Pocket Safety Guide - Lifting Appliances (eBook)

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January 2010

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Pocket Safety Guide - Lifting Appliances (eBook)

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This eBook sets out general operational and safety matters when using lifting equipment. It covers risk assessment, hand signals, load security and types of lifting appliances (including winches and mobile cranes, overhead gantry cranes, and personnel platforms and carriers). It describes the use of colour coding to avoid unsuitable equipment being selected for the lift and also covers maintenance and inspection.

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This eBook will guide you through routine lifting operations, covering the safety precautions to be taken before, during and after the lift.

1 Introduction

1.1 Definitions


2 General Safety Rules by Type

2.1 Risk Assessment

2.2 Load Security

2.3 Controls

2.4 Powered Operations


3 Lifting Appliances

3.1 Winches and Mobile Cranes

3.2 Overhead Gantry Cranes

3.3 Personnel Platforms and Carriers

3.4 Colour Coding of Lifting Equipment


4 Maintenance


5 General Hand Signals for Lifting Operations

Title: Pocket Safety Guide - Lifting Appliances (eBook)
Number of Pages: 16
Product Code: WS1210EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-905331-84-0 (9781905331840), ISBN 10: 1-905331-84-3 (1905331843)
Published Date: January 2010

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