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USED COLLECT ENGINE GUIDE
Used engines are a particular risk in a pallet network. If the fluids are not drained, they can leak, contaminating other freight, trailer/truck beds and create a slip hazard. If they are not securely fastened to the pallet, they detach and damage other freight, leak oil and become a contact hazard by falling from vehicles. Recent incidents, one of which could have been very serious, have lead to the introduction of these guidelines.
To ensure the safety of employees, the following control measures should be taken.
1 ALL fluids MUST be drained. The driver must have access to the dipstick and will check for oil. There should be no oil showing on the dipstick. If oil is present, the pallet cannot be collected.
2 The pallet should have rags, or oil absorbent mats on top, before the engine is placed on the pallet. Any small drips should be contained, a small amount of oil goes a long way.
3 If the engine has a sump and is therefore not flat, the sump should be in car tyre to help stabilize it.
4 The engine should ideally be fastened to the pallet by at least a ratchet strap. Professional style plastic or steel banding with at least 2 bands should be acceptable. All straps and bands should be protected where they touch the engine to prevent chafing/sliding.
Fastening to the pallet with ROPE, SHRINK WRAP ONLY, SHRINK WRAP THAT IS NOT SEETHROUGH EG BLACK, TAPE ONLY, STRAPS THAT ARE NOT RATCHET, OR PLASTIC /METAL BANDS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN AFFIXED BY A MACHINE OR ARE NOT TIGHT, are not acceptable methods for carriage and collection will be refused.
5 Providing the banding/strap is in place, shrink wrap can be used, as long as there is a hole so the driver can check the dipstick. The strap/band should be visible. If the driver cannot check the oil, the collection can be refused.
The driver can refuse the collection if he has doubts regarding the security of the engine on the pallet, or if there are any fluids left in the engine. Charges may still apply, contact depot.
Paragraph 223 of the Health and Safety Executive, Workplace Transport Safety Guide, states that everyone in the supply chain should co-operate to achieve safety, including the sender, so we all have a duty to ensure the consignment is secure and safe.
Overleaf are good and bad examples of palletised engines for guidance. Should always be drained of fluids.
Tied with rope, not acceptable.
Strapped tightly to the pallet before we collect engine. Ideally should have rags/mats underneath, but it is drained and is a ‘clean’ engine, it is not wet with oil.
Drained, clean engine, on tyre, good pallet machine banded.
Plastic band strapped engine. 4 plastic straps done by machine and tight. Engine sits flat on pallet, no tyre needed.
Ideally should be sat on rags/mat, but not needed as engine is drained, and is very clean.
Straps could benefit from protection, but if bands touch smooth areas then are ok.
These are various examples of how engines can be presented. Use your experience. If you don’t think the freight is safe, then it’s probably not safe. If you don’t think it would travel through the network safely, don’t load it, call the office for advice. If you wouldn’t want it to come through on the trunk for you to deliver, then the chances are that other drivers wouldn’t want it either – call the office.
If you have regular senders of engines or collect engine, you will know who they are. They will be aware of the guidelines and should be packaging within the guidelines, but if you have any doubts, call the office.
Delivery Services are a part of Car Part Couriers and we have been
supplying door to door courier delivery services to the public, scrap
yards, car breakers and to
the automotive industry for over 10 years within the UK and worldwide. Apart from our general car
part delivery service and our delivery service for engines at
we offer pallet freight delivery services for larger items. Our Collect
Engine Delivery Services for engines can also be used for your gearbox, transfer case,
differential (diff) axel and any other large heavy automotive part.
Our trucks have tail lifts and pump trucks onboard so the engine courier service goes safely and smoothly when we collect the engine and when we deliver the engine. All pallet engine delivery services are fully insured but for extra piece of mind you can increase insurance levels, just ask!
1) NO PALLET?, NO PROBLEM! We can supply a pallet and wrap, however we will need to know in advance.
2) Our drivers will call before collection and before delivery to ensure a smooth efficient service.
3) Our engine delivery services are all insured and insurance can also be increased at the time of booking.
4) Our vehicles have tail lifts and pump trucks so the pallet needs to be on firm ground.
5) Our collect engine delivery service for engines has full tracking and updates on your consignments progress.
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