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Cut inspection time by 50% Uncover more issues and solve them 4x faster Select from over 4000 expert-proofed templates Lifting Equipment Inspection Checklist Template Use of Eqipment What are the nature and characteristics of the intended load? Suitability of Equipment Is the equipment ergonomic for its intended operator? Yes No N/A Has the equipment undergone a PUWER risk assessment? Yes No N/A Is the equipment suitable for its intended purpose? Yes No N/A Is the equipment made from materials that are suitable for the conditions it will be used in? Yes No N/A Positioning and Installing Is the equipment installed or positioned in such a way that they need to lift or suspend loads above people is minimized? Yes No N/A If it moves along a fixed path, is the load/equipment protected by a suitable enclosure? Yes No N/A Is access to trapping points closed off or are trapping points prevented altogether? Yes No N/A Is there enough headroom for assessing/egressing the sit of operations so to safely position and install the equipment? Yes No N/A If more than one piece of lifting equipment is in use within close proximity, is the risk of collision of the equipment or loads prevented? Yes No N/A Have measures been taken to prevent people from falling down shafts or hoistways? Yes No N/A Are suitable barriers or gates in place (at least 2m in height) for preventing people from gaining access to lifting operations sites? Yes No N/A Are proximity hazards, e.g. nearby buildings and structures, taken into account? Yes No N/A Is there a 6m exclusion zone in place where it's possible someone could be struck whilst working near a crane's wheel tracks? Yes No N/A If the lifting equipment cannot be positioned in such a way that the operator has a full view of the path, is there a banksman to guide them? Yes No N/A Strengthen and Stability Is the equipment capable of lifting the load (refer to the Saf Working Load)? Yes No N/A Has the environment been taken into account? For example, sloped surfaces, uneven terrain, weather conditions, etc. Yes No N/A Is the equipment stable and are measures taken to prevent destabilization if certain factors my compromise it, e.g terrain? Yes No N/A Have measures been taken to prevent overturning? Yes No N/A Have the mounting or fixing points been taken into account? Yes No N/A Is dragging of loads not permitted when it could cause damage or overturning to the equipment? Yes No N/A Organization of Lifting Operations Are all lifting operations thoroughly planned beforehand? Yes No N/A Does the plan cover everyone's responsibilities, the resources needed for the operation, and what should be done if adverse conditions develop, e.g. high winds or significantly reduced visibility? Yes No N/A Are all lifting operations suitably supervised? Yes No N/A Have signals and/or verbal communication been established between those involved in the operation? Yes No N/A Does the competent person know how to derate equipment when necessary? Yes No N/A Is there a system in place for ensuring the safe lifting and handling of loads with unknown weights? Yes No N/A When testing of equipment is carried out, e.g. overloading, is the surrounding area clear and are only workers necessary to the task involved? Yes No N/A Marking Lifting Equipment Is the safe working load for each configuration of equipment clearly marked or labeled somewhere? Yes No N/A Are accessories (which can be kept separate from their equipment) marked or labeled to specify which equipment they're for? Yes No N/A If lifting accessories and/or their configuration may affect the safe working load equipment, is this marked or labeled somewhere? Yes No N/A Equipment for Lifting People Is the equipment used for lifting people clearly marked to distinguish that it is for this purpose, the number of people it can carry, and the safe working load? Yes No N/A Does the person being lifted have a suitable way of communicating with the operator or some else involved in the operation? Yes No N/A Are there a suitable and reliable means of rescue in the instance emergency of failure? Yes No N/A Are additional precautions taken where necessary to ensure the safety of people being lifted, e.g. the use of harnesses? Yes No N/A Is the platform or hoist of adequate size and strength tp accommodate the person(s) who will be using them? Yes No N/A Is edge protection provided where necessary (typically if fall areas exceed 2m), e.g., gates and barriers (that open inward)? Yes No N/A Attaching, Detaching, and Securing Loads Are lifting accessories used compatible with the intended load? Yes No N/A Does the operator wait for authorization to begin lifting operations once the load handler has attached or detached a load? Yes No N/A Is the center of gravity of the load found before proceeding with lifting operations? Yes No N/A Are additional measures taken to secure loads that might break up, e.g. a pallet of bricks secured in plastic sheeting? Yes No N/A Are slings protected from damage due to sharp edges with suitable packaging? Yes No N/A Suspended Loads Are operations that require suspending loads above people prevented or reorganized so they don't put people at risk? Yes No N/A If loads are left suspended in between lifting operations, is access to this zone prevented? Yes No N/A Are suspended loads prevented from swinging and swaying excessively during operations? Yes No N/A Storage Are lifting equipment and accessories stored in a suitable environment that will not lead to deterioration over time? Yes No N/A Where one particular area is regularly required for lifting operations, is it marked out, e.g. with a yellow hatched box, to prevent materials from being stored in it? Yes No N/A Required Actions Comments or Required Actions
Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical appuses-hero example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.