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Materials Handling (including Gear and Equipment for Rigging) Chain Falls and Pull-lifts


Chain falls and pull-lifts such as come-alongs are frequently used to move or lift heavy items.Anchor points must be strong enough to carry the load and the attachment device must be secured.



Chain Falls and Pull-lifts
Figure 1: Chain falls attached to proper support structure
Figure 1: Chain falls attached to proper support structure.

Figure 2: Upper hook of a come-along, secured in place by safety latch on hook
Figure 2: Upper hook of a come-along, secured in place by safety latch on hook.

Figure 3: Improper practice - Load applied to the throat of the hook, safety latch defective
Figure 3: Improper practice - Load applied to the throat of the hook, safety latch defective.
Potential Hazard:

Failure of equipment, anchor points, or supporting structures due to overloading, distortion, or misuse may cause serious injuries.

Requirements and Example Solutions:

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