Feature found on X-950-10 and X-951-10 Yoke Grip-Safe Locking Hooks.
Riggers in the field instantly recognize the safety features of the YOKE Grip Safe hooks for hoisting and rigging applications.
What makes the Yoke Grip Safe Locking Hook so good? Its ergonomically-designed handle is meant specifically for bulky, gloved hands, and a smoother trigger design made complete with a simple push-button that opens the mechanism—This helps operators avoid any potential finger or hand injuries other hooks cause when used for overhead lifting operations.
The unique design handle of the Grip Safe hook maintains the integrity, warranty and certification that may not always be available from other retrofit designs. The handle is designed as part of the overall forging so requires no complicated or expensive retro fit by the operator.
Grip safe hooks come in range of designs and sizes, including:
10mm through 22mm (4t – 19t WLL).
When YOKE says, “Safety is our first priority”, they mean it.
Hercules SLR provides any rigging or hoisting solution your business, project or facility needs.
Hercules SLR is part of Hercules Group of Companies, with locations and unique businesses coast-to-coast. Hercules SLR provides securing, lifting and rigging services for sectors in Canada and Internationally. Hercules SLR serves the energy, oil & gas, manufacturing, construction, aerospace, infrastructure, utilities, mining, marine industries and more.
You might have heard about the Splitter vessel that recently travelled from Fort Saskatchewan from Edmonton and was the biggest load to ever travel on Alberta’s streets and provincial highways.
The vessel, called a Splitter, will be installed at the Heartland Petrochemical Complex—It’s used to produce polypropylene plastic. The Splitter is seriously huge, weighing 820-tons, or 1,807,790lbs and is 96-metres long. This is as long as a CFL football field and as heavy as the Statue of Liberty. After assembly on-site, it weighed 1,200-tons, or 24,000,000lbs. Yep, 24-million pounds.
The journey itself took 4-days—a trip that normally takes just 45-minutes by vehicle. The vessel travelled through what’s known as “Alberta’s High-Load Corridor” and used guide vehicles, safety personnel and trailers & tires that evenly distributed the load’s weight. The city of Edmonton worked with the province for over a year to plan the big move.
HERCULES SLR & THE SPLITTER VESSEL | WHAT WE DID
The end of the vessel’s journey is where Hercules SLR steps in.
Hercules SLR installed the drill lines for the Splitter vessel. Drill lines are wire rope that’s multi-threaded or reeved through typically in 6-12 parts. They travel between the block and crown so drill strings can lower and lift in-and-out of a wellbore.
Before the lift, Hercules SLR re-certified all their wire rope slings. Since this lift was so enormous, the risk was amplified. It is considered a critical lift—This means taking proper risk assessment measures is ultra-important to plan and ensure risk is minimized. ASME standards suggest you inspect your lifting equipment and hardware at least once a year.
Hercules SLR performed a rigorous inspection and calculated the lift to all risk factors. Since the rigging holds and secures the load to the crane, this is an extremely important step that Hercules SLR’s rigger’s take to ensure the load will be moved without damaging the equipment, running into obstacles or injure surrounding people.
Check out photos of this enormous vessel and rigging below.
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Hercules SLR is part of the Hercules Group of Companies. We have a unique portfolio of businesses nationally, with locations coast-to-coast. Hercules Group of Companies provides extensive coverage of products and services that support a variety of sectors across Canada which includes the energy, oil & gas, manufacturing, construction, aerospace, infrastructure, utilities, mining and marine industries.
We have the ability to provide any hoisting solution your business or project will need. Call us today for more information. 1-877-461-4876 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for more news and upcoming events.
Crane Operator Crushed Between Two Steel Frames When Rigging Failed
The operator of an overhead crane had been using a chain sling attached to the hook of the crane, and was setting it up into a single choker hitch to pick up and turn over the steel frame, that was lying horizontally on two sawhorses. The hook on the sling did not have a safety latch. The operator was standing between the load and another steel frame that was leaning vertically against the shop platform. The chain disconnected from the hook and the vertical steel frame fell towards him. He was crushed between the two steel frames. [Source: OSHA Case Histories – Rigging Accidents- Case History #7]
Possible ways to prevent this type of accident:
Ensure that workers do not place any part of their bodies into areas where they might become trapped when operating an overhead crane.
Ensure that the tools and equipment used are regularly inspected for defects and are replaced or repaired as needed.
Ensure that workers who use cranes are trained in rigging procedures.
Perform daily inspection of cranes using safety checklists to ensure that all equipment is working properly.
Ensure that the hook has a working safety latch, and if not, is moused.
Invest in tomorrow by practicing safety today! There are several organizations that are dedicated to maintaining and progressing safety standards. ASME has sustained safety standards for the Crane, Rigging, and Lifting industry. One of the most frequently referenced standards is ASME’s B30 Safety Standard for Cableways, Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Hooks, Jacks, and Slings.
ASME B30 is referenced throughout Crosby literature and training material. The many volumes cover a wide variety of topics, but there is a consistency to the guidance offered. For example, latches are discussed repeatedly appearing in B30.2 (Overhead Cranes), B30.5 (Mobile Cranes), B30.10 (Hooks), B30.23 (Personnel Lifting), and others.
When it comes to the use of latches, B30.16 (Overhead Hoists) summarizes it perfectly: “Hooks shall be equipped with latches unless use of the latch creates a hazardous condition.”
Hercules is a proud partner and supplier of Crosby. If you need Crosby Hooks and hardware, give us a call.
Hercules SLR is part of the Hercules Group of Companies which offers a unique portfolio of businesses nationally with locations from coast to coast. Our companies provide an extensive coverage of products and services that support the success of a wide range of business sectors across Canada including the energy, oil & gas, manufacturing, construction, aerospace, infrastructure, utilities, oil and gas, mining and marine industries.
We have the ability to provide any solution your business or project will need. Call us today for more information. 1-877-461-4876. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook for more news and upcoming events.