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About Hse Regulations

Lever tools and manual hoists or chain falls are designed to lift under the power of one person. It should not take two people to pull on hand chain, or a lever arm. Never put an extender (cheater bar) on a lever tool. This is a sure sign you are overloading the hoist. If it takes 58 pounds of pull force to raise one ton, any pull force over this value will overload the hoist. Consult the manufacturers specifications and train your operators on what each pull force should be. Many domestic (and some foreign) hoist manufacturers offer overload protection devices, either as standard equipment,

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Ever Wondered About Construction?

As a firm dealing with catastrophic injury cases we will have several cases involving workplace accidents at any one time. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is an independent regulator for work-related health, safety and illness. Most businesses will be aware that if a person has died or been injured because of a work related accident then it is likely to have to be reported. A Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) report is required when: the accident is work-related ; and it results in an injury of a type which is reportable (including any injury

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