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Scope

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

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 LID's

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Can you prove users are competent in the selection, inspection, cautions to personnel, effects of environments, and rigging practices associated with LID's?

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If a user is not competent in the selection, inspection, cautions to personnel, effects of environments, and rigging practices associated with LID's 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 LID's 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 LID's?

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An employer must identify responsibilities for the user of a LID's

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The use of LID's can create hazardous situations

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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 26-6 Detachable Load Indicating Devices

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Manufacturer's specifications for the type and style of Detachable Load Indicating Device

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Manufacturer's referenced standards

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Design Factors

What are the manufacturer's design factors for the LID's you are using ?

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Markings

A LID shall be marked to show the name or trademark of the manufacturer

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A LID shall be marked to show its rated loads

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A LID shall be marked to show its serial number

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A LID shall be marked to show its model number

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A LID shall be marked to show its controls

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Training

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

What are the training requirements for LID users?

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How does your company monitor the training requirements for LID's?

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How have users been trained in the requirements for LID's?

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Training records should be kept to show users were trained in the requirements of LID's

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Manufacturer's specifications for the LID must be available to users

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Where are your manufacturer's specifications for the LID 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 LID's?

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Have users identified the hazards associated with the use of LID's?

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Inspection Requirements

There are 3 types of inspection that are required to be carried out on Detachable Load Indicator Devices, these are Initial, Frequent and Periodic

All new LID's shall have an initial inspection completed by a designated person

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Prior to and during use all LID's shall have a frequent inspection completed by a designated person

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How often are frequent inspections completed ?

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What must be checked on a frequent inspection ?

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All LID's must have a periodic inspection completed by a designated person

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How often are periodic inspections completed ?

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What must be checked on a periodic inspection ?

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How does your company identify an LID has had a periodic inspection ?

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Removal Criteria

A Detachable Load Indicating Device must be removed from service if any of the following criteria deems that the Detachable Load Indicating Device is not fit for use.

LID identification missing

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LID identification illegible

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Pitting or corrosion

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Bent, twisted, distorted, stretched, elongated, cracked, or broken load-bearing components.

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Nicks or gouges

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Any reduction of the original or catalog dimension at any point inside of the load-sensing zone

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A 5% reduction of the original or catalog dimension at any point outside of the load-sensing zone

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Illegible display or readout

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Damaged or deformed component hardware

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Evidence of unauthorized welding or modification

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Selection, Limitations and Use

All Detachable Load Indicating Device users must be aware that their capacity may change depending on the type of loading, the sling angles, and the environment it is used in.

Damaged LID's shall not be used

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Rated loads cannot be exceeded

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Do not stand or pass under a suspended load

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Do not ride the LID

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Rigging components connected to the LID shall be properly attached and secured.

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Contact with sharp edges, which could damage the LID, should be avoided.

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Shock loading must be avoided

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The load applied to the LID should be on its centerline and in tension

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Multiple slings should not be applied to the pin of a shackle with a load-indicating pin

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The LID shall not be side loaded.

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LIDs should not be dragged on an abrasive surface.

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Maintenance

Are LIDs subjected to damage?

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Are LIDs subjected to moisture?

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Are LIDs subjected to corrosive action?

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Are LIDs subjected to extreme temperatures?

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Are LIDs subjected to electronically disruptive environments?

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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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