Top 11 Reasons Lifting Equipment Breaks
Here at All Lifting, we are all about safety in the workplace. We’ve made a list of the main reasons that are reported back to us that gear fails or even breaks.
- User error
- Not trained to use the equipment correctly
- Incorrect item for the task
- Used/loaded improperly
- Given incorrect advice
- Unrated equipment
- Don’t know how heavy the item they’re moving is
- Don’t understand the working load limits of their equipment
- Overloading equipment
- Shock loading equipment
- No lift plan
Most of the time gear fails or breaks is due to a lack of knowledge and understanding about how to safely use the lifting and rigging gear. If you are ever unsure about how to safely conduct a lift, we can help. We also offer inspections and testing and supply of new equipment. Contact All Lifting today for specialist information for your next lift.
SAFETY NOTE: Do not try to use equipment or replicate any of these pictures as they are all equipment that failed inspection.