Look over the image carefully and identify at least five hazards.
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- Eye bolts are not properly seated.
- Eye bolt orientation should be aligned to the hoist hook, not broadside.
- Hook loading of sling “legs” is less than 45 deg. from horizontal, resulting in tip loading. (Sling is rigged less than a 90 deg. full included angle.)
- There is a dual or compound load at the eye bolts created by the sling’s leg and the horizontal portion. (Similar to the forces experienced by a rigging block.)
- An open basket hitch in this application can allow load running or unrestricted movement. (Sling damage can occur, especially friction/heat resulting in a melted sling and dropped load.)
Note: A quick field sketch below offers a long-term alternative.
Happy trails to my crane and rigging friends,
Mike Parnell, ITI – Field Services