Mechanical Lifting

There are a number of mechanical lifting aids on our sites which if used correctly can significantly reduce the need for manual handling

There are a number of mechanical lifting aids on our sites which if used correctly can significantly reduce the need for manual handling and in turn assist in preventing injuries to personnel.

However, these types of equipment themselves, if used incorrectly, can be a cause of injury to personnel directly and lead to dropped loads.

Therefore, it is essential to ensure that individuals are trained and competent to use them and their use has been planned and risk assessed so they can be carried out in a safe manner.

FEATURED RESOURCES

Mechanical Lifting Podcast: EnerMech

Roy Begg, account lead with EnerMech’s cranes and lifting department, provides this podcast on mechanical lifting, which is the third subtopic of the 2021 Q2 safety theme, Safe Lifting Operations and Preventing Falling Objects. In the short podcast, Roy reminds listeners of the need for inspection and maintenance checks and the importance of not becoming complacent when carrying out ‘routine lifts’. He also reiterates how the smallest dropped objects have the potential to result in a fatality.

Our thanks to member company EnerMech for contributing this podcast.

#PlayYourPart

Join the conversation and follow Step Change in Safety on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Additional Materials

Newsletter

Be the first to receive our news and alerts by signing up to join the Step Change in Safety website

Register Now