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8MW, 4.16kVA, 60Hz – Testing and Commissioning Power for a Shiploader & Bucket wheel stacker/ Reclaimer 16000 TPH capacity each at Jebel Ali Port, Dubai for an Iron ore project on Bafin Island Canada.

Few months ago we completed the transportation & erection phase of the same project, ahead of time without compromising the quality and safety of the entire operation and also maintaining a 100% HSE pledge for the client.

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Al Faris collaborate with OCE

Al Faris collaborate with ‘Offshore Cable Equipment’ (OCE), specialising in equipment supplies for power cable projects; as their Regional Partner in the MENA Region.

With a strong footprint, extensive local knowledge and corporate offices in UAE, KSA and Bahrain we look forward to offering our joint services to the renewable and interconnect sectors.

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Final phase of a Wind Energy Project in Jordan.

Supporting our customers ANYWHERE, ANYTIME, whatever they need us for!

Currently Al Faris is working on the final phase of a wind energy project on a wind farm in Jordan. This project has been on-going for the last 5 months.

The Liebherr 500t mobile crane was mobilised from our KSA branch along with 3 of our well trained operators to erect wind mills.

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Press Release Al Faris, Fabtech – Ship Loader and Reclaimer

Safety Precautions One Must Undertake While Operating a Crane

Operating a crane should not only be done with caution, it should also be done with intelligence and competence. It may be a cliché to say that most of these rules have been written in blood, but it is true. When mistakes are made while operating a crane, it can result in injury or death. These safety tips will tell you how to avoid this.

What you need to know

It is important that all construction workers wear their safety gear or personal protective equipment. Ignorant or incompetent personnel can be the main cause of overhead crane accidents. Planning ahead and knowing the area where the crane will be operated is of utmost importance. This piece of advice will help overhead crane operators and other construction workers go about things with safe feeling when an overhead crane is needed for a job. From selecting the most qualified operator for the job to checking the mechanical functions of the crane, there are quite a lot of aspects to take into consideration. Keep in mind that there may be elements that are out of your control, yet it is best to be prepared for all situations.

What you need to do

Any construction business has a budget and a target to reach, by ensuring workspace safety, you reduce injuries and in result, medical fees. As an employer, it is your responsibility to ensure that all employees are properly trained and are wearing the appropriate gear. They should protect their heads, feet and eyes in order to be completely safe on site. Be sure to inform your workers about any weight limits, as failure to do so can result in materials being dropped.

Choose a supervisor to keep a look out while the crane operator is doing his job and make sure that all safety planning is done by a qualified candidate before operating a crane. The weather can be unpredictable. It is important that all construction workers are aware of the dangers of operating a crane while heavy rain is falling or in the event of strong winds. An overhead crane cannot function normally if the weather does not play along. Therefore, it is important to avoid working with a crane while experiencing heavy wind or rain. These conditions can cause material to slip out of the hoist and fall onto people or buildings which can result in legal costs.

Furthermore, a crane operator should make sure that the area is cleared before lifting and moving heavy materials. A warning sign should be used when the crane is being operated and other construction workers should avoid standing below the crane at all costs. Avoid working with an overhead crane if there is a minor system malfunction. Operators should also avoid operating the machinery if they are feeling under the weather or medicated in any way. Once again, this is not just for the safety of the operator, but the buildings, machinery and people surrounding the construction site.

Common Crane Hazards and How to Avoid Them

Overhead cranes are a great addition to any construction site, yet these cranes should be handled accordingly as they can put people at risk. The advantage of overhead cranes is that they can be used to lift up and transport heavy materials with the push of a button, without tiring out a whole group of construction workers. The ability of these magnificent machines is as important as the safety hazards they entail.

This page will address the different safety hazards you can come across when handling a crane. It will serve as a guide on how to avoid coming face to face with these hazards while operating an overhead crane.

Check and Ensure the Performance of the Crane

Preparation and proper maintenance are as important as understanding how to operate heavy machinery. Before an overhead crane can be used on a construction site, the operator has to check the surroundings to see whether the overhead crane will be able to function on the site. You have to take overhead power lines, traffic and other buildings into consideration, not mention the amount of people who may or may not be in the surrounding area. Add to this, the amount of people in the vicinity, be sure to consider the overhead crane’s functionality.

Deadly Sins of Overhead Cranes

Have you ever looked at a crane and thought about what would happen if the material it is carrying were to fall? The truth is that this can happen if the overhead crane’s safety features are not followed accordingly. One of the most important things is to make sure that the person operating the machinery is competent to work with a crane. Regular and routine tests are important as it will help the operator to know the weight that the overhead crane is able to lift. Another important factor is the equipment you are using to hoist the material. The operator should make sure that the material is fastened/ strapped safely and securely before attempting to lift and transport heavy material.

