What records are you required to keep?
You never know when comprehensive records related to training, testing, repair and inspection of equipment will be needed, but when that requirement presents itself it becomes clear how necessary they are. It’s particularly important to chart these activities related to lifting and rigging gear, and its use.
Imagine the consequences if you can’t answer: When are we due our next periodic inspection? Did someone inspect that sling before use this morning?
There are different methods of documenting this activity, which is largely down to the company in question. However, in all cases it’s vital that records are comprehensive, up to date, clearly filed and easily accessible by personnel that might need to quickly look into the status of a member of staff or item of equipment. It can be time-consuming but there are systems to help.
Ranger Lifting’s e-Testinspect offers full traceability of all height safety and lifting equipment. Tailored for the Australian market, e-Testinspect works in accordance with relevant standards and encompasses both NATA and LEEA methodology for best practice.