Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Risk Assessment for Lifting Operation

Most of the architectural, construction, engineering and manufacturing sectors and industries have more operations and activities for lifting. Such type of sectors use the heavy plants, equipment and tools to accomplish the operations and can often put employees and or workforce at great risk of severe and critical injuries, and the employer have to grate costs due to such incidents. To complete such heavy lifting operation, it is therefore very essential to plan in advance and look for all safety measure so, such type of organization of lifting operations will minimize the level of injury risks. In the process of lifting operation, each of these elements requires a competent person. The employee of workforce which is involved in the lifting operation should have appropriate theoretical and practical knowledge and information of the work and equipment in operation, as well as the requirements of the law of the state, to be accomplished to do this appropriately. For critical and high-risk operations, the planning and organization should be considerable
The first step the planning of individual routine lifting operations may be the responsibility of those who carry them out such as a slinger or crane operator. But if there is more complex or critical lifting operations for example, a tandem lift using multiple heavy cranes, a written and documented plan procedure should be created by a lifting operations competent person with outstanding and particular abilities which includes appropriate trainings, knowledge, that should be suitable for the high and critical level of the specific lifting task.
For simple and uncomplicated lifting operations, a single basic collective plan may be required for example fork-lift trucks in a factory that could be part of the normal hazard identification and risk assessment for that specific activity. But this type of lifting plan needs to be reviewed from time to time to make it sure not any specific changes are occurred within that premise of the lifting service. However, from time to time it may be necessary to review the plan to make sure that nothing has changed and the plan remains valid.  The other critical routine lifting operations which are a supposed to be more complicated may, depending on the circumstances, need to be planned each time the lifting operation is carried out safely and securely.
Any lifting operation must marked the inevitable risks involved in the activity and identify the appropriate resources (including competent and skilled employees) mandatory for the safe and secure completion of the job. Some or all these factors to include may be working under suspended loads, visibility, attaching/detaching and securing loads, environment, location, overturning, proximity hazards, de-rating, lifting people, overload, pre-use checking and continuing integrity of the equipment.
The lifting plan should set out the actions included at each step of the operation and identify the responsibilities of those involved in the tasks. The level of planning and complexity of the lift plan will multiple and should be equivalent to the expected risks involved in the work.

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