HomeHome SearchSearch MenuMenu Our productsOur products

Do operators using lifting equipment require external training?

by , 22 October 2013
One of the most commonly asked questions about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is whether or not operators using lifting equipment require external training. Read on to find out what the law says...

Driven Machinery Regulation 18 deals with lifting machines and lifting tackles. It also applies to the use of lifting equipment.

Here's what the Regulation says about operators using lifting equipment and training

According to Driven Machinery Regulation 18, you have to ensure your equipment is only operated by trained operators.

The Health & Safety Advisor says that you must conduct training with a registered training facilitator and a certificate for the training should be available.

Keep in mind that in-house training isn't acceptable.

In addition, the certificate isn't open-ended and usually expires after two years. Apart from the training, your operators should also have a medical certificate indicating they're fit to operate the lifting equipment.

FSP Business adds that if you use lifting equipment in your company, it's your responsibility to ensure the equipment is:

  • Made correctly;
  • Made of sound material;
  • Of adequate strength;
  • Free from patent defects; and
  • Constructed in accordance with accepted technical standards


Now that you know what the law says about operators using lifting equipment, make sure you comply.
 



Related articles




Related articles



Related Products



Comments
0 comments


Recommended for You 

  Quick Tax Solutions for Busy Taxpayers – 35 tax answers at a glance



Here are all the most interesting, thought-provoking and common tax questions
asked by our subscribers over the last tax year – everything from A to Z!

To download Quick Tax Solutions for Busy Taxpayers – 35 tax answers at a glance click here now >>>
  Employees always sick? How to stop it today



Make sure you develop a leave policy to regulate sick leave in your company.

BONUS! You'll find an example of the leave policy and procedure in this report.

To download Employees always sick? How to stop it today click here now >>>
  Absenteeism: Little known ways to reduce absenteeism



This FREE e-report will tell you how you can reduce absenteeism in your workplace while avoiding the CCMA and without infringing your employees' labour rights.

To download Absenteeism: Little known ways to reduce absenteeism click here now >>>
  7 Health & safety strategies to save you thousands



Don't let a health and safety incident cost you one more cent. Implement these seven
strategies in your company today.

To download 7 Health & safety strategies to save you thousands click here now >>>