Lifting regs reminder
23 January 2013
Penny Hydraulics has cautioned that current health and safety regulations stipulate that manual handling of all but the smallest and lightest items should be avoided at all costs. In practice this means that regular l
In practice this means that regular lifting of any item heavier than 25kg for men (15kg for women) should not be lifted or handled without some form of mechanical assistance.
This brings mechanical load handling into the realm of the light commercial vehicles used by fleets as well as countless small businesses and self employed traders.
The firm says for most operators the choice is between a crane or a platform lift and it supplies both.
Products include the Swing Lift range of medium duty cranes and the Tail Lift lifting platform range.