Lifting Device Inspection (LDI)
Lifting devices can include, but are not limited to, cranes, forklift trucks, lifts, hoists, mobile elevating platforms and vehicle inspection platform hoists. This equipment can be used for many things, from lifting a worker up to fix a broken cable line, to lowering a load of skids full of produce off a loading dock.
Lifting devices are used in thousands of workplaces and their continuing role is a significant cause of serious worker injury and death. A common feature of many of these incidents was a failure to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations. A lifting devices safety program that complies with the legislation will protect the safety and well-being of your employees and your business.
Lifting devices are an important investment for your business. They protect your workers from injury and protect the materials that are being moved from being damaged as a result of being dropped or mishandled. It is essential that these devices are installed (if applicable) correctly, maintained properly and operated only be competent personnel. The potential for serious injury and fatality is considerable. There is also the potential for loss of supplies, finished product and damage to equipment and buildings. All of these result in additional cost to your bottom line, damage to your company’s reputation, and poor employee morale.
By Ontario Ministry of Labour Law a detailed visual and operational inspection of the forklift (LDI) is required annually by a competent person to show proof the lift truck had passed inspection and was running properly and safely. Upon completion of the inspection the customer receives a copy of the LDI noting what items require attention.
For items that do not pass the truck must be taken out of service until all items have been repaired and the forklift is re-inspected. Upon final completion the forklift receives a certification decal and the customer is provided with the LDI final report.
Liftway service technicians will perform a thorough examination of your forklift or lifting device and provide a detail report of all deficiencies. Our service manager will prepare a quote detailing the work required to put your equipment back safe operating order. You will be provided with documentation that will provide government approval to keep your truck operational.
Lifting Device Reference Links
Liftway – Certification of (LDI) Lifting Device Form
Ontario Ministry of Labour – Forklift – Checklist