Why Is Using Certified Lifting Equipment Important?

There are two basic certifications that are required on a lifting device in Canada. The first is the engineering approval on the capacity. The other is an annual weld inspection for ongoing certification. I occasionally come across un-certified lifting equipment in my trips around Alberta and every time it surprises me. Although, the industry is slowly becoming better at policing this, and the operators out there are getting trained to make sure their equipment is certified, it is still fairly common to see even larger companies using lifting equipment that hasn’t been engineered… Read more →