Besides checking the crane’s mechanical features, the construction workers should always be sure to wear safety boots and head gear when on site and of course close to the crane. It is important to know that the man himself is as important as his garments, therefore the operator should be aware of the crane’s functionality and capability. Overloading of overhead cranes is, in most cases, caused by incompetent or ill-advised operators. In the event that an operator is unaware of the crane’s loading capacity, it could lead to overloading which could result in materials falling or machinery breaking. The other hazard that goes unnoticed, until it happens of course, is the probability of the crane getting into contact with a power line. This not only poses a threat to the crane operator, but to all people close to the crane. Not to mention the amount of money it would cost to fix the power line. It should be noted that these hazards occur because of faulty planning and can be avoided.

New order for 36 mobile cranes worth 25 million euros!

Proud to announce our new order in 2019 for 36 mobile cranes with Liebherr, worth 25 million euros.

The order includes twelve cranes from the new Liebherr LRT rough terrain crane series and 4 new LTM all terrain crane series. Al Faris is one of Liebherr’s largest customers and currently has around 400 Liebherr cranes in its fleet.

At Al Faris, we continuously invest in technologically advanced equipment that are cost efficient for our clients.  NO COMPROMISE ON QUALITY! 

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Al Faris at BREAKBULK ME

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Important considerations to make before renting a forklift truck

A forklift truck will come in handy in a warehouse or a place where you need to tow up some goods or machine. It can also help you tow out if you have to accomplish a particular task with a forklift, here are some things you need to know before renting one.

A forklift can be very useful for a temporary help

There are a lot of things you may need a forklift truck to accomplish. If you have a machine breakdown that tends to slow down your work, a forklift truck can help you replace a bad truck with another model as repairs are ongoing.

Renting a forklift truck is not as expensive as you think

You may be considering the initial cost of renting a forklift truck. But you will find out taking this decision will save you a lot of time and cost in the long run. It will help you keep things going and continue your maintenance or repairs.

Inspect before renting

Before renting a forklift truck, it is important to inspect what you are renting. Remember that this truck moves from one place to the other. It usually passes from one hand to the other. So, it will be ideal to inspect the forklift truck before renting.

How long do you need the forklift truck?

You need to know what you need the forklift for and how long you will need it. This will help you plan well and stick to your budget. You don’t want to rent the equipment you may not start using immediately.

Understand the type of fuel the forklift uses

This is necessary to plan well for the fuel consumption of the forklift truck.  When you have the fuel for the machine on ground, your project will move smoothly.

Find out the dimensions of the lifting area

It is important to know the area you need to move loads. This will help you determine the lift height you need.

What is the highest weight of the loads you want to move?

With this knowledge, you will be able to select the right forklift for the type of job you want. It is easy to make the wrong choice when selecting a forklift truck. But with information on the weight of the load, you will select the truck that is perfect for such weight.

In conclusion, ask questions about the renting contract wherever you are not clear. It is better to have a full knowledge of what you are getting. This will prevent disagreements during and after the renting deal.

Things you should avoid when renting equipment

There are several benefits of renting equipment. It is a great way to accomplish your task while saving some money in the process. Equipment rental will come in handy when you need to make use of the equipment on a temporary basis. But a lot of people make certain mistakes when renting some of these machines. The mistakes pointed out here are very common among contractors. We believe you are going to avoid them in future if we point out some of the most common ones here.

Failing to read through the contract details

A lot of renters have made this mistake in the past. No matter how you think you understand the contract requirements, it’s still important to go through the paper documents. There may be things you might miss. Apart from reading through, you need to ask questions where you are not really clear.

Ask questions about damage liability, late charges, delivery, and fuel liability. When it comes to contract agreements of this nature, miscommunication can cause a lot of damage. So, it’s important to understand the entire contract terms, both written and unwritten, before renting the equipment.

Always settling for the lowest price

As with anything else, you always get what you pay for. Do not assume something is always better when you are getting it cheap. The main consideration here should be the cost in the long run. Yes, you might get the equipment very cheap, but how much are you going to lose when it breaks down?  This is the reason why you need to look at other factors before choosing a cheaper one for rent. Make sure you are renting from a reputable company renowned for their quality of service. That way, you will have a small sense of assurance you are renting good equipment.

Renting the wrong equipment

Before you select the equipment, research properly on the type of machine you need. Look carefully at the specifications of what you need. Identify the machinery and tools that will help you complete the project in the safest and more efficient manner. When you rent the wrong equipment, it can lead to delays and waste of resources.

Renting at the wrong time

Before you set out to rent equipment, make sure you are set to use that equipment. Remember that your rent time starts when you move the equipment from your supplier or when you have sealed the contract.  You will be wasting money when you keep the rented equipment idle while you are still prepping things up. Make sure you rent the equipment at the right time when you need it.