Figure 2: Improper practice - Chain fall capacity clearly marked, but with defective safety gate on hook.
Figure 3: Chain pull-lift with proper capacity and anchor point, used to support propeller
Failure of equipment, anchor points, or
supporting structures due to overloading, distortion, or misuse may cause
Requirements and Example Solutions:
- Chain falls and pull-lifts capacity must be clearly marked. [29 CFR 1915.114(a)]. See Figure 2.
- Capacity must not be exceeded. [29 CFR 1915.114(a)]
- Chain falls and pull-lifts must be regularly inspected. [29 CFR 1915.114(b)]
- Straps, shackles, and the beam or overhead structure to which a
chain fall or pull-lift is secured must be of adequate strength to
support the weight of load and gear. [29 CFR 1915.114(c)]
- The upper hook must be moused
or otherwise secured. [29 CFR 1915.114(c)]
- Scaffolding must not be used as a point of attachment for lifting
devices unless specifically designed for that purpose. [29 CFR 1915.114(d)]