All equipment must be appropriately marked. Accessories must also be marked to show any characteristics that might affect their safe use. This may include the weight of the parts, where their weight is significant.
Mick Collyer, Head of QHSE at Conquip Engineering Group, advises:
“All lifting equipment, including accessories, must be clearly marked to indicate their ‘Safe Working Loads’ (SWL). SWL, or ‘Working Load Limit’ (WLL) is the maximum load the equipment can safely lift.”
On Conquip products, the WLL is marked in kg on the silver product identification plate. Where the WLL of any equipment or accessory depends on its configuration, the information provided on the WLL must reflect all potential configurations (for example, where the hook of a forklift crane arm can be moved to different positions, the WLL should be shown for each position). In some cases, the information should be kept with the lifting machinery.
At Conquip every piece of lifting equipment, whether for purchase or hire, is inspected by LOLER qualified staff before being dispatched to our customers. Copies of the thorough examination certificates are attached to the products and the original inspection sheet and certificate are kept on file at Conquip.
If you would like a copy of the certification for products supplied to you, simply contact our customer services team, who will be more than happy to arrange an electronic copy of your certificate to be sent to you.