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Crane & Rigging

Crane & Rigging

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HOISTING and RIGGINGSafety Manual
Construction Safety Association of Ontario
21 Voyager Court SouthEtobicoke, Ontario M9W 5M7 Canada(416) 674-27261-800-781-2726Fax (416) 674-8866info@csao.orgwww.csao.org
 
In the past, members of the public have used printed information that was outdated by subsequentimprovements in knowledge and technology. We therefore make the following statement for theirprotection in future.The information presented here was, to the best of our knowledge, current at time of printing and isintended for general application. This publication is not a definitive guide to government regulations orto practices and procedures wholly applicable under every circumstance. The appropriate regulationsand statutes should be consulted. Although the Construction Safety Association of Ontario cannotguarantee the accuracy of, nor assume liability for,the information presented here, we arepleased toanswer individual requests for counselling and advice.©Construction Safety Association of Ontario, 1995REVISED
 May 1997 
REVISED
 April 2001
REVISED
 January 2007 
ISBN-13: 978-0-919465-70-1
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TABLE of CONTENTS
Introduction1Section 1:Hoisting and Rigging Hazards3
Procedures and Precautions5Determining Load Weights14Weights of Common Materials15
Section 2:Fibre Ropes,Knots,Hitches19
Fibre Rope Characteristics20Inspection of Fibre Rope21Working Load Limit (WLL)22Care, Storage, Use25Knots and Hitches28
Section 3:Hardware,Wire Rope,Slings32
Wire Rope33Sling Configurations45Sling Angles51Centreof Gravity53Sling WLLs55Sling Types62Rigging Hardware75Hoisting Tips76
Section 4:Rigging Tools and Devices87
Jacks89Blocking and Cribbing92Rollers93Inclined Planes94Lever-Operated Hoists95Chain Hoists95Grip-Action Hoists or Tirfors97Electric Hoists and Pendant Cranes99Winches101 Anchorage Points102
Section 5:Introduction to Crane Operations107
Responsibilities109Basic Types and Configurations111Hazards in Crane Operating Areas126Working near Powerlines130Factors Affecting Crane Capacity136Setup Summary159Machine Selection160Signalling162
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