For many years now Modulift UK Ltd have supplied some of the bigger components from our modular spreader beam range complete with welded deck eyes.
The purpose of these deck eyes is twofold. Firstly, they enable a safe and effective means of handling the components throughout the various stages involved in manufacture. Secondly, they offer a safe and effective means of handling the individual components by you, the customer, when loading, assembling and disassembling our spreader beam systems.
It is important to note however that these welded deck eyes should never be used as a means of lifting when part of a spreader beam assembly (i.e. they should not be connected to the hook, the load, or any other lifting accessory when the spreader beam is being used). Spreader beams are designed for axial compression, not bending, which is what could occur if the deck eyes are used for any other purpose than component handling.
To ensure that this is clearly communicated to all customers and end users we have taken the decision to include signage on relevant spreader beam components stating “For Component Handling Only” adjacent to all deck eyes. All of our modular spreader beam components that are provided with deck eyes will be supplied with this signage from 1st June 2016.
Please remember that further safety information is contained within the User Instructions we provide for each Modular spreader beam size, and by providing these to your trained and competent riggers, you are helping to ensure that the equipment we supply remains safe and easy to use at all times.
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