Monday, October 23, 2006

Lifting - maintaining control

Can the driver/operator see the load? If not, may need a banksman - and will need to communicate with them using visible hand signals or possible radio (but this needs careful consideration as cannot be 100% reliable)

Lifting equipment and components (e.g. slings) must be inspected before the lift

Lifting and lowering must be carried out at suitable (slow) speed

May need to use tag lines to keep the load under control and/or to manoeuvre it

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