Scaffolding supplier Generation UK has procured two Hiab 188B-2 Hi Duo Cranes on a Scania chassis, as part of efforts to retain its FORS Silver accreditation.
The cranes are operated by remote control and connected to the company’s Hiconnect system, which tracks and serves up data on crane usage and operator performance.
It said the data would be used to provide evidence of carbon reduction initiatives, which is necessary for continuous Silver accreditation, itself a requirement for a portion of the firm’s customers.
“As the UK’s largest supplier of scaffolding we deliver materials to some of the biggest construction sites which have stringent requirements around site safety,” said Generation’s national fleet and transport manager, Jamie Whale.
“Commercial sites require lifting plans from delivery suppliers like us and we often have site-specific guidelines to adhere to, which helps to manage risk and improve health and safety.
“Space can be challenging and we often have a small window to deliver, so we need to make sure we can deliver safely and swiftly; investing in the right equipment helps us to do that.
“I’m really pleased we have a tool which makes it easier for us to evidence our sustainable credentials and continue operating on those sites. The platform gives us real-time insights on operator performance and actual crane usage, we fully expect to reduce our fuel emissions over time."