What is a Lifting Equipment
Lifting equipment refers to any equipment or machinery that is used to lift or move heavy loads or materials from one place to another. This can include cranes, hoists, lifts, forklifts, and other types of machinery that are specifically designed to lift and move heavy objects safely and efficiently.
Lifting equipment is commonly used in industries such as construction, manufacturing, mining, and transportation, where heavy loads need to be moved or lifted on a regular basis. It is important to use the right type of lifting equipment for the job, and to ensure that the equipment is well-maintained and operated safely to avoid accidents and injuries.
Lifting equipment is a generic term used throughout this code to indicate loosely all lifting accessories and appliances.
A lifting appliance is any machine which is able to raise, lower or suspend a load but excluding machines incorporating a guided load (i.e. lifts) and continuous mechanical handling devices (i.e. conveyors). Also commonly referred to as lifting devices. Examples of lifting appliances are cranes, hoists, jacks, etc
The term lifting accessory, or accessory for lifting, is used in current legislation to mean an item of equipment used to attach the load to the lifting appliance. Such equipment is also known as ‘rigging equipment’, ‘lifting gear’ or ‘lifting tackle’. For the purpose of this code the term Lifting Accessory is used throughout.
In terms of supply legislation, the term can include equipment which is intended to constitute an integral part of the load and which is independently placed on the market.