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Legal requirements for lifting equipment

Posted on May 9th 2024 by Eden Akalley.
Updated on: May 28th 2024.

Scissor lifts in your workplace

Scissor lifts are designed to lift heavy duty items from one height to another. They are often used in areas such as construction sites, factories and warehouse environments. Lift tables come in a variety of different variations and choosing which one to opt for can be very important. At Workplace Products we offer a wide range of lifting equipment to suit different needs and wants of customers. For example, the load capacity, size dimensions and lift height are three key points new and existing customers should look out for.

When businesses and organisations undertake lifting operations or are involved in the process of providing lifting equipment for an external party to use, they must be aware of the risks involved. This will be to avoid any injury or damage to employees and machines and therefore avoid any extra costs.

What should you do when planning a lifting operation?

There are several things customers should look out for when undertaking lifting operations that involve large equipment of lifting. For example, planning the lifting process as thoroughly as possible. This will ensure all necessary aspects of the lifting process such as time needed, people involved and financial situations.

When users plan these key steps, the process will become much smoother. In addition, using people who are experienced and competent with the lifting equipment. This will again showcase an easily flowing process of lifting the heavy duty items. Following on from this, using the right people to control the scissor lifts will ensure that the task is carried out in the safest manner possible.

Scissor lifting equipment regulations in the UK

LOLER stands for Lifting operations and regulations. This is something that all lifting equipment in the UK should follow and all users should therefore know about. You may be asked what the LOLER regulations do. They place duties on organisations that own a variety of equipment such as trucks and trolleys, scissor lifts, tipping skips and more. A key point regarding the LOLER regulations is to ensure that, in this case, the scissor lift is marked with a safe working load, otherwise abbreviated to SWL.

Finally, businesses should select lifting equipment that is sufficient to withstand maximum strength and durability. This is because it adds to the obligations of the provision and use of work equipment regulations otherwise known as PUWER. This is ultimately a regulation that ensures that the equipment is suitable for the operation.

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