PRECAST CONCRETE ELEMENTS
Inspection & Testing of PreCast Concrete Elements
View how Absolute Lifting and Safety can assist in supplying and servicing solutions and equipment used in the safe lifting of Precast Concrete Panels and Tilt Slabs.
What is the Australian Standard for PreCast concrete elements ?
The Australian Standards for PreCast concrete elements is AS3850.
What are PreCast concrete Elements?
Concrete lifting clutches
Cast-in inserts (ferrules)
Levelling Pads & Shims
When do PreCast concrete elements require testing?
Pre Cast elements, concrete clutches must be tested every 12 months, without fail in line with Australian Standards AS3850.
Who can inspect and test Lifting Equipment like these concrete clutches ?
Lifting equipment should be visually inspected by the operator prior to use. This does not however replace the need for regular inspections, testing and tagging that is required to be carried out by a competent person in alignment with the Australian Standards.
What defines a compentent person ?
A competent person must be suitably trained, be qualified by knowledge and practical experience, and must have a Jaeger 1 eye test every two years.
What is used to test and tag heavy equipment used in the concrete industry like large chain slings, wire ropes, snatch blocks and concrete clutches ?
Testing involves using a specialist apparatus like this 120 tonne mobile test bed truck. Competent testing technicians, use calibrated equipment like this test bed, to test a wide range of lifting gear, which ensures the highest level of compliance. There are also other industry mechanical testing facilities. In our testing lab you will find Test Towers, Hydra Jaws, and counter weights for load testing.
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