What are the obligations of the employer regarding work equipment such as cranes?

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For all work equipment in general, and particularly for cranes, the single text regarding safety Italian Leg. Decree 81/08 requires that the equipment is:

  • installed and used in accordance with instructions for use;
  • subject to appropriate maintenance with the purpose of guaranteeing the continuity over time of the safety requirements in article 70 and is supplied, where necessary, with designated instructions for use and a maintenance log;
  • subject to measures for updating minimum safety requirements set with the specific regulatory provisions adopted according to the prescriptions in article 18, clause 1, letter z);
  • the audit log for the work equipment must be kept and updated carefully.
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