“A lifting device or lifting accessory may be used only by a person who is closely familiar with the work and has the theoretical and practical knowledge needed for safe use. […]
An employer ordering an employee or outsourced worker to use lifting devices or lifting accessories shall have documentation concerning that person’s practical and theoretical knowledge with regard to safe use of the equipment.“
Safe Lift training is required for the use of different lifting devices and their accessories. Training is also needed for signaller and slinger or controller.
The most common causes to lethal accidents are work with machines, fall risks and the risks of squeezing during lifting with heavy construction elements.
Both co-workers and managements must have a good insight in how and where the regulations are to be in best practice.
There are several provision to dictate the terms for work with lifting devices:
AFS 2001:1 Systematic Environment Work
AFS 2006:6 Use of lifting devices and lifting accessories
AFS 2006:7 Temporary person lifts with cranes or forklifts
AFS 1999:3 Building and civil engineering
Construction, industry, infrastructure and scaffolding.
An overview knowledge for application regarding equipment, risk assessment, usage, the lifting organization, different type of lifting devices and the requirements of machine introduction and training certificate.