When working on a construction site, and when working at extreme heights, the safety needs and requirements of all workers is incredibly important. To keep everyone protected, workers and employers must ensure that personal protective equipment and related safety kits and machinery is on site and used accordingly. It is very important that lifting equipment conforms to current safety standards and that users are safe while operating and using this equipment.
There are lots of available options when you are considering what type of lifting equipment you require to perform your chosen task. If you are considering the use of chain lifting hoists, then there are several questions that you need to ask before choosing the right chain lifting hoist and using it correctly.
From time to time, your company might need to invest in professional lifting equipment. This could be to give your employees better health and safety protection when they’re out on jobs or, if you don’t normally use lifting equipment on a regular basis, for a specific, standalone job.
In some cases, hiring lifting equipment instead of buying it outright is the better way to go. By hiring lifting equipment, you only pay for what you need and you don’t have to worry about storing it or forking out for maintenance and repair costs.
That’s why going to a lifting equipment supplier can be a good idea. But how to spot a reputable one? Here are three things to look for when hiring a lifting equipment specialist.
If you’re working on a job that requires lifting equipment, it’s worth knowing that there are a number of regulations in place designed to make your job as safe as possible. The regulations, which came into force in 1998, are often called LOLER, which is short for Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations. To help you get a handle on the regulations, we’ve put together a quick and easy guide explaining the rules and how they affect your work…
Quality lifting equipment is one of the best investments a company can make when employees’ safety is at risk. However, this doesn’t always mean it has to be purchased. What if it is for a one-off, specialist use? Or your business doesn’t normally need lifting equipment? In both cases, you need to store the items for future use, and there’s the cost that’s involved as well as maintenance to ensure it remains fit for purpose.
For more frequent use, the maintenance, repair, storage and eventual disposal may just simply be one cost and a headache too many. There are benefits to renting lifting equipment instead of buying, and you should weigh these up carefully when considering the best option for your organisation.
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