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Spreader Bar Certifications to ASME B30.9

Hercules SLR Spreader Bar Service: Inspection, Test, Maintenance, And Certification

Spreader Bar inspection: According to Canadian law, spreader bars must be inspected and certified every year.

Hercules SLR provides ASME certified inspection, testing, and certification services for spreader bars.

Spreader bar safety standards are laid out in ASME B30 Standards, along with safety standards for other below-the-hook lifting devices.

The Canadian spreader bar service experts at Hercules SLR can thoroughly inspect, test, and certify spreader bars. Bring them to one of our shops or have our trained service professionals come to you.

Contact Canada’s spreader bar inspection, testing, certification, and repair experts at Hercules SLR today.

Spreader Bar inspection

Frequently Asked Questions

 – Normal Service—yearly

 – Severe Service—monthly to quarterly

 – Special Service—as recommended by a qualified person

Intervals between inspection should never exceed one year. Written records are not required for frequent inspections, however written records should be kept. The WSTDA, RS-1 and ASME B30.9 require written record of the latest inspection.

 – Loose bolts or fasteners

 – Cracked or worn gears, pulleys, sheaves, sprockets,
bearings, chains, and belts

 – Structural deformation, cracks, excessive wear, or bends

 – Loose or missing guards, stops, or nameplates

 – Excessive wear of friction pads, linkages, and other mechanical parts

 – Excessive wear at hoist hooking points and load support clevises or pins

 – Missing or illegible product safety labels

All below the hook lifting devices must have the following on the tag:

 – manufacturer’s name-serial number

 – lifter weight, if over 100 lb (45 kg)

 – rated load

 – cold current (amps) (when applicable) rated voltage (when applicable)

 – Lifters with moving parts shall be tested to determine that the lifter operates per the manufacturer’s instructions. Lifters with manually operated or automatic latches shall be tested to determine that the latch operates following the manufacturer’s instructions.

 – Before initial use, all new, altered, modified, or repaired lifting devices should be tested and inspected by, or under the direction of, a qualified person and a written report be furnished by such a person, confirming the load rating of the lifter. Test loads shall not be more than 125% of the rated load unless otherwise recommended by the manufacturer.

 – Customers can come to one of our shops across the country or we can come to you with our Mobile Testing Unit. Technicians at Hercules SLR are trained and certified with LEEA accreditation. All inspections are completed within ASME standards.

Spreader Bar Inspection Checklist

The operator or other designated personnel should visually inspect the unit before every lift, as well as during operation in the event that damage occurs during a lift. Connector Links, Eye Hooks with Snap Lock and Screw Pin Shackles should engage properly and be free of damage. The unit shall be free of structural deformation, cracks or excessive wear of any part of the main Lifting Beam and the Hook Tube Assemblies.

The operator should check for loose or missing fasteners, including Connector Links, Eye Hooks with Snap Lock and Screw Pin Shackles. Welds should also be inspected for signs of obvious cracking.

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