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Maintenance of boom lift, work platform lift. ALVE informs #24

30-07-2019

The revisions of a PEMP are the periodic, structural, functional and operational checks, of resistance and conservation, to guarantee the maximum performance of the machine, in accordance with its conception and manufacture, as well as the safety and health of people who can Find yourself within your field of action. PEMPs must be maintained in accordance with the instructions of each manufacturer and must be contained in a manual that is delivered with each platform.
Both revisions and deadlines to be performed must be made by staff
specialized. The UNE-58921 IN standard includes a PEMP Periodic Review Sheet that can serve as a guide when conducting these reviews.

The use of Lifting Platforms is regulated by regulations and, therefore, requires responsibility in the maintenance of lifting platforms, the supervision and scheduled revision of its engines and different parts guarantees not only its proper functioning avoiding risk situations, but also delays in the realization of works.

The Lifting Platforms must be maintained in accordance with the instructions of each manufacturer and by specialized technical personnel, mandatory review of lifting platforms.

There is no specific regulation for this type of second-hand lifting platforms, on the conditions of installation, operation, maintenance, etc. that develop the principles required in the regulation, it is considered that compliance with the UNE-58921-IN “Instructions for installation, operation, maintenance, revisions and inspections of mobile personnel lifting platforms” constitutes a way to comply with the legal requirements

And so Annex A of the UNE-58921-IN standard: Maintenance:
- Previous operations that operators must perform before starting the task
- Technical and functional operations
- Maintenance of the mechanical part
- Maintenance of the pneumatic part
- Maintenance of the electrical part
- Maintenance of functional organs
- Maintenance of electronic devices

It also includes an Annex B, which is a "Periodic review sheet of the lifting platforms" that can serve as a guide or Check list.

The ITC-5 technical training project for lifting platforms, specific regulations, is being processed by the Ministry.

Taking into account and without forgetting the mandatory or legal compliance part, a series of important advantages of preventive maintenance must be taken into account:
- Minimize or eliminate unproductive stops
- Minimize or eliminate platform failures
- Minimize or eliminate repair costs, as well as unscheduled maintenance when performed during scheduled stops.
- Optimize platform performance
- Reduce energy consumption
- Good maintenance increases its useful life as well as optimal performance
- Improves the intrinsic safety of the machinery and therefore of the personnel who use them.

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