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Machinery Moving Site Survey: Why You Should Have One

January 2021

Moving heavy machinery or medical equipment is a logistical challenge that needs to be carefully managed. If you have any concerns about the works you should arrange for an experienced moving contractor to undertake a site survey before you do anything else. This will help to ensure that the site move is correctly assessed and any potential problems are identified.

Here at Flegg, our experienced surveying staff use their previous hands-on knowledge of moving machinery and medical equipment to assess the job and help you make sure that the move is as safe and efficient as it can possibly be. Flegg can also assist with transport and installation of equipment and even provide a full factory relocation or medical relocation service.

Here are some of the key benefits of conducting a survey before moving heavy machinery or medical equipment.

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Before moving any sensitive equipment, it is vital to have a clear plan in place. During the survey, we will provide in-depth advice on all preparations that need to be made before machinery is moved. This prevents damage to fragile medical equipment and reduces safety issues associated with heavy duty machinery during the moving process. At this point, we can also provide a clear and realistic timetable for the move so you can plan accordingly. A wealth of information will be collected about all equipment, so we can formulate RAMS and give a thorough assessment of each piece of equipment before it is moved.



Managing risk is essential during a site move and a machinery moving site survey will allow us to do just that. We can identify any potential safety issues and provide you with solutions to mitigate that risk as much as possible. The survey also provides more information so staff with the right skills and experience are allocated to the works, which further improves safety.

Essential Equipment


Using the right equipment is paramount if you want to move items safely without damaging them. Using the wrong equipment could lead to severe delays, expensive damage or serious injury. During the survey, we will assess all machinery and ensure the right vehicles, lifting equipment, and tackle are all provided for the job.

Managing Costs

Managing costs is important for businesses when moving vital machinery or expensive medical equipment, whether they are moving to a location on the same site or opening a completely new site. In order to manage your finances properly, you need accurate, cost effective quotes for the move before you get started. A survey can provide exactly that, so you have a clear breakdown of the cost and we will work to find ways to save you money wherever we can.

If you are planning a factory move or transport sensitive medical equipment, it’s vital that you have a machinery moving site survey carried out beforehand. This will ensure that your move is properly planned, the safety issues are managed, and the costs are calculated accurately.

Here at Flegg, our expert team has a wealth of hands-on experience with moving heavy machinery and medical equipment so we can carry out your survey and assist with the move itself, making the whole process as easy as possible for you.

Find out more by calling 0845 458 4958 or emailing info@fleggprojects.co.uk. Alternatively, you can reach us on our contact page and we will get back to you soon.

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