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Canadian provinces and territories regulate overhead lifting equipment according to guidelines set by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

According to the ASME, all lifting equipment must undergo inspection at least once every year. Inspections may be required more frequently however, depending on the duty cycle of the equipment.

An “inspection” means a documented visual inspection by a competent person. And, these days, a typical inspection also includes a load test or proof test to verify the safety of the equipment.

Eliminate potential safety hazards by having a Hercules SLR safety expert inspect your lifting equipment. And, to eliminate any disruption to your regular workflow, don’t worry about packing up your gear and getting it to one of our shops – we will come to you. Our experienced on-site inspection teams are ready to respond to any situation. Contact us today.

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Comply With Provincial Occupational Health & Safety Codes

Canadian provinces regulate overhead lifting equipment by stating that Employers and Employees shall follow the guidelines set forth by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). ASME B30.9 covers wire rope slings, chain slings, web slings or synthetic slings and round slings. ASME B30.20 covers below the hook lifting devices such as spreader bars, spreader beams, lifting magnets, vacuum lifters, tirfors, lever hoists (pullers), manual hoists (Chain fall), and plate clamps.

Within the ASME standards it states that all lifting equipment shall undergo a periodic inspection at a minimum of at least once a year. Periodic inspections may be required could be more frequent depending on the duty cycle of the equipment. A periodic inspection is a documented visual inspection completed by a competent person. Typical industry practice now also includes a load test or proof test of the lifting equipment at this time. Load testing or proof testing is a great tool for verifying the lifting equipment is safe for use in the field.

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By having a third party, competent, experienced inspector perform visual inspections and proof tests on your lifting equipment you eliminate potential safety hazards within your organization. Safety is an important role in industry today and many multinational companies are demanding suppliers and sub-contractors to comply with their often stringent safety standards. Hercules SLR can help you achieve these standards so your organization can operate efficiently and safely.

Equipment such as plate clamps, tirfors, manual hoists Winch Turn Tables, Engine Mounts, Fall Arrest Anchors, Blocks (Sheaves), Drilling Tools, Wireline Equipment, Turbine Stands, Cement Heads, Load Cells, Lifting Lugs and lever chain hoists often require more frequent repairs throughout the year. If this applies to your organization, please contact us. We will work on a set schedule to perform necessary repairs and re-certifications.

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