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Lifting Straps

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:19 am
by Penfold
Hi

Has anyone used a product similar to this:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lifting-Object ... 1965&psc=1

We have porters who have requested to use them but I have concerns especially what happens if one person fall or trips?

A google search hasn't really found anything apart from an old HSE study into furniture movement that said more research is needed into their use

Thanks

Penfold

Re: Lifting Straps

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:59 pm
by bernicarey
Penfold
I think all part of the RA process, which indeed is what you are doing by asking.
For example, you said
Penfold wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:19 am
I have concerns especially what happens if one person fall or trips?
So what if they are carrying a load without this strap assistance, ...what are the potential comparable outcomes of a fall or trip? Less or more severe? I guess it would depend on the load.
Most of us have seen images on media like Twitter or fb where Sherpa type characters are carrying huge loads on a forehead strap arrangement. :shock:

Re: Lifting Straps

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:41 am
by quality_somerset
And would these straps be counted as a lifting accessory under LOLER? I would be inclined to say yes...

QS