Rigging / lifting

Altrad Sparrows supply, repair, maintain and manage the complete package of lifting equipment required for lifting operations.

Whether it is your own equipment or Altrad Sparrows supplied, our lifting equipment team can manage all your tooling requirements through fully stocked rigging lofts or ad-hoc work packs that are fully maintained and compliant.

We use Remote Frequency Identification (RFID) tagging, which is a more efficient and advanced method of tracking equipment than using traditional T-cards. Use of RFID supports:

  • Best practice through quicker inventory checks
  • Full rotation of equipment
  • Reduces non-compliance
  • Use along with or instead of T-cards.

All our equipment is Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) compliant and meets Health & Safety (HSE) and Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) regulations.

We pride ourselves on supplying only high-quality equipment that is safe and will stand the test of time. We rent and sell a variety of lifting and rigging equipment including:

  • Rigging loft containers
  • Chain blocks
  • Lever hoists
  • Powered hoists
  • Wire rope pulling machines
  • Beam clamps and trolleys
  • Shackles
  • Sheave blocks
  • Water bags
  • Load cells
  • Webbing slings
  • Wire rope slings
  • Chain slings
  • Turnbuckles
  • Safety / inertia reels
  • Harnesses
  • Life jackets.

Rigging loft and equipment management

Fully equipped rigging loft containers, installed with lighting and heating, provide a safe and secure area to store equipment.

We fully manage the rigging loft container and all the associated equipment for our customers. Planned maintenance schedules and inspections ensure the integrity of all equipment at all times. Containers are typically changed out every six months when we refurbish and repair each piece of equipment individually.

As part of our management service, we coordinate all logistics and certification documentation for you.

Quality and delivery are ensured by our controlled maintenance, logistics, and documentation procedures.

Maintenance and repair

Our specially equipped workshop facilities allow us to quickly turn around the repair and refurbishment of all equipment.

During this process all equipment is degreased, hot washed, flash dried, shot blasted, examined and painted by our trained technicians.

The same high standard of maintenance is applied to our own equipment when rented to you as part of managed contracts and we will also repair and refurbish any customer owned equipment.

Each piece of equipment is issued with guidance information on use and operation.

By implementing and controlling optimal maintenance schedules we can increase equipment availability and up-time.