LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association), based in the UK, has launched a new edition of its Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Lifting Equipment (COPSULE).
The new edition is also accompanied by an updated version of the User’s Pocket Guide to Lifting Equipment, which provides information on legal compliance, planning lifts, and selecting, using and inspecting equipment.
COPSULE is a reference document for the selection, operation and maintenance of overhead lifting equipment. It also addresses common causes of lifting-related accidents and provides practical guidance to help staff comply fully with relevant health and safety legislation, a spokesperson added.
The new version covers a range of equipment, including hoists, winches, slings and most recently electric overhead travelling cranes. It provides advice on methods of installation, inspection, maintenance and storage.
For more information visit www.leea.co.uk