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(1) Every employer shall ensure that before lifting equipment is put into service for the first time by him it is thoroughly examined for any defect unless either -

           a) the lifting equipment has not been used before; and

           b) in the case of lifting equipment for which an EC declaration of conformity could or    (in the case of a declaration under the Lifts  Regulations 1997) should have been drawn up, the employer has received such declaration made not more than 12 months before the lifting equipment is put into service; or if it obtained from the undertaking of another person, it is accompanied by physical evidence referred to in paragraph (4).

 

(2) Every employer shall ensure that, where the safety of lifting equipment depends on the installation on the installation conditions, it is thoroughly examined

           a) after installation and before being put into service for the first time; and

           b) after assembly and before being put into service at a new site or in a new

               location,  to ensure that it has been installed correctly and it is safe to operate.

(3) Subject to paragraph (6), every employer shall ensure that lifting equipment which is exposed to conditions causing deterioration which is liable to result in dangerous situations is -

           a) thoroughly examined -

           i) in the case of lifting equipment for lifting persons or an accessory for lifting,

              at least every 6 months

           ii) in the case of other lifting equipment, at least every 12 months; or

           iii) in either case, in accordance with an examination scheme; and

           iv) each time that exceptional circumstances which are liable to jeopardise the

               safety of the lifting equipment have occurred; and,

 

           b) if appropriate for the purpose, is inspected by a competent person at

               suitable intervals between thorough examinations,

 

to ensure that health and safety conditions are maintained and that any deterioration can be detected and remedied in good time.

 

(4) Every employer shall ensure that no lifting equipment -

 

           a) leaves his understanding; or

           b) if obtained from the undertaking of another person, is used in his undertaking.

 

unless it is accompanied by physical evidence that the last thorough examination required to be carried out under this regulation has been carried out.

 

(5) This regulation does not apply to winding apparatus to which the mines (Shafts and Winding) regulations 1993(a) apply.

 

If more information is required in regards to the current Regulations, please contact our office during normal working hours where we would be more than happy to advise.

 

 

 

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Electronic mail: sales@advancedlifting.co.uk

 

 
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