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Author: Dee Jones/05 June 2024/Categories: WORKPLACE ADVICE, Maintenance

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Many organisations run fleets of lifting equipment and some have multi sites throughout the UK to consider. These sites usually have pallet trucks, hydraulic stackers, scissor lift tables and many other types of materials handling lifting equipment. They all need regular servicing and maintaining. There are just so many things to remember, from LOLER to PUWER to Though Examinations to insurance requirements and of course to the continued efficiency of the fleet, without which, normal business processes would just grind to a halt.

Why not let us worry about this for you? We have been doing it for over 40 years and many of our esteemed customers trust us to regulate their service requirements and in many cases we can combine it with emergency call outs and repairs. Some of our larger accounts have hundreds of items of lifting equipment and these can be spread over hundreds of sites throughout the UK. We operate teams of highly trained engineers and mechanics who can visit your site on a scheduled pre-arranged service basis or be booked to deal with call out situations and breakdowns. By grouping service visits together on a geographical basis we can service multi-items of lifting equipment together and can therefore offer extremely competitive rates which will ensure that your budget is spent wisely. Please contact us to enquire about fleet servicing costs and maintenance of your equipment.

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Sometimes our engineers find that equipment is beyond economical repair and just needs to be replaced. Our sales team will then help you to acquire the best value products to replace your old stock.

One of our retail customers operates across all four home nations from Redruth Cornwall right up to the Orkney Islands, The Hebrides and across six sites in Eire. With 92 sites to cover, it is essential to ensure that all the hydraulic lifting equipment is examined and maintained regularly to ensure it is safe to use. Action Handling Equipment carry out yearly safety checks on all their lifting equipment.

The importance of these safety checks cannot be overstated. Lifting equipment is subject to wear and tear and regular use can cause damage or defects that can compromise safety. By carrying out these checks, we can identify any potential safety issues and carry out necessary repairs or replacements before they become a more significant problem. This work is crucial for ensuring the safety of their staff, contractors and anyone else who may encounter the lifting equipment. The safety of lifting equipment is of paramount importance, not only for the staff and contractors who use it but also for the public. If lifting equipment fails, it can cause severe injury or in extreme cases even death.

There are several reasons why lifting equipment can fail. One of the main reasons is wear and tear. Lifting equipment is subject to constant use and over time, this can cause damage to the equipment. The wear and tear can cause cracks, fractures, or other defects that can compromise the safety of the equipment.

Another reason is due to improper use. If the lifting equipment is not used correctly, it can cause damage to the equipment and possible cause it to fail. This is why it is essential to ensure that all staff and contractors who use the lifting equipment are properly trained in its use. We are also able to train your staff to use the equipment correctly and safely.

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Regular safety checks on lifting equipment are essential for identifying any potential safety issues. During these checks, we will examine the equipment for any signs of wear and tear, damage, or defects. We will also check the equipment's load capacity to ensure that it can handle the weight that it is designed to lift. If safety issues are identified during the safety checks, the engineer will carry out the necessary repair or replacements needed. This helps to ensure that the lifting equipment remains safe to use and that any potential safety issues are addressed promptly. The safety checks help to ensure that the Customer remains compliant with all current health and safety regulations. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has strict regulations in place regarding the use of lifting equipment. Companies that fail to comply with these regulations can face severe penalties, including fines and even imprisonment.

By carrying out regular safety checks on lifting equipment, you can demonstrate that you take health and safety seriously. This helps to ensure that you remain compliant with health and safety regulations and reduces the risk of any accidents occurring. In addition to the safety checks, you should also have a robust safety policy in place. This policy outlines your company's commitment to health and safety and sets out the procedures that staff and contractors must follow when using lifting equipment. The health and safety policy should also include regular training for staff and contractors. This training helps to ensure that everyone who uses lifting equipment is aware of the potential risks and knows how to use the equipment safely. A recommended system for reporting any potential safety issues must also accompany this. If any staff or contractors identify safety issues with lifting equipment, they must be encouraged to report it immediately. This helps to ensure that any potential safety issues are addressed promptly.

 

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