Lorry loaders are complex machines with electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems that require the manufacturer’s preventative maintenance instructions to be strictly complied with, if safety is to be maintained in use. Checks and inspections should be carried out taking account of the frequency of use of the lorry loader and the environmental conditions in which it regularly works. If the operator is considered to be competent, they may be authorised to carry out routine pre-use checks and intermediate inspections.
Daily pre-use checks should be completed at the beginning of each shift or working day before work commences and/or when taking over the machine for the first time. A record of the daily check should be kept and a defect reporting system should be in place so that any defects are rectified promptly.
A programme of pre-use checks, regular inspections and servicing schedules should be established in accordance with the manufacturers instructions and the risks associated with using a loadercrane. Operators should be encouraged to report defects or problems. Reported problems should be put right quickly, with the lorry loader crane or associated attachment(s) taken out of service if safety critical.
Each kit comes in a sturdy highly visible box which is ideal for storing used checkbooks for management records. The kit contains 275 individual (one for each day - working week) Lorry Loader Crane inspections relating to the components and functionality of a Loader Crane. Duplicate carbon copies of the completed inspection checklists are retained in the book for management records. The book also includes useful guidance notes to remind operatives what to look for during their Loader Crane inspection. The kit also contains 2 status tags which when positioned and attached to the entrance of a Loader Crane is a ideal way to advise employees when the equipment is "Good to Go" following a pre-use inspection. If a fault is found then the tag can display a "Do Not Use" message to quarantine the equipment until repaired and another inspection deems the Loader Crane is safe for use. A useful wallet and pen which securely holds the book and pen to protect it from general wear and tear whilst providing a perfect writing surface whilst on the move. The kit also provides 300 tamper evident seals which provide a visual indicator that the checklist insert is in place and verified.
Daily Inspection Kit includes:
• 2 x Status Tags to attach to the equipment and show its status (includes a spare).
• 11 x Safety Check Books provide 275 individual checklists, allowing one to be completed each day of the year (based on a 5-day working week) and the findings displayed inside the status tag. Additional books can be ordered as and when required.
• 1x Check Book Wallet & Pen, to store the current book in use and provide a solid writing surface when completing checklists.
• 300 x Tamper Evident Seals, which can be used to deter and identify unauthorised access to the status tag.