Increases productivity and maximizes quality Increases revenue and improves employee morale and satisfaction Saves time and money Enhances ability to attract new customers that have adopted requirements for certification Improves accountability of management Increases employees’ understanding of their roles in success of their work and the company Creates greater motivation and dedication
Most basic and common inspection method. Tools include fiberscopes, borescopes, magnifying glasses and mirrors. Portable video inspection unit with zoom allows inspection of large tanks and vessels, railroad tank cars, sewer lines. Robotic crawlers permit observation in hazardous or tight areas, such as air ducts, reactors, pipelines.
A competent person: ■ should have enough appropriate practical and theoretical knowledge and experience of the lifting equipment so that they can detect defects or weaknesses, and assess how important they are in relation to the safety and continued use of the equipment; ■ should not be the same person who performs routine maintenance as they would be responsible for assessing their own work; ■ should be sufficiently independent and impartial to make objective decisions; ■ may be employed by a separate company, or selected by an employer from members of their own staff.
Cranes Stairlifts Slings Hooks Shackles Eyebolts Lifting equipment Workplace passenger and goods lifts Construction hoists Dumb waiters Scissors lifts Vehicle tail lifts Bath hoists Telehandlers and industrial lift trucks Vehicle lifts Accessories for lifting Ropes used for climbing or work positioning
If you are an employer or self-employed person providing lifting equipment for use at work, or if you have control of the use of lifting equipment, you must make sure the lifting equipment is safe. The main requirements for you as a ‘duty holder’ are in the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) and the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER). This leaflet provides advice on the options you have under LOLER relating to the requirement for thorough examination and inspection of lifting equipment and explains the benefits of having an ‘examination scheme’. However, this […]
ISO 9000 was first published in 1987 by ISO (International Organization for Standardization). It was based on the BS 5750 series of standards from BSI that were proposed to ISO in 1979. However, its history can be traced back some twenty years before that, to the publication of the United States Department of Defense MIL-Q-9858 standard in 1959. MIL-Q-9858 was revised into the NATO AQAP series of standards in 1969, which in turn were revised into the BS 5179 series of guidance standards published in 1974, and finally revised into the BS 5750 series of requirements standards in 1979 before […]