25th November 2019


What is a running wire rope?

In running ropes (wound on drums or passed over sheaves), 6 or more broken wires in one rope lay length; 3 or more broken wires in one strand in one rope lay. (One rope lay is the distance necessary to complete one turn of the strand around the diameter of the rope.)

Considering this, what is an acceptable alternative to installing an audible backup alarm on a vehicle?

§1926.601 Motor vehicles. (4) No employer shall use any motor vehicle equipment having an obstructed view to the rear unless: (i) The vehicle has a reverse signal alarm audible above the surrounding noise level or: (ii) The vehicle is backed up only when an observer signals that it is safe to do so.

What is bird caging in wire rope?

Wire rope is a structural element that is generally used to resist relatively large axial loads in comparison to bending and torsional loads. In many cases, rope is subjected to impact loads that send axial and torsional responses up and down the rope.

How often should you inspect lifting equipment?

You have a choice: arrange for thorough examination to be carried out at the intervals specified by LOLER (every 6 or 12 months, depending on the equipment - see below), or. conduct examinations in accordance with an examination scheme, drawn up by a competent person.
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