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THE ALBERTA OH&S ACT, REGULATION AND CODE 2018, THE ASME B30.26-2015 STANDARD AND MANUFACTURERS OF SWIVEL HOIST RINGS ALL STATE THAT USERS OF SWIVEL HOIST RINGS MUST BE TRAINED IN THE SELECTION, INSPECTION, CAUTIONS TO PERSONNEL, EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENTS AND RIGGING PRACTICES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SWIVEL HOIST RING FAILURES DUE TO MISSUSE HAVE RESULTED IN SERIOUS INJURIES AND DEATH. THIS SECTION WILL PROVIDE YOU INFORMATION ON THE SAFE USE OF SWIVEL HOIST RINGS.

Employer, Worker, User, Supervisor and Supplier Responsibilities

Users must be trained in the selection, inspection, cautions to personnel, effects of environments, and rigging practices associated with Swivel Hoist Rings. Read Details
Can you prove users are competent in the selection, inspection, cautions to personnel, effects of environments, and rigging practices associated with Swivel Hoist Rings ? Read Details

If a user is not competent in the selection, inspection, cautions to personnel, effects of environments, and rigging practices associated with Swivel Hoist Rings they must have direct supervision from a competent worker

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If not competent in the selection, inspection, cautions to personnel, effects of environments, and rigging practices associated with Swivel Hoist Rings do users have direct supervision ?

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Do you have documented policies and procedures in the selection, inspection, cautions to personnel, effects of environments, and rigging practices associated with Swivel Hoist Rings ?

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An employer must identify responsibilities for the user of a Swivel Hoist Ring.

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Have Supervisors taken all precautions to protect the health and safety of every worker under the Supervisors supervision.

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Have Suppliers ensured the equipment supplied is in a safe operating condition, and that it complies with this Act, regulation and the OHS Code  

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Legislation, Standards and Specifications

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety. Act, Regulation and Code 2018

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers B30.26-2015, Chapter 26-2 Adjustable Hardware

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Manufacturer's specifications for the type and style of Swivel Hoist Rings

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Manufacturer's referenced standards

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Design Factors

What are the manufacturer's design factors for the Swivel Hoist Rings you are using ?

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Markings

A Swivel Hoist Rings must be marked with the manufacturer's name or trade mark

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A Swivel Hoist Rings must be marked with its rated load Read Details
A Swivel Hoist Rings must be marked with its torque value Read Details

Training

It is important that all Swivel Hoist Ring users be knowledgeable about the safe and proper use, application of Swivel Hoist Rings, be thoroughly familiar with the manufacturer's recommendations, and safety material provided with each product. In addition all Swivel Hoist Ring users need to be aware of their responsibilities outlined in all applicable standards, regulations and policies

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How does your company monitor the training requirements for the use of Swivel Hoist Rings ?

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How have users been trained in the requirements for Swivel Hoist Rings ? Read Details
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Manufacturer's specifications for the Swivel Hoist Rings must be available to users

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Where are your manufacturer's specifications for the Swivel Hoist Rings kept ?

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How do you ensure users are familiar with the manufacturer's specifications ?

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Have employers identified hazards associated with the use of Swivel Hoist Rings ? Read Details
Have users identified the hazards associated with the use of Swivel Hoist Rings ? Read Details

Inspection Requirements

There are 3 types of inspection that are required to be carried out on Swivel Hoist Rings, these are Initial, Frequent and Periodic

All new Swivel Hoist Rings shall have an initial inspection completed by a designated person

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Prior to and during use all Swivel Hoist Rings shall have a frequent inspection completed by a designated person

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All Eyenuts must have a periodic inspection completed by a designated person

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Removal Criteria

A Swivel Hoist Ring must be removed from service if any of the following criteria deems that the Swivel Hoist Ring is not fit for use.

Swivel Hoist Ring identification missing Read Details
Swivel Hoist Ring identification illegible Read Details
Evidence of heat damage Read Details
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Weld spatter or arc strikes

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Pitting or corrosion Read Details
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Bent, twisted, distorted, stretched, elongated, cracked, or broken load-bearing components. Read Details
Nicks or gouges Read Details
Reduction of the original dimension at any point Read Details
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Excessive thread damage Read Details
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Swivel Hoist Rings that have lost their ability to freely rotate or pivot Read Details

Other conditions, including visible damage

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Selection, Limitations and Use

All Swivel Hoist Ring users must be aware that their Swivel Hoist Ring capacity may change depending on the sling angle, angle of loading, and environment it is used in.

Damaged Swivel Hoist Rings shall not be used Read Details
Rated loads cannot be exceeded Read Details
Do not stand or pass under a suspended load Read Details
Do not ride on a Swivel Hoist Rings Read Details

Will the Swivel Hoist Ring be used in a threaded blind hole ?

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Will the Swivel Hoist Ring be used in a threaded through hole ?

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Will the Swivel Hoist Ring be used in an unthreaded through hole ?

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Will the Swivel Hoist Ring thread be fully engaged ? Read Details
Will the bushing flange contact the load surface ? Read Details
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What is the manufacturer's torque specification ?

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Will the Swivel Hoist Ring rotate and pivot without interferrence during load-handling activities ? Read Details
Will the Swivel Hoist Ring be side loaded ? Read Details
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What are the rated load limitation when used at angles ? Read Details
Will multiple slings be used on the Swivel Hoist Ring ? Read Details
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Will the Swivel Hoist Ring be subjected to mechanical damage ? Read Details
Shock loading must be avoided Read Details
What is the minimum and maximum temperatures the Swivel Hoist Ring can be exposed to ? Read Details
Will the Swivel Hoist Ring be effected by exposure to chemicals ? Read Details

Maintenance

Are Swivel Hoist Ring subjected to corrosive action ? Read Details
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Are Swivel Hoist Ring stored correctly when not in use ? Read Details

Misconceptions

Misconception 1. If you have attended a training course you are a competent rigger.

Training is only one part of being competent to carry out your job, you must also be adequately qualified and have sufficient experience.

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Misconception 2. Swivel Hoist Rings derate at angles.

Most Swivel Hoist Rings do not derate when used at angle but the user must ensure that the swivel hoist ring WLL meets or exceeds the anticipated angular rigging tension

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Misconception 3. Swivel Hoist Ring bolts can be replaced if required. 

Alterations or modifications shall be as specified by the manufacturer or a qualified person. Replacement parts, including bolts, shall meet or exceed the original equipment manufacturer's specifications.

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Misconception 4. Swivel Hoist Rings can lift below the horizontal angle (back loading).

The swivel hoist ring shall be free to rotate and pivot without interference during load-handling activities 

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