Lifting tackle includes items such as cranes, cables, chain slings, hooks and forklifts.
The Health & Safety Advisor says if you use lifting equipment in your company, it's your responsibility to ensure the equipment is:
But, your legal obligations don't end there.
You must implement a Lifting Tackle Maintenance Programme
Lifting tackle safety is ultimately up to the user.
That's why you must implement a continuous Lifting Tackle Maintenance Programme. This will ensure the safety of employees who use lifting tackle.
You must appoint a person who will be responsible for maintaining the total lifting tackle programme.
This person must ensure:
Having a Lifting Tackle Maintenance Programme will help ensure your employees know how to use lifting tackle correctly. This will, in turn, increase the safety of your employees and increase the life span of the equipment.
In addition to your Lifting Tackle Maintenance Programme, make sure your employees are aware of these 12 safety rules when using lifting tackle.
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