In order to keep your material handling equipment working well and lasting for many years, it will need to be regularly serviced and maintained. It’s a legal requirement for work equipment to be in good repair and working order if used by workers, ensuring that it doesn’t deteriorate to the point that people or property are put at risk.
The frequency at which different pieces of material handling equipment will need to be serviced will vary, depending on the individual manufacturer’s recommendations and how much each piece of equipment is used. Other factors also include the setting that the material handling equipment is used in e.g. extremes of temperate, exposure to weather or corrosive environments. Even the experience and knowledge of the operator can have an impact on how often the equipment should be serviced.
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) recommend that all safety-critical equipment, such as lifting equipment, should be thoroughly examined and checked at least twice a year. This type of apparatus should also be checked before use if ever transported to a new location, after assembly and after exposure to any type of conditions that could cause deterioration.
At Action Handling, we offer a range of repairs, maintenance and servicing plans for your material handling equipment, whether you purchased it from us originally, or would like us to look after other existing equipment. This includes lifting equipment, forklift attachments, hydraulic lifts and many other types of material handling equipment. Our expert team can carry out routine inspections, servicing, repairs and general maintenance on a wide variety of equipment used in the material handling industry.