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Dear All, Please send me the heavy lifting checklist and as well as send me the safety precautions to be taken during lifting. Thanks

6th September 2011 From India, Mumbai

PARTICIPATING IN DISCUSSION:
Dipil
Safety Consultant
Raghuvaran Chakkaravarthy
Environmental, Health And Safety
Kesava Pillai
Occupational Safety & Health
Manishanand83
Safety Executive

Dear Manish,
Here is the few safety tips while we involve on lifting. . .
1)Stand close to the load and center yourself over it with your feet shoulder width apart
2)Tighten your abdominal muscles
3)Keeping your back straight, bend your knees and squat down to the floor
4)Get a good grasp on the load with both hands
5)Keeping the load close to your body use your leg muscles to stand up lifting the load off the floor
6)Your back should remain straight throughout lifting, using only the muscles in the legs to lift the load
7)Do not twist your body when moving the load. Instead take small steps with your feet turning until your are in the correct position
8)Again bend at the knees using only your leg muscles and place the load in the appropriate spot.
Source;; INTERNET
7th September 2011 From United States, Fpo
Dear manish,

I don't have any checklist i think its easy to make a checklist of lifting just add the below mentioned points on XL files your checklist is ready.

· Holding loads away from the trunk?
· Twisting, stooping or reaching upwards?
· Large vertical movement?
· Long carrying distance?
· Strenuous pushing or pulling?
· Unpredictable movement of loads?
· Repetitive handling?
· Insufficient rest or recovery time?
· A work rate imposed by a process?

The loads:

· Heavy, bulky or unwieldy?
· Difficult to grasp?
· Unsuitable or unpredictable?
· Intrinsically harmful, e.g. sharp or hot?
· Have you asked your supplier to help?
Eg. By changing the size of containers?

The working environment:

· Constraint on posture?
· Poor floors?
· Variation in levels?
· Hot/cold/humid conditions?
· Strong air movements?
· Poor lighting conditions?
· Restrictions on movement or posture from Clothes or personal protective equipment?

Individual capacity:

· Require unusual capability?
· Endanger those with a health problem?
· Endanger pregnant women?

Ways of reducing the risk of injury

· Improve workplace layout to improve efficiency?
· Reduce the amount of twisting and stooping?
· Avoid lifting from floor level or above shoulder height?
· Cut carrying distances?
· Avoid repetitive handling?
· Vary the work, allowing one set of muscles to rest while another is used?

Can you make the load;;

· Lighter or less bulky?
· Easier to grasp?
· More stable?
· Less damaging to hold?
· Remove obstructions to free movement?
· Provide better flooring?
· Avoid steps and steep ramps?
· Prevent extremes of hot and cold?
· Improve lighting?
· Consider less restrictive clothing or personal protective equipment?
· Take better care of those who have a physical weakness or are pregnant?
· Give your employees more information, e.g. about the range of tasks they are likely to face?
· Provide training
7th September 2011 From United States, Fpo
dipil 628
Dear Manish
You may go through the below thread in this forum itself and download the lift plan...
https://www.citehr.com/288968-riggin...#axzz1X2vxOURq
With the inputs Raghu had given you can incorporate any changes in the format and use the same...
Dear Raghu: Thanks for the input and let's keep up the pace...
7th September 2011 From India
Dear Manishanand,

I presume that; it is not concerned with manual material handling.

If I am to answer your question, I may need to know about all the details.

Is it a check list or a lift plan? (I doubt –it is a lift plan that you really require).
Again; heavy lift according to different industries may vary. In that case what is the minimum load that you will consider as heavy?

It can also be a critical lift. The list for critical lifts is a big one. Are you sure that you are asking for just a heavy lift checklist (plan) or a critical lift plan. Critical lift plan often includes heavy lifts also.

If it is a lift plan, who will prepare it?
Have you got a certified or trained rigger? (A competent person- called rigger alone can do a critical lift plan.)
If a safety officer is trained and certified as a rigger; of course he can help prepare the lift plan and if not please don’t entrust this job to him. (There are Safety officers who think they are jack of all trades. I sympathize with them). Better to remember here that safety is a staff function and not line.

In preparing a lift plan there are too many factors to consider. On knowing your requirement I may be able to detail it.

Safety precautions can be easily listed and followed for a safe lift. I will detail these also after knowing your exact requirement.

Regards,

Kesava Pillai.
7th September 2011 From India, Kollam
Dear Manishanand,

I presume that; it is not concerned with manual material handling.

If I am to answer your question, I may need to know about all the details.



Is it a check list or a lift plan? (I doubt –it is a lift plan that you really require).

Again; heavy lift according to different industries may vary. In that case what is the minimum load that you will consider as heavy?

It can also be a critical lift. The list for critical lifts is a big one. Are you sure that you are asking for just a heavy lift checklist (plan) or a critical lift plan. Critical lift plan often includes heavy lifts also.

If it is a lift plan, who will prepare it?

Have you got a certified or trained rigger? (A competent person- called rigger alone can do a critical lift plan.)

If a safety officer is trained and certified as a rigger; of course he can help prepare the lift plan and if not please don’t entrust this job to him. (There are Safety officers who think they are jack of all trades. I sympathize with them). Better to remember here that safety is a staff function and not line.

In preparing a lift plan there are too many factors to consider. On knowing your requirement I may be able to detail it.

Safety precautions can be easily listed and followed for a safe lift. I will detail these also after knowing your exact requirement.

Regards,

Kesava Pillai.
7th September 2011 From India, Kollam
dipil 628
Dear All
Sharing a document related to the topic with you all which I feel worth one to share... Got from our Crane Manufacturer...
Dear Kesava Sir
Thanks for your inputs into the thread... Hope to learn from you in future too...
9th September 2011 From India

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