Lifting of Loads with Integral Lifting Points


This Technical Information Note (TIN) from the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPHA) deals with the issues associated with the lifting of loads with integral lifting points on construction sites.


Loads such as plant, equipment and materials with integral lifting points are frequently lifted on construction sites. The CPHA has identified the following frequently raised questions:

  • What is the distinction between an integral lifting point and a lifting accessory?

  • Should integral lifting points be thoroughly examined under LOLER?

  • What type of inspections should be undertaken on integral lifting points, who should undertake the inspections, what is the scope of the inspections, how often should they be completed?

  • When should a written record of an inspection be retained?

  • What would constitute a suitable pre-use inspection prior to lifting?

  • Should integral lifting points be UKCA/CE marked?

  • To what design codes or standards should integral lifting points be designed and constructed?

  • Do integral lifting points have to be overload tested (proof load tested) before first use?

This TIN seeks to provide answers to the above questions and help people safely deal with the lifting of loads with integral lifting points.


Construction Plant-hire Association April 2022


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