Lifting Equipment Inspections
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Since the purpose of lifting equipment is to deal with heavy loads and substantial mechanical forces, the failure of any part of a crane, hoist, sling, winch, or other items of gear can result in a sudden, uncontrolled release of energy. Such occurrences can easily lead to extensive equipment and building damage, injuries to personnel, and even fatalities. As a result, the Health and Safety Executive are always keen to enforce safety law in this area.
In order to fulfil their legal obligations under the LOLER and PUWER groups of regulations, UK firms and organizations must ensure that frequent lifting equipment inspections are completed and that any faults are acted upon immediately. In order for these activities to be monitored, inspections, tests, and repairs must be documented, and these records made available to officials on demand.
As is the case with the PAT testing system many workplaces employ to monitor the safety of their electrical appliances, lifting equipment inspections can be carried out in-house by a suitably skilled member of the team. However, this should not be the same person who maintains the equipment as this would lead to a blatant conflict of interests, nor should it be someone who lacks expertise with the gear in question. For these reasons, as well as that of full transparency, most organizations bring in a company specializing in lifting equipment inspection services. This way, the gear is checked to the highest standards with no question of bias.
Contact Us for Lifting Equipment Inspections
Bishop Lifting has been provided lifting equipment inspections UK wide for over 30 years. All our inspectors are LEEA accredited and experienced in working on all types of lifting operations. By using RFID equipment tags and providing access to your documentation by means of our online portal, we can take the stress out of the inspection process for you. Contact us to learn more.