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Rigging - R. Baker & Son has the Skill
By: R. Baker & Son
Rigging equipment inspection should be part of any rigging plan. After selecting the proper equipment for the job, all equipment must be inspected. Hardware such as spreader bars, shackles and slings, come alongs, Johnson bars and dunnage all need careful review for any wear and tear or specific anomalies. Clients can also view various online checklists from reputable organizations to learn about the process, and there are many YouTube videos that demonstrate the proper inspection techniques.
It is important to remember that, just because something is new does not mean it is safe to use. If something does not look right it should be discarded so no one else can use it. If rigging materials for a particular project are supplied by another contractor, such as a crane company, supplies rigging materials, it is the rigging contractor’s job to inspect those items before use.
Adopting a rigging checklist and following it before each lift is something every company should do. Equipment should be reinspected after each pick before they are put away for use the next time. Minor things happen during the rigging process that could cut, nick, crack or tear hardware. If damaged equipment can be repaired, it should be done by a certified professional.
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