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LIFTING & CONVEYING Statutory (Legal) requirements for safe use of lifting equipment. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Current insurance certificate Frequency of testing Safe working load clearly marked Periodic examination by a competent person

Describe lifting equipment and typical applications 1. Accessories 2. DEVICES • Chain blocks



3. Cranes • Mobil


Jib Crane
Operates like an arm in a work area, where it can function as a manipulator for positioning tasks A hoist is attached to the arm for lifting Arm mounted on the wall or attached to a floor mounted support Arm can rotate 360° The hoist can move along the arm


3. Gantry Crane

Single leg, double leg, and mobile types of gantry cranes Similar to a bridge crane except that it is floor supported at one or both ends instead of overhead (wall) supported Used to span a smaller portion of the work area as compared to a bridge crane The supports can be fixed in position or they can travel on runways

Can be used outdoors when "floor" supported at both ends • Overhead travelling

A Bridge Crane or Travelling Crane consists of an assembled structure which spans between parallel rails or runway tracks, and is adapted to carry a suspended load horizontally along the runway. Travelling cranes or Bridge cranes can be top running/overhead/overslung or under-hung/underslung with single or double girder configurations. They also incorporate hoists on trolleys to move the load laterally as well as vertically. Travelling cranes or Bridge cranes can be mobilized via push trucks, geared, or motorized end trucks.

4. Hoists

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Manual Electric pneumatic

Describe conveying equipment and typical applications 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Crowbar Pinch-bar Rollers Skates Mobil ramp Chocks