Lifting Legally

Because of the many potential hazards associated with lifting equipment such as cranes and hoists, the Department of Labour through the Lifting Machinery Entity (LME) enforces certain legislation.

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A Guide to Testing and Inspections

There appears to be a lot of confusion in the work place, including major construction sites, regarding the legal requirements for the inspection and/or testing of lifting equipment, which includes lifting machines (LM), lifting tackle (LT) and fabricated equipment (FE), also known as non fixed lifting attachments.

In an effort to provide guidance to users, inspectors, safety and management staff on this issue, we hereby submit the following information. It must be stressed that the information supplied is the writer’s opinion and provided without any malice or prejudice towards any manufacturer, supplier, user or services provider.

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