Which items of lifting equipment should be regularly inspected? How often should they be inspected? Who is qualified to do the work?
We can take the headache out of compliance with legislation and ensure you have a documentation policy in place.
All new lifting equipment requires a declaration of conformity and requires thorough examination. Older equipment must have a test certificate and are modifications may need to be tested to ensure safety has not been compromised. The equipment must then be subject to regular inspections throughout its working life. To comply with current legislation and to maximse safety, we will advise how frequentlyhoq frequently various items of lifting equipment should be tested.
We can set up service level agreements to ensure your equipment has ongoing compliance, safety and conformity.
Our inspection and examination service helps you maintain your lifting equipment to the required safety standard.
Below is an extract from Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations:
"... every emplyer shall ensure that lifting equipment which is exposed to conditions causing deterioration which is liable to result in dangerous situations is-
a) thoroughly examined-
b) if appropriate for the purpose, is inspected by a competent person at suitable intervals between thorough examinations, to ensure that health and safety conditions are maintained and that any deterioration can be detected and remedied in good time."
Regulation 9 (3) Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
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