Increase Safety And Accuracy When Using Rigging Equipment

Ensuring that a load is not too heavy for hoisting equipment is a critical safety fundamental. Additionally, rigging operators should ensure that a hoisted load will not twist or swing. Some lifting solutions involve researching the materials being lifted and using accessories that are compatible with the hoisting equipment being used.

Weight And Size Limits

Heavy items are typically hoisted. Rigging equipment consists of a load hook and a sling hitch. Wires connected to the equipment are designed to keep the hoisted materials stable and provide a rigging operator with leverage. Before a rigging session is conducted, a rigging operator will need to determine if a load is adequately-sized for the rigging equipment they will be utilizing.

If the weight and size of the hoisted items exceed what the rigging equipment can handle, the wires that are attached to the equipment could break. This could result in an injury. A bill of lading associated with goods that have been received and that are going to be hoisted during a construction project should specify the weight and size of each product.

These measurements should be compared with the capabilities of the rigging equipment. If a bill of lading isn't on hand for referral purposes, a rigging operator can use an industrial scale and measuring tape to assess the goods being hoisted. Using a different type of sling hitch or choosing to connect a below-the-hook lifting device will allow a rigging operator to hoist oversized materials.

Tag Lines And Clips

Even if rigging equipment is properly utilized, there may be occasions when a load will twist or swing. This could pose a serious injury threat. A rigging operator could potentially lose control of a load, which could be disruptive to the manner in which a construction project is conducted. Tag lines are rope-like accessories that will provide a rigging operator with more control.

A tag line is designed to be attached to standard rigging equipment. It acts as a tether and provides a load with additional support. It will reduce the amount of stress that is attached to the wires that are connected to the hoisting equipment. Clips are used to provide stability as a load is being lifted. Clips will attach directly to the lines that are part of a rigging apparatus. Clips come in many sizes, allowing a rigging operator to select clips that will be perfectly sized for the equipment they will be using.  

For more info, contact a local company like Dielco Crane Service.

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