Guidelines for the Inspection and Safe Use of Superclamp Equipment 2017-06-09T14:25:25+00:00

GUIDELINES FOR THE INSPECTION AND SAFE USE OF ‘SUPERCLAMP’ EQUIPMENT

Inspection of ‘superclamp’ equipment

1. GENERAL

Follow all requirements of laws, rules and regulations applicable in your country pertaining to lifting operations, ensuring all maintenance testing, inspection and operator requirements are strictly adhered to. This is in your interest, and can prevent fatal accidents and industrial disaster.

2. CHECKLIST

  • Is any part of the equipment distorted?
  • Are any cracks visible, or is extensive corrosion evident?
  • Is any wear evident at suspension points, wheels, shackles, gears, pivots, pins, bolts, threads, springs, or other moving part?
  • Are locking arrangements functional and safe?
  • Are the work load limit, the serial number and other markings legible?
  • Have all inspections or tests been regularly recorded? If not, re-certification should be carried out before use.
  • Does the ‘SUPERCLAMP’ equipment carry its original identification marking?

SAFE USE OF ‘SUPERCLAMP’ EQUIPMENT

1. Ensure that the selected ‘SUPERCLAMP’ equipment is of a suitable type for the lifting or suspension operation you intend to undertake.

2. Ensure that structures to which ‘SUPERCLAMP’ equipment may be fitted are of adequate design and comply with all legal requirements. Structures designed for lifting operation purposes are usually marked with the maximum Work Load Limit which may be applied. Ensure that structures are test certified to such use and that the appropriate certificate is up to date.

3. Never stand beneath a suspended load.

4. ‘SUPERCLAMP’ products are primarily designed for in-line use only and the equipment is thus marked. Never use ‘SUPERCLAMP’ products for sideloading applications unless this is specifically recommended on the original ‘SUPERCLAMP’ identification marking affixed to the unit. If the identification marking states that the unit must be used at 0° (zero degrees) only, then no side loading/angle loading is permitted. Eg: no single point lifting of beams.

5. ‘SUPERCLAMP’ products must not be attached to defective structures or materials. Ensure that runway beams are fitted with end stops and are free from any defects. Should a defect on a runway beam or structural member be observed, remove the ‘SUPERCLAMP’ unit immediately and report your observations to the person in charge.

6. When selecting ‘SUPERCLAMP’ products, ensure that the calculated Work Load Limit requirement allows for any additional weight of equipment which may be suspended together with the original load to enable the lifting operation to take place.

7. Ensure that all mechanisms on ‘SUPERCLAMP’ products are working freely before being used for the application intended.

8. Never replace worn components unless these are original ‘SUPERCLAMP’ parts. Where products are fitted with replaceable jaws, incorporating teeth showing wear, it is strictly prohibited to recut or resharpen these. Cams or jaws incorporating teeth can be easily replaced with original ‘SUPERCLAMP’ components available from your approved ‘SUPERCLAMP’ distributor.

9. Always ensure that repaired products are inspected and re-tested in accordance with the laws of your country prior to being released for operation.

10. Ensure that all persons using ‘SUPERCLAMP’ equipment are properly trained in performing lifting operations and competently using this type of equipment.

11. If multipoint lifting operations are undertaken, always ensure that no single point of lift is at any time
required to exceed its maximum Work Load Limit.

12. Never throw or drop ‘SUPERCLAMP’ equipment, as this may well be hazardous or injure people or plant.

13. If in doubt about the suitability of ‘SUPERCLAMP’ products for your application, then contact your nearest supervisor.

14. Your nearest ‘SUPERCLAMP’ distributor will advise you on applications if required.

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SPECIALS

1. Spark Proof Girder Clamps and Trolleys.

2. Anti-Corrosive Girder Clamps and Trolleys.

3. Man Carrying Girder Clamps and Trolleys.

4. Low Headroom Clamps.

5. Clamps and Trolleys with Non-Standard Working Load Limits.

6. Clamps and Trolleys to suit Customer Requirements.