Ratchet cable pullers, often simply referred to as cable pullers or come-alongs, are mechanical devices used for the manual tensioning, pulling, or lifting of cables or heavy objects. They are commonly employed in various industries, including construction, manufacturing, agriculture, and forestry, to perform tasks like tightening cables, securing loads, and moving heavy equipment. Ratchet cable pullers are designed to provide a mechanical advantage, making it easier for operators to apply force and control the movement of objects or materials. At Cromwell, our growing range of ratchet cable pullers can suit all your needs.
LOLER applies to ALL lifting equipment used for work purposes, even if it was manufactured and put into use before LOLER came into force in 1998. The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 applies to all work equipment, including lifting equipment, and requires workplaces to provide suitable and safe equipment for the task, along with proper training. Work equipment must be maintained and inspected and related risks prevented or controlled.
Pre-use checks must be carried out on lifting equipment. The purpose of these pre-use checks is to identify faulty equipment; this is not the same as routine thorough examination and inspections but in addition to them at each use. All lifting equipment requires to be thoroughly examined by a qualified competent person at various points, as required by PUWER, to maintain efficient working order.
LOLER - Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations
PUWER - Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
HASWA - Health and Safety at Work Act
WAH - Work / Working at Height
Please note that the products in this category are not suitable for lifting people; please consult the manufacturer's data sheet for more information.
For the further information and full details of your legal responsibilities:
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment (LOLER) Regulations 1998 - AcoP - L113