Lifting Operations

The equipment used for carrying out lifting operations, including lifting people, is varied and includes

  • cranes
  • vacuum lifting cranes
  • hoists
  • scissor lifts
  • fork lift trucks
  • passenger lifts
  • mobile elevated work platforms
  • vehicle tail lifts
  • bath hoists
  • dumb waiters
  • pallet trucks, and
  • the lifting equipment used to connect a load to a lifting machine or appliance e.g. shackles, slings, hooks etc

The information in this toolkit will assist those who use this equipment and who plan lifting operations to do so safely.