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         used with a forklift truck to lift domes   the workforce. Content covered general   case study serves to remind industry of
         during a manufacturing process relat-  safe rigging  techniques  and tailored   the importance of looking at the wider
         ed to tank heads and accessories.  information for the manufacturing pro-  issues that could cause damage to rig-
           Initially, the user’s enquiry centered   cesses at that particular place of work.  ging gear or loads. I had never led a
         on a possible warranty replacement,   DuCharme  added:  “It’s remarkable   class where attendees were so engaged
         but subsequent dialog resulted in a   what can cascade down from a war-  and anxious to learn. Within a week of
         more  holistic  solution  than  a  simple   ranty replacement enquiry and this   the sessions,  the safety  manager was
         part replacement. Regardless, the item                                placing orders to replace chain slings
         would not have been covered by the                                    and has since  taken  delivery of addi-
         warranty terms as it emerged that side                                tional clamps and repair kits.”
         loading, which equates to improper rig-                                 Interestingly, the end user has re-
         ging, had caused the damage.                                          mained in communication with Crosby
           Jim DuCharme, District Sales Man-                                   about utilizing  the  lifting  and rigging
         ager And Product Trainer at Crosby,                                   hardware specialist’s expertise in fur-
         said: “Having been invited to the  site                               ther enhancing  material handling op-
         and viewed operating processes,  it                                   erations at  the site. DuCharme has
         was apparent that both shock and side                                 engaged Crosby’s product support
         loading of the clamp had taken place.                                 team in the process to lead feasibility
         Upon completion of the initial walk-                                  studies  and subsequent  research  and
         through the end user was receptive to                                 development, principally related to the
         expert guidance as to how working and                                 creation  of a custom lifting clamp for
         rigging practices could be improved,                                  handling the aforementioned domes.
         not only with safety in mind but also to                                DuCharme  concluded:  “Sourcing  the
         enhance productivity, while extending                                 right product for  the job and using it
         clamp and other product life.”                                        correctly are two key components in safe
           DuCharme suggested that Crosby                                      rigging. It was a pleasure to work with
         lead a rigging training course  at the                                B.C. Wire Rope & Rigging’s customer;
         facility, which resulted in two sessions                              its staff should be applauded for show-
         being  delivered  to  all  workshop em-                               ing such willingness to learn and en-
         ployees.  Both  classes  lasted the  best   A Crosby IP vertical lifting clamp. The clamp   thusiasm for continued improvement of
                                            was  being  used with a  forklift truck  to lift
         part of five hours and proved success-  domes during  a manufacturing  process   lifting and site-specific best practices.”
         ful in imparting valuable education to   related to tank heads and accessories.      More News on next page
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