Mechanically aided lifting tasks, including the transfer of heavy items while suspended, have clear potential for significant injury, damage or process release if the lifting equipment fails or the load falls. There is rarely any warning of such failures, and they continue to result in MIAs, HiPo’s and serious near-misses within BP operations. Specific risks associated with lifting tasks vary according to the type of lift: Routine Lifts, Simple Lifts and Permit Required Lifts.
This policy is applicable to all individuals, including tenants (per lease agreement), who work at the Chicago Area Facilities (CAF), and does not pre-empt or eliminate the need for other applicable permits, procedures, policies or guides.
The following is a list of documents associated with the Lift Plan Procedures: