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Hoisting & Rigging Assessment Form

  Assess the institutional and department/division hoisting and rigging (including forklift, overhead cranes small hoists, and mobile cranes) requirements, policies, procedures, and work practices for both professional and incidental activities.  Review the roles and responsibilities of line managers, support personnel and workers who are involved in these activities as well as the adequacy of compliance with institutional and/or Department/Division qualifications, training requirements, and inspection requirements.  Assess the laboratory’s process for understanding the causes and development of effective corrective actions for incidents/accidents.  Review the roles and responsibilities of line managers, support personnel and workers who are involved in the incident as well as the adequacy of the investigation, development of corrective actions of such incidents, and the verification of their effectiveness.  Review line management’s understanding of the Laboratory’s and division/department policies and procedures for working safely.  Focus will be on the adequacy of hoisting and rigging requirements and policies and its flow down into lower tiered procedures, concentrating on: planning hoisting and rigging work, implementing effective hazards controls, and performing work within controls. Assess the identification and analysis of forklift operations and hoisting and rigging hazards, establishment of work controls, procedural adherence, and implementation of lessons learned both from previous work and current work activities. Blue comments inserted by Mike Viola, PPPL.