TOOLBOX TALK – TT27 LIFTING ACCESSORIES
OVERVIEW, This talk will cover: SLINGS, CHAINS, SHACKLES, HOOKS & EYEBOLTS.
- Check the SWL on the sling against load to be lifted.
- Rope slings need not be marked with the SWL, provided that a certificate of test is available and the SWL is known.
- Don’t use fibre rope or wire slings for hot loads and keep them away from welding or flame-cutting operations.
- Ensure no broken ends in wires or chafing on fibre ropes.
- Check condition of splices, rings and thimbles on slings.
- Protect wire rope or nylon slings from sharp edges.
- Make sure that the chain is not kinked or twisted.
- Don’t shorten a chain by knotting it.
- Never lengthen a chain by joining pieces together.
- Don’t lubricate chain slings – oil can pick up abrasive materials such as sand or grit.
- Don’t expose chains to acids or corrosive substances
- Use the right type of shackle for the job in hand.
- Don’t use any shackle which isn’t marked with the SWL.
- Check the bow and pin for damage, destroy if doubtful.
- Ensure the pin is free, but not loose, in tapped hole.
- When using a shackle with a ‘nut and bolt’ pin, the pin should be free to rotate when nut is tight.
HOOKS & EYEBOLTS
- Check both hooks and eyebolts carefully for cracks, cuts, dents and corrosion pits.
- Swivel hooks should rotate freely.
- Always mouse hooks unless fitted, with a safety catch and make sure the catch operates freely.
- Check the centre line of the eye is central with threaded portion.
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REMEMBER A CHAIN IS ONLY AS STRONG AS IT’S WEAKEST LINK – KNOW THE SWL OF ALL LIFTING GEAR