and if damage is caused, you'll be compensated through the company's compensation program instead of having to worry about filing a claim with your own insurance carrier.
Unloading: Setting Up Your Equipment
The final and sometimes best part of hiring a heavy machinery moving company is that the movers are trained to reassemble your equipment. If you had to move a large piece of equipment that then needs to be adhered to the ground, for instance, the people who moved it should know how to do so, helping you save time when you move into the new factory.
Best of all, because you're hiring these services from someone else, you aren't the one who would be liable for injuries, damaged equipment, or missing items after the move. Instead, you can simply call the company and request compensation.
These are a few reasons using a moving company can help when you want to transfer your heavy equipment elsewhere. Make sure you feel comfortable with the company, and then relax knowing everything is taken care of.