Jacks are generally hand-operated, used to lift heavy loads over short distances, and the basis of the operating system is the application of high pressure. jacks They are based on the principle of leverage and generally operate with hydraulic action. Although the jacks are generally hand-held in size and light in weight, there are also jacks strong enough to handle thousands of tons of weight. The most common use of the jack is the tire change of vehicles. Vehicle jacks, which are used to lift some of the vehicles, can create serious hazards for human and property safety depending on the place of use.

Some jacks work mechanically. There is no oil or hydraulic system in these lifting jacks. In addition, the jacks are produced in various sizes and shapes according to the place of use and the weight and characteristics of the load to be lifted. There are lifting jacks up to 100 tons.

However, the use of jacks, regardless of their size and strength, poses a danger to human health and property safety. This is because the jacks, which operate with hydraulic system and come under very large weights, operate on the basis of the pressure applied on the compressed liquid. For this reason, periodical maintenance of the jacks in terms of the safety of the employees and the enterprise must be done.

The Law No. 6331 on Occupational Health and Safety and the Regulation on Health and Safety Conditions in the Use of Work Equipment issued on the basis of this law provide legal regulations in this regard. The minimum requirements for health and safety related to the work tools and equipment used in the workplaces are included in these legal regulations.

One hand human health and employee safety On the other hand, it is obligatory to comply with these legal regulations issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security in order to eliminate possible risks in terms of property security. In the tables (Annex 3 Maintenance, Repair and Periodic Inspections), jacks, which are annexed to the Regulation on Health and Safety in the Use of Work Equipment, Lifting and forwarding tools is in the group. Therefore, if the jacks are not foreseen for another period in the relevant standards, periodic check-up and examinations should be done.

According to the regulation, these control and inspection operations must be performed by authorized persons. Neither such checks nor reports shall be deemed valid if the inspection and inspection procedures have not been performed by authorized persons, such as mechanical engineers, mechanical technicians or high technicians.

In the tables attached to the regulation, the standards that should be considered during these controls are shown as follows:

  • TS 10116
  • TS EN 280
  • TS EN 818-6 + A1
  • TS EN 1495 + A2
  • TS EN 1709
  • TS EN 12079-3
  • TS EN 12927-7
  • TS EN 13157 + A1
  • TS EN ISO 13534
  • TS ISO 789-2
  • TS ISO 3056
  • TS ISO 4309
  • TS ISO 7592
  • TS ISO 9927-1
  • TS ISO 11662-1
  • TS ISO 12480-1
  • TS ISO 12482-1

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