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Granada Cranes & Handling and COVID-19 Granada Cranes and Handling are managing how we best respond to the COVID-19 virus outbreak; its impact on our staff, our customers and our suppliers. Our principal priority is to maintain the safety and health of staff, customers and suppliers. We have therefore implemented strict safety measures and are following all government advice to ensure we can operate safely while maintaining the level of …Read More

ISO 45001 Accreditation

Overhead Cranes manufacturer Granada Cranes and Handling awarded ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety accreditation. Granada Cranes and Handling have recently migrated from OHSAS 18001 and have now been awarded UKAS accredited ISO 45001 certification from NQA. Who is NQA? NQA is a leading global independently accredited certification body, providing assessments (audits) of organizations to various Management System Standards since 1988. NQA is part of NTS, the leading independent provider …Read More

Safecontractor Accreditation

Overhead Cranes manufacturer Granada Cranes and Handling awarded Safe contractor accreditation. Granada Cranes and Handling have been awarded “Safecontractor” accreditation. Safecontractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by existing and future clients. Under the Safecontractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting …Read More

1840 | Weston Load Brake Invented

Weston Load Brake invented in 1840 Weston Load brake invented by Thomas Weston in the late 1800’s, Still a fundamental element of almost all manually operated hoists (and many electric hoists). The Weston system worked with friction disks that functioned as the brakes for the load shaft. The system had multiple parts, which allowed users of the crane to maintain control of the load at all time. If there is …Read More

1845 | New Winch Patented

Sampson Moore & Co patent new high capacity winch Sampson Moore & Co in Liverpool England patented a new winch mechanism that allowed the lifting of heavier weights (such as naval guns) by using an electric motor.

1861 | First Steam Powered Crane in England

1861 First steam powered crane in England First steam powered overhead crane installed at the Crewe Railway Workshops by John Ramsbotton. Power was transmitted to the crane from a pulley driven by a stationary engine through and endless cotton rope.

1876 | First Electric Overhead Crane System in England

Sampson Moore supply the first overhead crane system in England Sampson Moore in England design and supply the first ever electric overhead crane system for The Royal Arsenal of Woolwich. The new overhead crane was used in order to lift ammunition, explosives, and weaponry. The Royal Arsenal also was one of the first organizations to use electric overhead cranes, but it became much more wide spread in the years to …Read More