Should Load Restraint Equipment be InspectedMark
Should your Load Restraint or Lashing Equipment be part of your inspection program?
The short answer to the question should be yes. The implications of faulty load restraint equipment can be a fatality, and lashing equipment can only be relied upon if it is in serviceable condition. The nature of the application, particularly the possibility of the load moving in transit, means that lashing equipment can be accidentally damaged each time it is used.
A pre use inspection should be completed. It is also recommended as good practice that load restraint equipment be periodically inspected by a competent person and a record made of the result. The record should, as a minimum, include:
- ID of the lashing equipment
- Brief description
- Date of inspection
- Result of inspection clearly stating whether the equipment is safe to use
- The person doing the inspection
Restraint equipment comes in many different forms. Some of the most common items are:
It is important to know about the products your inspecting, what the requirements of that inspection are, and to have a checklist for the person performing the inspection.
Want to find out more about your load restraint equipment? The team at LiftQuip will be happy to help.