ESTA’s long-awaited best practice guide for the use of SPMTs is due to be published in Munich this April, during the organisation’s meeting at Bauma.
The new guidelines will help address the problem of trailers tipping over, which has happened on some occasions even though then operating rules and stability calculations have been precisely followed.
Clients had asked what the industry was going to do about the problem and in response, ESTA created a working group that included representatives from several of our leading members, plus manufacturers and clients.
You can order your hard copy of the SMPT Best practice guide for € 16,50 including shipping costs.
* Disclaimer translations: These versions of the Best Practice Guide are translations of the original in the English language and issued for information purposes only. In case of a discrepancy, the English original will prevail.
The working group contained representatives from Collett, Fagioli, Goldhofer, Kamag, Mammoet, RDW (the Dutch Department of Road Transport), Sarens, Scheuerle, Shell, Wagenborg Nedlift and The Works International.
The guide covers a wide range of topics including:
- lines of communication
- equipment capacity, maintenance and design
- design of the load
- load documentation and information
- operator and engineer training
- engineering a transport
- work environment