Lifting Equipment Maintenance and Repairs
Repair and Testing
Prompt and thorough repairs are a vital part of lifting equipment maintenance. All work should be completed by competent engineers, and ideally repaired equipment should then be tested before it is put back into service.
Various groups of regulations, including LOLER and PUWER, require work equipment to be inspected to make sure it is up to health and safety standards. Companies and individuals who own lifting equipment, anyone who uses lifting equipment, and anyone who employs someone who uses such equipment all have responsibilities under these laws. In all cases, lifting gear should be checked every time it is used, and subjected to thorough examination every 6 or 12 months as specified in the regulations.
When such inspections reveal faults or wear, lifting equipment repairs should be performed before the rig is used. Depending on the nature of the fault, repairs can be carried out in-house, or by a lifting equipment repair service like ours here at Bishop Lifting. Our experienced engineers are LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) accredited, and can repair any item, from the simplest component to a complex crane or custom lifting rig. You are in safe hands when you entrust us with your industrial lifting equipment maintenance and repairs.
Whenever lifting equipment maintenance and repairs are carried out, it is wise to conduct documented testing to show that the gear remains safe and suitable for use. With three decades’ experience in the industry, our team is fully qualified to check that any repairs have been completed properly, and that a repaired system as a whole is safe to use. The documentation produced as a result of such tests will help you demonstrate compliance with the above regulations, too.