Lifting Certification

Why You Shouldn’t Do Your Own Lifting Certification

The Australian Standards state that a person conducting a lifting inspection and awarding lifting certification must be a competent person. So, while this leaves lifting certification open to DIY jobs, it doesn’t mean that conducting your own inspections is the best thing to do. Ettol is a Perth-based engineering company, and our engineers have over 40 years of combined experience in delivering the highest-quality results to our clients. You can rest assured our engineers will inspect your equipment with the greatest of care, and when we award certification, we’re 100% sure everything is up to the Australian Standards. Here are a few reasons why you should leave lifting certification in Australia to the experts. 

Risks and Costs

One of the most significant downsides to conducting your own lifting certification is the potential risks and costs involved.

  • It will end up being more expensive. To be able to conduct your own lifting inspections, you need to have the practical experience and adequate training. These qualifications will cost a significant amount to obtain when you could just hire Ettol’s professional engineers to inspect for you. Suppose you’re considering doing your own lifting certification without the appropriate qualifications. In that case, you could find yourself paying hefty fines, especially if someone on your team is injured due to unsafe lifting equipment. 
  • Risks to people. There are so many people working around lifting equipment at any time, not to mention the people using the equipment. These people are entitled to feel safe within their work environment, so it’s crucial all your gear is certified and safe to operate.
  • Risks to your projects. If your equipment should malfunction, break down, or cause damage to the worksite around you, it could impact your budget and your timeline.

Lack Of Advanced Technology

At Ettol, we’re passionate about embracing the latest technologies. We’re proud to be pioneers in engineering technology, and we believe that adopting and learning software early will allow our clients to access a competitive edge in their industries.

  • Insightful advice. If we detect issues with your equipment, we can use our CAE technology to accurately simulate situations and make informed recommendations for repairs or changes to the equipment’s structure. 
  • Lifting design. Our access to advanced technology allows us to plan lifts carefully, taking into consideration applied service load, dynamic impact factor, and determination of safe working load.

Little Experience

The biggest hindrance when doing your own lifting certification is the lack of experience. Although the  Australian Standards call for a ‘competent person’, competence doesn’t just mean experience with the equipment. You need to have adequate training, comprehensive knowledge, as well as experience with the equipment. 

  • 40 years of combined experience. Our engineers at Ettol have decades of experience in all aspects of engineering design and implementation.
  • Qualified to conduct inspections. Our engineers are already entirely qualified to perform comprehensive inspections and award lifting certification. Don’t waste time and money trying to source the qualifications when Ettol can take care of it for you. 
  • History of working across industries. Regardless of what industry you operate within, Ettol has experience working across a range of sectors Australia-wide. We’ve worked within the mining, construction, product manufacturing, fabrication, marine, and environmental sectors, so you can rest assured your certification is in good hands.

When You Need Lifting Certification, Contact Ettol

With over 40 years of combined experience in the engineering industry, the team at Ettol can provide you with lifting certification and lifting design in Australia. We’re renowned for delivering successful projects while respecting individual client budgets and timelines. If you’re looking for lifting design or lifting certification, contact us today to book a consultation. 

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