It is Important to select the correct Lifting Equipment to suit the Lifting Application, or it could result in Extreme Damage to Equipment
By Welding these two items together, there is no way to identify if the item has been overloaded (Break in Sheer Pin)
The only device that was stopping the Load Pin removing from the Chain and Bottom Hook was a Hose Clamp
The Eye Self Locking Hook was subject to Extreme Overloading (Exceeding the WLL 3.2t capacity)
The Round Sling had been Damaged (Cut), but was still in Use at time of Inspection - Tied back together by a knot
This shackle has been over loaded and side loaded, causing the body to stretch & crack
The wrong dies were used to press the ferrule. Because it didn’t meet the fill factor, the eye pulled out.
It is important not only to know the Weight of the Load you are lifting, but also to make sure you use the correct rated (WLL) Lifting Equipment
The maximum wear on Chain Slings legs is 10%. This set Requires urgent Repair/Replacement before it can be put back into service.
The lifespan of a Lanyard is 10 years from DOM (Date of Manufacture), ensure you always check the DOM & DOW on all Height Safety before use.
It's not always the Equipment that can cause injury Onsite. Good House Keeping and Storage decreases injuries in the Workplace
These “modified” lifting devices were in use during an inspection. All lifting equipment requires re-certification when subject to further processing.
Grade S Shackle & Grade 80 Chain Sling exposed to Corrosive Environment. Use correct Equipment for the Application
Clevis self-locking hooked failed during an onsite inspection. Failure was caused by side loading.
Swivel hook assembly failed during a lift. Failure caused by retaining pin missing and the load rotating.
The break discs inside of this WLL 3t lever hoist have been destroyed due to overloading.
The protective sleeving and load fibres of this round sling were damaged by a grinder whilst in use.
The bottom hook and chain snapped on this lever hoist due to substantial overloading.
This plate clamp was caught under a metal rolling machine which caused the bottom jaw to open as well as the load pin to let go.
This Karabiner was still in service at the time of inspection. The level of corrosion exceeds what is acceptable.