This rule applies to everyone on our worksites, regardless of whether they work for us or not, and in real-terms it means that we:

  • only operate lifting equipment or rig loads if we are trained, competent, fit, physically capable and licenced to do so,
  • visually inspect all lifting equipment before each use and report any items which are worn, damaged, defective or out-of-date,
  • establish clearly marked exclusion zones using appropriate barricading and signage,
  • check that the total load weight does not exceed the rated lifting capacity of the equipment being used,
  • never lift, suspend or move loads directly above a person, and
  • establish and maintain clear communication between everyone involved or in the vicinity of the lift at all times.