If Facebook Groups are your thing, join ours and let's make it as amazing and friendly as our forums!

Click here for HSfB's Facebook Group Image

Lifting Straps

Discuss all things health and safety.

Moderator: Moderators

Post Reply
User avatar
Penfold
Cat Strangler
Cat Strangler
Posts: 6113
Joined: Fri Jun 11, 2004 12:27 pm
Occupation: Badger Sniffer or H&S Advisor
Location: Plymouth born and bred
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 13 times

Lifting Straps

Post 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
"If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten."

User avatar
bernicarey
Anorak Extraordinaire
Anorak Extraordinaire
Posts: 8787
Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:50 am
Twitter: @bernicarey
Industry Sector: Consultancy/Training
Occupation: Safety, Health, Environment and Fire Consultant.
Location: The heart of the East Midlands...
Has thanked: 64 times
Been thanked: 189 times
Contact:

Re: Lifting Straps

Post 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:
www.belvoirsafety.co.uk

Tomorrow - your reward for being safe today...

Image

User avatar
quality_somerset
Member
Member
Posts: 222
Joined: Wed May 21, 2014 11:53 pm
Industry Sector: Precision Engineering
Occupation: QHSE Manager
Location: Somerset
Been thanked: 7 times

Re: Lifting Straps

Post by quality_somerset »

And would these straps be counted as a lifting accessory under LOLER? I would be inclined to say yes...

QS

Post Reply

 

Follow us on Twitter Find us on Facebook Find us on on LinkedIn

Terms of Use Privacy Policy