All parts of the suspended working platform, including the outriggers, parapet wall clamps, the suspension gear, the working platform and the whole of the mechanical and electrical apparatus required in connection with the operation and safety of the suspended working platform should be properly maintained. In particular:-
All moving parts should be inspected for wear and replaced as necessary. Only spare parts supplied by manufacturer should be used for replacement. Such parts should be suitably lubricated. Care should be taken to ensure that the lubricant is not transferred to the ropes if this would adversely affect operation of the suspended working platform.
Roof fixings should be included in the maintenance inspections and any defective parts should be repaired or replaced as necessary. In particular, the welded joints of the outriggers and the parapet wall clamps should be checked to ensure that they are free from corrosion and cracks. Rusty parts should be reconditioned or replaced as necessary. Professional engineers should be consulted for maintenance of structural anchorages.
Electrical equipment including the cables of the suspended working platform should be visually inspected and checked before putting into use. They should also be regularly examined, tested, serviced and maintained by qualified electricians or other competent persons.
Record of Maintenance
Source: MaintainX (Community Member)