Company’s Lifting Equipment Safe

It might seem a difficult and sometimes dangerous task to test your beam clamps and other lifting equipment, and it is advisable to contact specialist lift equipment suppliers who also offer a lift testing service if you have even the slightest doubt that you will be able to successfully test your lifting equipment yourself. Often, the machinery required for lifting services is extremely powerful and can be dangerous to those who do not know how to operate it professionally. For this reason, speaking to an expert about your requirements before testing the equipment is always a sensible idea.
What you can do between tests
While a full test of your lifting equipment may not be needed � not to mention not very practical � every day, there are small things you can do to ensure your equipment is as safe as possible and that, should anything be wrong, you will pick up on it before it causes any problems for your business. For example, before you use your lifting slings, try to make simple checks to ensure everything is working as it should be. This doesn’t have to be in-depth, just demonstrating a practice run of all procedures before carrying them out with heavy equipment.
While carrying out as many simple checks as you safely can without a professional is advised, you should also have regular check-ups/inspections undertaken with your lift equipment suppliers where possible. The frequency of this is usually once or twice a year, but it is completely dependent on your business. Some may need much more regular checks with a competent professional and some might only require a check-over of their equipment once a year. If you’re unsure where about your business would fall in this area, contact a professional as soon as possible and plan the necessary inspections.
Which equipment is right for my business?
Especially if you’re new to your industry, it can be difficult to know which equipment is best suited to assist your lifting needs. It might be that you’d benefit from some industrial hoisting equipment, you might need beam clamps or lifting slings � there are so many different solutions available. If you think your company needs to source new lifting equipment, or even just organise more regular tests and maintenance services on its current equipment, you should speak to a specialist promptly. If your lifting equipment is not completely safe, your staff are at risk.
Look into the regulations of lifting equipment in your industry as soon as possible and make sure you’re always operating completely responsibly.