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- Competency Requirements
Gin Wheels tested to BS 1692:1992
SWL 250 Kgs
Each Gin Wheel is stamped with an individual serial number.
The employer must ensure that all those who carry out Gin Wheel & Rope operations are suitably trained. Suitable training is given on CISRS training courses (e.g. Part 1, Part 2 and Advanced), but for those below this level, typical requirements may include certificated manual handling and Safety Gin Wheel & Rope training from a competent trainer. The employer should also monitor their attitude and aptitude towards safety and Gin Wheel & Rope work and ensure adequate supervision.
The employer must arrange for thorough inspections as per LOLER, with gin wheels inspected every year and all accessories (including ropes) inspected every six months. Copies of these certificates must be retained, with copies held on site.
The Gin Wheel and Rope must be fit for purpose (e.g. no cracks in the metal, no signs of corrosion, no sharp edges and the rope is in good condition with no fraying and no cuts). The serial number on the Gin Wheel must be the same as the certificate.
A competent person (e.g. a CISRS Scaffolder) should carry out a pre-use inspection of the Gin Wheel & Rope at the beginning of every shift (and continue monitoring the equipment throughout the day).
Until the scaffold is handed over – and the Gin Wheel & Rope becomes part of the scaffold and is inspected as part of the weekly scaffold inspection regime – the equipment must have a weekly recorded inspection by a competent person (e.g. a CISRS Scaffolder or a CISRS Scaffold Inspector).
NOTE: this information is given in good faith. Please check all information given is current, and up to date before relying upon it.