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Safe Methods: Guidance for onsite lifting of loads

Date Posted: 12 May 2023 | File Type: PDF | File Size: 4.21MB

The Industry Lifting Lead AP Group, led by Skanska have produced a Schedule of Common Lifts publication, which has been produced to provide guidance on lifting methods for a number of loads frequently lifted on construction sites.

The Industry Lifting Lead AP Group, supported by CPA and their individual members, was formed in 2015 and brings together expertise from industry to encourage collaboration and co-ordination for lifting operation activities and aiding communication between a range of interests including contractors, associations, suppliers, owners and training bodies. The group seeks to provide industry with guidance on standards, training and improved methods of working to make lifting operations safer and more efficient.

The schedule, published by NOCN, is designed to support both the training of lift planners on dedicated courses and further to provide additional guidance for the competent person planning or responsible for a lifting operation, supplement the information contained within a lift plan. The group are keen to stress that the publication highlights good practice but is not, and nor is it intended to be, a substitute for appropriate lift planning by a competent person and remind the industry that all lifting operations must carried out in compliance with LOLER 1998 and the relevant standards e.g. BS 7121.

You can find more information concerning Mobile and Crawler Crane guidance on the CPA website: Mobile and Crawler Crane Guidance

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