Are there any limitations on use which are specified by the manufacturer or supplier of the equipment which may make its selection unsuitable for the task in hand?
Every item of lifting equipment will come with an instruction manual or guide/information document. This should also be made available to you upon purchase or when hiring a piece of lifting equipment. It is important to consider the task, the individual, the load and the environment to ensure that the equipment is capable of carrying out the lifting operation safely without risk of failure or the introduction of other hazards. If unsure, consult with the supplier before you buy or hire the equipment.