A question frequently asked concerns the allowable wear of the hook bar before replacement is necessary.
CHEM members have come to the conclusion that when the bar has reduced to 90% of its original diameter, i.e to 58mm for TS8 containers and 27mm for TS13 containers it should be replaced.
Hook lift containers come under the category of lifting accessories and are not subject to the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER). They are, however, items of work equipment and subject to the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER). Items of work equipment should be inspected at regular intervals and where damage and wear are found the necessary remedial action must be taken.