By law, almost all commercial and industrial lifting equipment must be inspected every six or twelve months (depending on what it is used for) for defects, damage, and signs of wear or corrosion. These regular examinations have been found to be effective in preventing accidents as any problem with the equipment will usually be spotted before it becomes critical and can be repaired. Thorough examination of industrial equipment saves lives, and ensuring all the machinery is in safe working order is the responsibility of equipment owners, equipment operators and the administrators of the site where the equipment is active.
At Catena Inspection and Engineering Services Ltd, we supply a wide range of lifting chains, including strong stainless steel chains, as well as fitting components. We supply chains in sizes up to 32 millimetres, and different lengths can be cut to suit your requirements. We offer assemblies to our clients, and all chains are constructed according to BS EN818-2 and BS EN818-3 regulations. Humans have been using chains for thousands of years, and today is still one of the most versatile and reliable ways to lift, tension, and tie down materials.
The latest edition of Lifting Engineer is out and available to read here – The Lifting Engineer January-February 2016
It gives us great pleasure to announce that Pete Hennessey, one of our Lifting Engineers was awarded the ‘Cyril McCaully Memorial Prize’ for the best paper in Lifting Machines Power in the Academic Year 2015.
This is one of the modules that forms part of the LEEA Team Card, watch this space for further announcements when he does another module next year 😉
The bar has been well and truly set!