Lifting Machines, Tackle, Clamps, Attachments & Accessories
|Electric Chain Hoist||JIS 8815/1987 and or DIN VDE 0100|
|Pneumatic Chain Hoists||SABS 1638 : 1995|
|Chain Block – Hand Operated||JIS B8801/12, SANS 1594:2006, BS 3243|
|Lever Hoist – Hand Operated||JIS 8819 and or SANS 1636:2006|
|Jib Cranes||SANS 1599-1:1994|
|Chain –||EN 818 – 1 & 2 SANS 189 ISO 3076|
|Chain Slings – Welded Assy. Grade 8||ISO 4778 / SANS 4778|
|Chain Slings – Instant Assy. (MAX•A•LOK) Gr. 8||ISO 7593 / SANS 7593 – EN 818 – 1 & 4|
|Components for chain sling – Grade 8||EN 1677 – 1 & 4 ISO 4778|
|Polyester Sling – Endless Type||EN 1492-2 / SANS 94-2 2003|
|Polyester Sling – Flat Woven Type||EN 1492-1 / SANS 94-1 2003|
|Steel Wire Rope Sling||SABS ISO 7531:1987|
Clamps and Attachments:
|Steel Plate / Section Lifting Clamps||EN 13155|
|Steel Coil ‘C’ Hooks||EN 13155/DIN 15018|
|Pallet forks and Grabs||EEC 89 / EEC 91 / 36B/EEC|
|Lifting Beams and Frames||DIN 15018|
|Shackle Lifting : Bow and Dee||FED SPEC RR -C- 271|
|Shackle Pulling : Bow and Dee||BS 3032|
|Steel Wire Rope Clip (Crosby Clamps)||FF -C- 450|
|Steel Wire Rope Thimbles||BS 464 / FF -T- 276|
Legal Requirements as of 2006/07/01 (South Africa)
It is the USERS responsibility to comply with the following:
- Mine Health & Safety Act, Chapter 8: Machinery and Equipment: Lifting Equipment Regulations. Effective December 15, 2005 These new regulations cover definitions, factors of safety, operating procedures, adherence to safe lifting practice etc.
- Mine Helath and Safety Act – Act No 29 of 1996 Section 9: Code of Practice. Section 10: Employer to provide Health and Safety Training. Section 11: Employer to assess and respond to risk. Section 21: Manufacturers and suppliers duty for helath and safety. Section 22: Employees duty for Health and Safety.
- OHS Act – Act 85 of 1993 Section 8: General duties of employers: sub Par (e) (f) and (i).Section 14: General duties of employees: sub Par (a) (c) and (d). Section 15: Duty not to interfere with or damage Section 16: Appointments of Competent Persons
- OHS Act – Driven Machinery Regulations Regulation 18: Covers Lifting Equipment Regulation 18 (1-9): Covers Lifting Machinery Regulation 18 (10): Covers Lifting Tackle Also see Definitions, which detail the different types
- Summary of the important clauses of the OHS-Act, pertaining to lifting tackle. Regulation 18: Sub Regulation 10 (summary)
- Design parameters, implies manufacturers test or compliance certificates.
- “all lifting assemblies” must be conspicuously and clearly marked with identification particulars, and the M.M.L. (trace ability)
- Design factors of safety for different types 4:1 = alloy chain for lifting 6:1 = steel wire rope and man-made textile slings (webbing)
- Wire rope discard criteria
- Mandatory three monthly minimum inspection periods for lifting tackle (single shift operation) by a competent person, which should be recorded in a register.
- Lifting tackle to be stored or protected when not in use.