Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007

Schedule 1

Regulations 43, 46, 52, 53, 55

Requirements for Work Equipment

Part A — Exemption from certain provisions of Regulation 46

Class or description of hoist or hoistway

Requirements of Regulation 46 which do not apply

Condition

1.  Pavement hoist for goods.

Hoistways of pavement hoists, that is to say, hoists in the case of which the provision of a permanent enclosure at the top landing would obstruct a street or public place or yard or other open space where persons are required or liable to pass.

Paragraph (2)(a) in so far as it requires the hoistway to be protected by an enclosure and gate at or above the top landing.

Paragraph (2)(b) in the case of the top landing.

The hoistway shall be securely covered and fastened at the top landing except when access is required for goods or materials.

Measures shall be taken to minimise the risk of persons falling down the hoistway whilst the top landing is open.

2.  Hoists used solely for lifting material directly into a machine.

Paragraph (2)(a) and (b).

Measures shall be taken to prevent hazards from falling objects or contact with moving parts.

3.  Hoists used for raising or lowering or tipping- standard gauge or broader gauge railway rolling stock.

Paragraph (2)(a), (b) and (h)(ii).

So far as is reasonably practicable, means shall be provided at such entrances to the enclosure to prevent any person from falling down the hoistway or being struck by any moving part of the hoist.

4.  Drop-pit hoists used for raising or lowering wheels or bogies detached from standard-gauge or broader gauge railway rolling stock.

Paragraph (2)(a), (b) and (h)(ii) and (iii).

 

5.  Hoistways of hoists into or from which goods or materials are loaded or unloaded automatically and to the carrier to which there is no access for persons.

Paragraph (2)(a) in so far as it requires the fitting of gates at the openings in the enclosure where goods or materials are loaded or unloaded.

So far as is reasonably practicable, means shall be provided at such openings to the hoistway to prevent any person from falling down the hoistway or being struck by any moving part of the hoist.

6.  Any hoist or lift used to raise a motor vehicle.

Paragraphs (2)(a), (b) and (c).

 

7.  Hoists and lifts, used as working platforms, not of a movable type, which do not pass through any floor and which are used in the butchering of animals

Paragraphs (2)(a), (b) and (h)(iii).

 

Part B — Period of thorough examination of lifting equipment, lifting accessory equipment or other miscellaneous equipment

Column 1

Column 2

Description of lifting equipment or lifting accessory or other miscellaneous equipment

Period within which a thorough examination must occur

Hoist or Lift

6 months

Tailboard goods lift

12 months

Suspended access equipment

6 months

Mast climbing work platform

6 months

Lifting accessories including chains, ropes, rings, hooks, shackles, clamps, swivels, spreader beams and spreader frames, vacuum lifting devices

6 months

Items provided for support of lifting equipment

12 months

Mobile elevating work platform

6 months

Crane

12 months

Tower crane climbing rig

6 months

Crane used in dock work, shipbuilding, ship-repairing

12 months

Fork lift truck including interchangeable accessories

12 months (6 if used to lift persons)

Telehandler including interchangeable accessories

12 months (6 if used to lift persons)

Vehicle lifting table

12 months

Hoisting equipment on fishing vessels

12 months

Winches used for lifting loads

12 months

Other lifting machines (materials only) unless specified in Part D of this Schedule

12 months

Other lifting machines (personnel) unless specified in Part D of this Schedule

6 months

Equipment located in premises used primarily for generating, transforming switching or otherwise regulating electrical energy.

In compliance with a scheme of inspection and testing drawn up by a competent person

Patient hoist

6 months

F74 [ Part C Circumstances requiring testing of lifting equipment as part of a thorough examination

Column 1

Column 2

Description of Equipment

Period within which or conditions under which testing is required

All lifting equipment

After any substantial alteration or repair affecting its strength or stability

Fixed lifting equipment

Before first use

Tower crane

After each assembly

Mobile crane

Every 4 years

Winch

Every 4 years

Self erecting crane

After erection and before first use on site and after any change in configuration or support conditions

Pulley block, gin wheel or sheer legs or supporting systems for same, used in the raising or lowering of any load weighing 1,000 kg or more

Before first use ]

Annotations

Amendments:

F74

Substituted (12.11.2007) by Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 732 of 2007), reg. 2(k), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

Part D — Equipment that has a lifting function, is subject to Regulation 30 and is not subject to Regulation 52

(a) Bottle jack

(b) Pallet truck

(c) Tractor hitch

(d) Height adjusting components of machine tools

(e) Fixed machinery for raising/lowering pallets

(f) Vehicle wheelchair hoist

(g) Lifting equipment designed to lift wheelie bins of volume less than 360 litres

(h) Escalators and conveyors

(i) Platform lifts for level changes of 1.2 m or less

Part E — Information to be contained in report of thorough examination

1. The name and address of the employer or owner for whom the thorough examination was made.

2. The address of the premises at which the thorough examination was made.

3. Particulars sufficient to identify the lifting equipment including, where known, its date of manufacture.

4. Date of this examination and date of the last thorough examination if known.

5. The safe working load of the lifting equipment or, where its safe working load depends on the configuration of the lifting equipment, its safe working load for the different configurations that have been determined.

6. The purpose of the examination including examination before putting into use for the first time, examination after installation or after assembly at a new site or in a new location, examination after repairs or alterations and periodic examination.

7. In relation to every thorough examination of lifting equipment—

(a) identification of any part found to have a defect which is or could become a danger to persons and a description of the defect;

(b) particulars of any repair, renewal or alteration required to remedy a defect found to be a danger to persons;

(c) in the case of a defect which is not yet but could become a danger to persons—

(i) the time by which it could become such danger;

(ii) particulars of any repair, renewal or alteration required to modify it;

(d) the latest date by which the next thorough examination must be carried out;

(e) where the thorough examination included testing, particulars of any test;

(f) identification of parts not accessible for examination.

8. The name, address and qualifications of the individual making the report and, where appropriate, the name and address of the individual’s employer.

9. Where appropriate, the name and position of a person signing or authenticating the report on behalf of its author.