OTP Tandem Lifting

The Tandem Lift Guidance document has been issued to support the selection of Road/Rail Excavator/Cranes which are capable of compliantly tandem lifting concrete and wood panels based on proximity hazards and track parameters. . This guidance is aimed at staff directly involved in planning, selecting, operating or controlling lifting operations with RRV Excavator/Cranes as well as those involved in managing RRV Excavator/Cranes.

Supporting the guidance is a panel removal process that outlines the current ways in which track panels are removed, from the initial cutting phase, lifting operation through to the loading onto wagons or trailers. There are four sections each giving a description of: cutting rails, breaking out panels or components, lifting methods and loading onto wagons/trailers. Aligned to each method is a table that lists the number of machines that can undertake the lift at different radii at an angle of 45º: the greater the radii the less number of complaint Road Rail Vehicles that can be used.

Following the initial Guidance on Good Practice for Selection of RRV Excavator Cranes for Tandem Lifting of Track Panels, an updated version for the section on machine selection (colour coding) can be seen within attached documents.


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