Safety regulations when it comes
to transporting a Mobile Building

One of the greatest advantages of a mobile building is that it can be easily moved. Whether you need to relocate a building across you existing site, or to entirely new premises, they can be dismantled, transported and reassembled in a matter of days.

However, transporting a mobile building can be more complicated and dangerous than it first appears, which is why it’s vital that it is done correctly.

When it comes to moving mobile buildings, the process runs as follows:

  • Before they can be transported, your buildings will be disconnected from the mains electricity supply, water and any utilities
  • Although mobile buildings and cabins can often be transported whole, modular buildings will then need to be dismantled into smaller, more easily transportable sections
  • Once they have been disconnected and dismantled, your buildings are ready to transport. Each section will be lifted by a crane onto a trailer, carefully secured, and taken to the new location
  • On arrival, they will be removed from the trailer, reassembled and reconnected to the mains and utilities


Although the process may seem simple, there are risks and dangers involved in transporting portable and modular building at every step of the process. Firstly, care needs to be taken whilst disconnecting the mains electricity, water and utilities to ensure that the process is safe, as this can be very dangerous if done incorrectly.

Mobile buildings need to be dismantled and assembled in a specific order and manner, and failure to do this correctly can be both dangerous, and cause serious damage to the building itself. In addition, it’s crucial that they are loaded and unloaded onto a trailer in the right way, using the right equipment, and secured properly to avoid structural damage during the transport process.

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