If you use cranes to carry out lifting tasks within your business, you need to make sure they are in good working order and meet health and safety regulations. This is absolutely essential when making sure the people operating them are safe and you won’t be causing any accidents with your cranes.
The most important part of looking after cranes and lifting equipment is servicing. This will usually need to be done every 6-12 months depending on the piece of equipment and how it is used. PUWER and LOLER will help to inform you about what is necessary. You may still want to get your machinery serviced more often – these will only dictate the minimum amount they should be serviced.
Use a reputable company to get your equipment serviced. When you buy new equipment, look for people who will also be able to offer you servicing and maintenance in the future.