Thursday, October 19, 2006

Lifting equipment - hazards

There are a number of way people can be harmed by dropped loads

* Failure of slings, chains, rope
* Failure of securing point on load
* Failure of lifting equipment
* Crane or other equipment toppling
* Swinging load
* People being in the wrong place (i.e. no failure of equipment)

During lifting there is the possibility of the load or lifting lines colliding with or being snagged on other equipment, including power cables.

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