We have a service company inspect our hoists every year. So far no incidents.
eyeball the situation before I perform a lift. Stuff happens.
I *always* operate on the concept that it is likely to fail. If the load needs
stabilizing, I use a tag line so I can stay away from the thing in case it
As far as Iggy, I'm fairly confident he understands physical properties well
know if his setup is safe for what he is doing. If nothing else we have
you don't get into the squish zone no matter how substantial your lifting setup
"Additionally as a security officer, I carry a gun to protect
government officials but my life isn't worth protecting at home
in their eyes." Dick Anthony Heller
I have seen many failed lifting hooks and accessories, and can think of at
least half a dozen due to welding. The loads I have seen dropped due to bad
welding range from about one tonne to 110 tonnes.
It looks like the welded hooks were G30 hook they may be more weldeable than
G80 lifting gear.
If you want to weld hooks to a plate, weldable hooks are readily available
for the purpose, why not simply use the right item.
I can think of several people who never worked again as a result of poor
lifting practices. If you are hand slinging you are too close for comfort if
the chain or hook fails.
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