This HSE Safety Notice is aimed at: companies providing maintenance of platform lifts (vertical lifting platforms) and owners/operators of such platform lifts used by people with impaired mobility, installed at their premises. Information is provided for maintenance companies on: the risks from tampering with safety critical components (safety devices) and inappropriate or poor maintenance of

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Lifting equipment incident leads to prosecution  Key Facts: An incident involving inappropriate lifting equipment left a worker with life changing injuries. A four-tonne piling hammer struck him, whilst it was being moved into position. Both his employer and the principal contractor on the project were prosecuted, each receiving a £19,000 fine, plus costs.

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