Product Fail of the Week

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Incorrect Lifting Procedure (Side Ways)

It is Important to select the correct Lifting Equipment to suit the Lifting Application, or it could result in Extreme Damage to Equipment

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Handle Welded to Tirfor Body

By Welding these two items together, there is no way to identify if the item has been overloaded (Break in Sheer Pin)

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Hose Clamp used to secure Bottom Hook to Chain Block

The only device that was stopping the Load Pin removing from the Chain and Bottom Hook was a Hose Clamp

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Extremely Overloaded Swivel Hook (EXCEEDING WLL CAPACITY)

The Eye Self Locking Hook was subject to Extreme Overloading (Exceeding the WLL 3.2t capacity)

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Damaged (Cut) Round Sling still in Opperation

The Round Sling had been Damaged (Cut), but was still in Use at time of Inspection - Tied back together by a knot

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Overloading and Incorrect use resulted in body of Shackle cracking

This shackle has been over loaded and side loaded, causing the body to stretch & crack

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Importance of using correct Components when manufacturing Wire Ropes

The wrong dies were used to press the ferrule. Because it didn’t meet the fill factor, the eye pulled out.

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Overloaded Coupler (Exceeding WLL Capacity)

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

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Extreme wear to G80 Lifting Chains

The maximum wear on Chain Slings legs is 10%. This set Requires urgent Repair/Replacement before it can be put back into service.

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Incorrect D.O.W. information on Lanyard

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.

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Importance of Good House Keeping

It's not always the Equipment that can cause injury Onsite. Good House Keeping and Storage decreases injuries in the Workplace

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Homemade Eyebolts by client

These “modified” lifting devices were in use during an inspection. All lifting equipment requires re-certification when subject to further processing.

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Corroded Pump Chain Shackle

Grade S Shackle & Grade 80 Chain Sling exposed to Corrosive Environment. Use correct Equipment for the Application

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Bent self locking hook

Clevis self-locking hooked failed during an onsite inspection. Failure was caused by side loading.

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Swivel Hook Assembly Fail

Swivel hook assembly failed during a lift. Failure caused by retaining pin missing and the load rotating.

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Break dics shattered in WLL 3t Lever Hoist

The break discs inside of this WLL 3t lever hoist have been destroyed due to overloading.

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Round Sling cut by grinder

The protective sleeving and load fibres of this round sling were damaged by a grinder whilst in use.

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Bottom Hook and Load Chain Snapped

The bottom hook and chain snapped on this lever hoist due to substantial overloading.

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Damaged Plate Clamp

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.

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Rusted Karabiner being used on a height safety system

This Karabiner was still in service at the time of inspection. The level of corrosion exceeds what is acceptable.

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