Published in May 2015
This document gives guidance of lifting operations. It describes types of equipment to support lifting, whose responsible for safe practice and recording safety checks.
- Lifting operations should be considered a high risk activity and the consequences should
something go wrong can be very serious.
- Any incident involving the collapse, overturning or failure of load‐bearing parts of lifts and
lifting equipment is reportable under RIDDOR
- Lifting Equipment is defined as ‘work equipment for lifting and lowering loads’
- Attachments used for anchoring, fixing or supporting it and accessories such as strops,
chains are also included
- All lifts must be planned and supervised and follow a safe system of work
- ‘Routine’ lifts can be carried out under a single robust lift plan /method statement
- Complex and Standard lifts may be better procured out as a ‘Contract Lift’