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Lifting Equipment

Lifting Equipment is indispensable in warehouses and workshops for enhancing operational efficiency and ensuring workplace safety. Adhering to UK health and safety regulations, such as the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER), our range of lifting equipment is designed to facilitate compliance and improve productivity.

The right lifting equipment improves warehouse and workshop efficiency and reduces workplace injury risk, aligning with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. From pallet trucks for palletised goods to hoists and slings for diverse lifting tasks, our equipment ensures the job is done efficiently and safely.

Key Benefits of Using Lifting Equipment:

Compliance with Health and Safety Regulations

Our lifting equipment is designed to help businesses meet the rigorous demands of UK health and safety legislation, thereby reducing the risk of penalties while improving workplace safety. In particular, our products help you to comply with the following key pieces of legislation:

  • Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HSWA): This foundational law sets out the general duties employers have towards employees and members of the public, and employees have to themselves and each other. It's the cornerstone of workplace safety, ensuring a safe operating environment.

  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER): Specifically relevant to lifting equipment, LOLER regulations require all lifting operations involving lifting equipment to be properly planned, appropriately supervised and carried out safely. This includes ensuring that lifting equipment is fit for purpose, regularly inspected, and maintained.

  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER): The PUWER regulations ensure that all work equipment, including lifting devices, is suitable for its intended purpose, safe for use, and accompanied by adequate safety information. It mandates regular maintenance and inspections to ensure continued safety and compliance.

Increased Productivity

Advanced lifting equipment facilitates quicker and more efficient material handling and significantly enhances overall operational efficiency.

Our lifting equipment enables a smoother workflow by minimising the physical strain on employees and reducing the time spent on manual lifting and moving tasks. This leads to a substantial increase in productivity, as workers can focus more on value-added activities rather than labor-intensive tasks.

Moreover, the precision and reliability of lifting equipment reduce the risk of material damage, further optimising the supply chain and inventory management processes.

Reduced Risk of Injury

Implementing the correct lifting equipment minimises manual handling, significantly lowering the risk of musculoskeletal injuries among workers.

With musculoskeletal disorders one of the most common types of workplace-related ill health in the UK, any steps that can be taken to reduce its effects should be taken.

Things to consider:

When selecting lifting equipment for your operations, several critical factors should be considered:

  • Appropriate Equipment Type: Choose the right type of lifting equipment based on the nature of the goods to be lifted, such as pallet trucks for palletised items or hoists for other materials.
  • Weight Capacity: Ensure the lifting equipment has the correct weight capacity to handle the loads safely in your operations without the risk of overloading.
  • Workplace Compatibility: Verify that the equipment suits your workplace environment, including compatibility with pallet types, aisle widths, and ceiling heights.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does lifting equipment improve safety in the workplace?

Lifting equipment lowers the risk of injuries and accidents by reducing the need for manual handling and promoting a safer working environment following health and safety guidelines.

What factors should I consider when choosing lifting equipment?

Consider the type of items you're lifting, their weight, and the specific requirements of your workplace, including spatial considerations and compatibility with existing processes and equipment.

Can lifting equipment be customized for specific needs?

Many lifting devices offer customisable features or attachments to accommodate specific lifting tasks, enhancing versatility and efficiency in various operational contexts.

Further Reading for Lifting Equipment

This article offers a simplified guide to the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) document, the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER), making the original leaflet's key points...

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Gaining insights into the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) is crucial for employers to secure a safe workplace. LOLER, detailed in the HSE document INDG290(rev1), underlines employer...

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LOLER regulations are intended to protect the health and safety of employees when lifting, lowering, anchoring, supporting and fixing loads with the help of equipment. It covers any equipment that...

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