Construction Regulations 2014 requires you to do the following if your employees use material hoists
#1: If you're a contractor, Construction Regulations 2014 say you must ensure that every material hoist and its tower have been constructed in accordance with the generally accepted technical standards and are strong enough and free from defects.
#2: The South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors explains that, in terms of Construction Regulations 2014, you (the contractor) must ensure that the tower of every material hoist is:
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That's not all these Construction Regulations say about material hoists
#3: You (the contractor) must ensure that every material hoist has an efficient brake capable of holding the platform with its maximum load in any position when power isn't being supplied to the hoisting machinery.
#4: Construction Regulations 2014 also require you to ensure that the hoisting rope of every material hoist with a remote winch is effectively protected from damage.
Now that you know the safety requirements for material hoists, make sure you comply with Construction Regulations 2014.