Periodic Inspections – Chain Slings

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Grade T (80) and Grade V (100) must have period inspections and the Australian Standard AS3775 includes a guide on how often these inspections should take place.  The guide is based on lift cycles (Per week), with 1 lift cycle … Read More

Periodic Inspections – Synthetic Slings

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Synthetic Slings are required to have a periodic inspection at intervals of service of not more than three months.  The slings shall be inspected by a competent person.  For heavily used slings the inspections should be more frequent. A record of … Read More

TERMINOLOGY – Wire Rope

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Minimum Breaking Force (MBF) – MBF is the minimum load or force, specified by the manufacturer, at which the wire rope will break.  This is the figure which should be used when choosing the right wire rope for your application … Read More

LIFTING EQUIPMENT TAGS

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All assets must have traceability throughout their lifecycle.  If a lifting sling has lost its tag and a permanent method of identification is not evident, then the item should be withdrawn from service.     Further Information – Contact RMB … Read More

INSPECTION – Lifting & Height Safety Equipment

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It doesn’t matter what the asset is that you are maintaining, one of the most important aspects of an inspection process is the recording of information.  Important information needed is the specific serial number of the asset, date of inspection, … Read More

HEIGHT SAFETY – Term of life

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Height Safety – Term of Life   Under AS/NZS1891.1 – harnesses and lanyards have a maximum of a 10 year lifespan. Inspection periods of harnesses and lanyards cannot exceed 6 months.

CHAIN SLINGS – Reeved and Basket Slings

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Chain Slings – Reeved and Basket Slings   The maximum angle for use on multi leg slings when using in a reeved or basket configuration is 60 degrees. This change is a reduction from the previously allowed maximum of 120 … Read More

CHAIN SLINGS – Inspection Frequency

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Chain Sings – Inspection Frequency   The latest revision to AS3775 provides a guide on how often periodic inspections should take place. Your duty of care is that you shall have an inspection program in place which takes into account … Read More

WIRE ROPE – Installing under load

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WIRE ROPE – Installing under load To achieve perfect multiple layer spooling of the rope on the drum it is important to put tension on the rope during the installation It is critical that the first layers are under tension. … Read More

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