Use the downtime period wisely

After a year of hard work, your lifting equipment will have experienced routine wear and tear. Maintenance and overhauls are essential, but the downtime is also ideal for upgrades and improvements. “That is certainly how many of our customers are seeing it,” says Martin Pambor, Sales Director at VPG. “We have listened to what they have been telling us, and we are fully prepared for their increased demand over the holidays.”

Our resources are ready and available
“We have made significant investments in extra stocks of original spare parts. These are vital in maintaining performance and safety, of course,” continues Martin. “Our people will also be on standby to support our customers with service, maintenance, installation, overhaul and modifications.”

Safety examinations and risk assessments
“Our customers are also telling us about their plans for safety checks and risk assessments during the holidays,” says Martin Pambor. The law is very strict in this area. If you provide or control lifting equipment used at work, you must:
• Determine and document the safe operation of the equipment
• Train operators to use it safely
• Maintain it regularly according to the manufacturer’s instructions
• Keep records and logbooks
• Have it examined thoroughly and regularly by a competent person

These are areas where you need expert knowledge of both equipment and safety standards.

“We are ensuring that you have ongoing access to our experts. Simply call or email your Jihab sales representative. We will be offering a complete support package with all the spare parts, service expertise, and safety knowledge you need,” concludes Martin.