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Safety talk use of hoists

Safety Talkuse of hoists


Use of hoists
use of hoists

use of hoists

introduction

Hoists are an excellent accessory when used properly. If misused, they can be extremely dangerous


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use of hoists

use of hoists

Main points


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use of hoists

The erection, alteration and dismantling of hoists should be carried out by a suitably trained and qualified person


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use of hoists

Hoists must be clearly marked denoting whether they are for personnel or materials use, or for both, and with the safe working load (SWL)


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use of hoists

Hoists should be operated only by a suitably trained and competent person


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use of hoists

use of hoists

other points to consider


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use of hoists

Hoist tower must be suitably tied to the hoist structure


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Passenger hoists must be fitted with interlocking gates at each landing space, and all gates must be kept closed when the hoist is in operation


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Hoist design and construction should prevent the fall of any materials from any platform or cage


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use of hoists

Hoists must be fitted with a braking device that operates in the event of a lifting gear failure


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use of hoists

Such braking devices must be re-tested following any significant adjustment or alteration of the hoist.


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use of hoists

Personnel must never travel in hoists designed for material loads, and materials must never exceed safe working loads (swls).


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use of hoists

Hoists must be subject to periodic thorough examinations by competent persons (in the case of the personnel hoists this is at least every 6 months).


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A system of local interim inspection should also carried out on a regular basis – a weekly inspection might be a good idea – and the results recorded.


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use of hoists

Hoists must be suitably secured when not in use to prevent unauthorised use.


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conclusion

Complacency will hurt you when you least expect it


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