Section 18-6. Measures in connection with lifting operations

Measures shall be taken to ensure that employees do not enter the area below suspended loads. Should the employees nevertheless have to enter the area below the load to carry out the work, measures shall be taken to protect the employees from being injured.
The work must be carried out using lifting accessories that are appropriate to the load to be handled, the gripping points, lifting lugs, weather conditions and the method used for slinging and hooking on the load. Assembled lifting accessories that are not disassembled after use shall be clearly marked so that the users are aware of the characteristics of such lifting attachments.
Lifting accessories shall be stored so as to prevent damage and degradation.