Line of Fire: What’s Above You?
Lifting operations on site
Lifting operations can put people at great risk of injury and cause extensive physical damage when they go wrong.
This can be due to people being beneath or around the lifted load during the operation or due to the lifting equipment itself failing or the failure of a lifting accessory.
Lifting operations must be properly planned and organized in every area of our business to ensure they are carried out in a safe manner and all personnel are aware of the risks and how to control them.
Some examples in our workplace:
- Mobile, tower and overhead cranes
- Excavators and loaders
- Chain falls, shackles, slings and chains
Don’t put yourself in the line of fire. If it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t – speak up!