HSE crack down on two post lift safety.

The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) have recently published a long awaited report regarding the assessment of arm locking systems on two post vehicle lifts which is to be actioned with immediate effect.

The report was called for following a string of occurrences in recent years where vehicles have fallen from height whilst in operation. After these incidences were reported, concern started to manifest from the HSE that some lifts that are currently being sold in the United Kingdom may not be fit for purpose. The key area which the HSE showed significant concern with and subsequently identified as a problem area was the locking systems used to secure the carrying arms during lifting operations. This could most likely be attributed to the poor design and build quality of the lift.

HSE carried out its research and conducted a lengthy investigation into whether a selection of standard two post vehicle lifts that are currently available in the U.K market at present actually complied with requirements set out paragraph four, section 5.9.5 in BS EN 1493:20101. The report was published and showed that only three out of the seven lifts that were tested by HSE met the current EU standards as stated in the legislation.

Rotary Vehicle Lifts gladly submitted their lifts for testing with the HSE and successfully passed all the stringent testing scenarios. So you can be safe in the knowledge that when you buy Rotary, you are receiving a premium product that is not only fit for purpose, but safe and built to last!

To read the full RR1030 report by the HSE, please visit their website directly. http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr1030.pdf?ebul=gd-MVR&cr=2/Aug15.

If you have concerns regarding anything you have read in this post and would like to discuss it further, please contact our service department at service@bullworthy.co.uk or call us on (01295) 768373 and we will be happy to assist you further.

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