Truck workshop lifts below standard for safety says Somers

Halesowen, West Midands, UK: Somers, which supplies workshop lifting equipment reports “frightening examples of health and safety breaches” in many workshops using heavy duty mobile vehicle lifts.

Sales and service calls reveal many vehicle lifts not being maintained and serviced regularly or workshops not having correct staff training in place for use of the vehicle lifts resulting in incorrect usage of the equipment, it says.

“It is apparent when visiting our customers that in some cases employers are not even aware of Loler or Puwer regulations and their health and safety obligations to their employees.

Somerstotalkare offers staff training programmes to make companies health and safety compliant

“And with a high risk activity such as lifting a vehicle we feel obliged to bring this to the attention of a greater audience,: Tristan Johnston, marketing executive at Somerstotalkare says He urges workshop managers to talk to Somerstotalkare before the HSE arrive. The HSE state “It is a legal requirement under the Health & Safety at Work Act that all employers ensure that their mobile vehicle lifts are maintained in line with the regulation of Puwer 98.”

“If the HSE highlight the fact that your lifts aren’t regularly maintained you could face prosecution and they may even carry out further inspections of your business to ensure you do not breach other health and safety requirements,” Johnston says.

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