Use of lift tables must be done safely, taking into account what the lift table is intended for.
During use, the lift table must stand on a horizontal and solid base capable of supporting the required load. If it is fixed in place, it should be fastened firmly to the base. If it is fitted with wheels, they must be braked or otherwise properly blocked.
Freight must be properly placed on the table so that it cannot tip over or fall down, and the maximum allowable load must not be exceeded. This load can be specified as a SWL (Safe Working Load) or WLL (Working Load Limit).
Horizontal transport of freight on lift tables may be done only with the table completely lowered.
During transport, the freight should not extend beyond the table's edges.
Security related parts and other protective equipment may not be removed during use.
With firmly fixed lift tables, be sure to observe the minimum clearance of at least 0.5 metres, up to a height of 2.1 metres, and ensure that there is no stacked freight around the lift table closer than 0.5 metres from the platform's free edges. If this limit cannot be met, the lift table workspace must be barricaded, or pinch hazards must be neutralized in another equally secure manner.
A tool must be taken out of service in an appropriately responsible manner as soon as a fault or damage is observed that could result in accidents or health hazards. The same applies in the event of circumstances causing the base of the tool's workspace to become unstable or incapable of supporting the load satisfactorily, or causing the service, monitoring, or control parts affecting affect the tool's safety to cease functioning as intended.
All deliveries (sale, rental and lending) shall be accompanied with written instructions in English about operation, use, and maintenance. The instructions must indicate how to operate the lift table in a safe manner, including ordinary maintenance, erection and dismantling. The instructions must indicate the specified lift table, its expected use, along with abnormal but foreseeable uses and usage situations. If any uses are discouraged, these must be specified.
The instructions must always be kept on or near the lift table. If the instructions are not kept on the lift table, it should be indicated stated where the instructions are stored.