As with any piece of lifting, hoisting, jacking, or pulling equipment, there are several safety precautions and equipment guidelines you must adhere to, otherwise you could be putting yourself, your crew, and the success of your project at risk.
The same is definitely applied to when using the Modulift® CMod 50 modular Spreader Frame. Sometimes, its proper usage and installation can be a little confusing. So, we’ve put together a few safety tips to help ensure a safe and productive use of the Modulift® system.
#1: Keep It Equal – It’s easy for your load to become unbalanced. That’s why you need to ensure that the frame is only loaded at the Corner Units and they’re all equally loaded at each angle.
#2: Steer Clear of Collisions – Ensure the frame and the load have enough space between them and have adequate clearance to prevent the load from hitting the frame. If you don’t, the frame and the load could collide causing possible frame failure.
#3: Use All Equipment Wisely – Never undertake a lift without the correct use of appropriate top slings.
#4: Avoid Failure of Any Kind – Do not hang any loads from the strut tube or flanges or risk total equipment failure. The spreader beam is designed for compression – not bending.
#5: Don’t Overestimate – You cannot exceed the stated WLL for your span. Adhere to the standards set forth based on the sling angle used.
#6: 6 Degrees of Separation – Do not rig the lower slings more than 6 degrees from vertical.
#7: Positioning is Key – The top sling must be positioned centrally in the shackle pin to ensure even loading.
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Modulift are the premier supplier of Spreader Beams, Lifting Beams and other below the hook Lifting Equipment. As specialist Lifting Engineers, we provide Custom Lifting Solutions for the heavy lifting industry as well as a modular ‘off-the-shelf’ ranges.