A lifting operation is an operation concerned with the lifting and lowering of a load. A load is the item or items being lifted which could include a person or people. A lifting operation may be performed manually or using lifting equipment.
Lifting equipment includes any equipment or machinery used at work for lifting or lowering loads or people, including accessories and attachments used for anchoring, fixing or supporting the equipment. There is a wide range of lifting equipment in the construction industry. Typical examples are: a crane, a telescopic handler, an aerial work platform and etc.