Approved Code of Practice for Load-Lifting Rigging

This Approved Code of Practice (the Code) has been prepared by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment in conjunction with representatives of the industries and stakeholders concerned. Its purpose is to support the requirements of the Health and Safety in Employment Regulations 1995 in relation to load-lifting rigging activities.  It contains a number of diagrams and tables that are essential for safe load-lifting rigging work and chain/strop maintenance. The Code provides recommendations and procedures for safe practice while carrying out lifting and rigging work in industry. In an industry with inherent dangers involving lifting, this Code will assist to lift the focus on safety. In addition to health and safety information for the rigging industry, sections of the Code include: appropriate safety factors for equipment; rope splices; fitting, sheaves and blocks; rigging for crane work

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