Certified lifting devices offer performance and safetySeptember 20, 2016 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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There are many factors to consider when purchasing a lifting device. One key factor that cannot be ignored is equipment certification. It’s critical that equipment be certified by a professional engineer to comply with all current applicable regulatory codes and established engineering standards for mechanical, electrical and structural elements. This ensures the product’s performance, as well as its safety.
When a lifter is certified, users can be assured of the product’s performance and that it can lift the rated load. Look for devices that comply with the: Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, Industrial Establishments, Sections 45-59; Canadian Standards Association, Safety Code for Material Hoists, CSA-Z256-M87 (or latest edition); Canadian Standards Association, Safety Standard for Operation, Maintenance and Inspection of Overhead Cranes, Gantry Cranes, Monorails, Hoists and Trolleys, B167 (latest edition); and ASME B30.20, which applies to the marking, construction, installation, inspection, testing, maintenance and operation of below-the-hook lifting devices. When products are certified to such standards, the details (i.e., registered metal tags, signage, rated capacities and safety warnings) must be displayed on both sides of the lifter, with lettering visible from the floor.
A certified device also helps reduce the risk of workplace accidents. A correctly engineered lifting device is designed with a standard safety factor 3:1, and when a situation merits, a higher safety factor can be used.
A leading provider of certified lifting solutions
Certified lifting devices are available from Elmira, Ont.-based Engineered Lifting Systems and Equipment (ELS). The company holds a Certificate of Authorization from the Professional Engineers of Ontario, and has licensed professional engineers on staff. Its design solutions are certified to comply with all current applicable regulatory codes and established engineering standards to meet rigorous criteria. This includes, but is not limited to, the National Building Code of Canada Canadian Electrical Code, the Steel Design Code, the Occupational Health and Safety Act for Industrial Establishments, and the Welded Steel Construction Code.
To learn more about its wide selection of certified lifting devices, contact Engineered Lifting Systems and Equipment.