Offshore Rigging can be a really exciting but also challenging job, however with some rewarding prospects such as high salaries with long holiday periods (but also intense working periods). Although living in the middle of the ocean on a windy oil rig is not the most beautiful of places one can still live with plenty of luxury, accommodation is thought to be somewhat as good as that of a five star hotel, bar the room service and beach! If you get seasickness- this ones not for you!
Many offshore riggers only pursue their career for a short period of time, this is most likely because they have either earnt enough money to be comfortable and enjoy life or they felt enough was enough and its time to do something else. Often I see ex riggers becoming rigging equipment salespersons or persons who are involved less directly and not actually out on the rigs miles out at sea away from their families and friends for extended periods.
The excitement of playing what is practically real life Meccano does look like something that would make any boy in to a man, that satisfaction you get from Meccano times by a million as you play it on a huge scale, that right there is every young boys dream! We’ll never grow up…
I don’t think I will ever get to experience life on deck Offshore simply because I love my home comforts too much- however I would take the opportunity for the weekend to be an Offshore Rigger and live life on the edge, I think it would be rather thrilling, what do you think??
Standardly an Electric Chain Hoist is operated by a hard-wired low voltage pendant control, but like with all things, there are levels and one of the optional extras is “Radio Control”.
Radio control is principally like operating your TV except for your TV operates over Inferred and an Electric Chain Hoist with Radio Control operated over radio frequency; a stronger and most reliable signal that can be operated from a further distance.
Radio control enables the operator to stand at a safe distance from the load when operating the hoist also giving them a better view and angle of the load when hoisting in to place or loading/unloading a truck or delivery. Radio remote control is often required as standard in applications like gas and nuclear where being close to the load is considered a danger there for it is essential to have radio control with all electric chain hoists. http://electricchainhoists.co.uk/
Yes- this is majorly late but here it is…MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
May 2014 be a positive year for all of our readers and regular commenters, we appreciate all of our support throughout the year of 2013, it was a remarkable year for all of us.
This year will see further posts in to the latest and greatest Lifting Equipment Blog featuring Do’s and Don’t’s of the Lifting world, cranes for sale, safety precautions and advice, the latest legislation and much more.
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Lifting Shackles are designed for connecting and securing components together for use in a lifting, pulling or tensioning application. Each shackle is rated to a particular safe working load (maximum capacity) this should never be exceeded.
To connect a component using a lifting shackle firstly you will need to open the jaws of the shackle by removing the screw collar pin, the screw collar pin may also in some cases be protected by a safety pin and safety bolt, most of the time it is a simple case of turning the screw collar pin anti clockwise and it is released. Should this not be the case then remove the safety clip, unscrew the safety nut then remove the screw collar pin.
The second stage is to connect the components together and secure them by replacing the screw collar pin and if applicable; safety nut and clip. A Lifting Shackle is supposed to be used in a straight pull however they are rated to be used up to 90 degrees however one should be aware that when side pulling with a Lifting Shackle the safe working load is reduced by 50%. The screw collar pin should also never be mounted in a way that it could be unscrewed unintentionally.
It usually goes without saying but one should also never use a damaged or worn shackle as this could risk a serious injury and always use fully certified CE Lifting Shackles.
We have two Morris 8 Tonne Electric Wire Rope Hoists arriving into our users equipment stock very soon! We await excitedly as we are confident that they will sell very fast.
In excellent condition these two hoists are not so old, their visual and mechanical condition is impeccable and has been maintained to the highest standards.
These two hoists for sale are at very reasonable prices as always and looking for a new home either as a pair or as singles, both hoists are monorail configurations however I don’t have the height of lift information just yet!
Images soon to back up the above, if you are looking for a Used Eight Tonne Electric Wire Rope Hoist please contact us today for pricing and more information.
We have just added this excellently priced ‘Like New’ Street Overhead Crane to our inventory.
Street Single Beam gantry crane featuring pendant control, 30m of free standing gantry (columns 4.4m Height)
Safe Working Load: 3.2Tonnes
Height of Lift: 8m
Gantry Steelwork Included: Yes, 30m worth at 4.4m high
Overall Height of Crane & Gantry: 5.8m -can be modified to suit your existing building/requirements.
Street Crane Hoist- In Excellent Condition!
Super Tidy Crane, Like New!
Ideal crane for a great price.
This crane has worked very few hours and is Ex stock.
For More information regarding this used crane for sale please contact Crane Handling on 0044 1384 441235 or visit http://www.cranehandling.com
Safety is always the highest priority when executing a heavy lift. Without correct risk assessment surrounding people maybe at high risk to a heavy load accidentally dropping on their head!
Generally speaking lifting equipment should be inspected every 6-12 months (different products require different inspection intervals) by a qualified lifting inspection officer/company. Gear should also be inspected for wear and tear or damage deeper than the surface, this should be done by the user before each lift.
Most companies that use lifting equipment these days have a system for storing test certificates or certificates of conformity. These are required for each item of lifting equipment by law. It shows that the item has been tested or inspected to the relevant standards with any noted defects listed. In the event of an accident this will become a valuable document, without one you run big risks. Each item of lifting gear will feature a serial number that will tie in with the certificate, copies are also usually held by manufacturers and can be traced using the serial number.
Lifting Equipment inspection has become a growing topic in todays market as health and safety laws are tightened and risk is reduced companies are treating inspection and maintenance very seriously in order to secure the safety of their employees.
For more information on Lifting Equipment and inspection please visit Lifting Equipment Store.