AS 1418.2-1997 Cranes, Hoists and Winches Part 2: Serial hoists and winches

AS 1418.2-1997 Cranes, Hoists and Winches Part 2: Serial hoists and winches

AS 1418.2-1997    Cranes, Hoists and Winches Part 2: Serial hoists and winches

PREFACE

This Standard was prepared by the Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee ME/5 on Cranes, to supersede AS 1418.2—1990.

It is a consensus among representatives of this Committee that this document be produced as an Australian Standard only. This Standard gives guidance to manufacturers on the minimum engineering requirements for the design of various types of serial hoists and winches. This edition is a revision of the 1990 edition and incorporates the following changes:

  • Update of referenced documents.
  • Editorial changes in pursuance of Standards Australia editorial style.
  • Cognizance of ISO recommendations.
  • Restriction to the type of hoist permitted for carrying personnel.
  • Requirements for scaffolding hoists brought in line with European requirements.

The standard covers the application of Serial hoists and winches with Section 1 an overview, followed by:

  • (a) Section 2 Manually operated chain hoists (chain blocks and lever hoists).
  • (b) Section 3 Power-operated chain hoists (chain blocks).
  • (c) Section 4 Power-operated wire rope hoists.
  • (d) Section 5 Scaffolding hoists.
  • (e) Section 6 Creeper winches.
  • (f) Section 7 Manually operated drum winches.
  • (g) Section 8 Power-operated drum winches.
  • (h) Section 9 Trolleys.

S E C T I O N 1  SCOPE AND GENERAL

1.1 SCOPE This Standard specifies requirements for serial hoists and winches. It is complementary to AS 1418.1, but the requirements given herein take precedence over corresponding requirements in that Standard.

The requirements for the safe use of serial hoists and winches are given in AS 2550.1.

1.2 NEW DESIGN AND INNOVATIONS This Standard does not preclude the use of novel materials, designs, methods of assembly, procedures and the like which do not comply with a specific requirement of the Standard, or are not mentioned in it, but which can be shown to give equivalent or superior results to those specified.

1.3 APPLICATION Serial hoists and winches shall comply with Section 1 and with the following Sections, as applicable:

  • (a) Section 2 Manually operated chain hoists (chain blocks and lever hoists).
  • (b) Section 3 Power-operated chain hoists (chain blocks).
  • (c) Section 4 Power-operated wire rope hoists.
  • (d) Section 5 Scaffolding hoists.
  • (e) Section 6 Creeper winches.
  • (f) Section 7 Manually operated drum winches.
  • (g) Section 8 Power-operated drum winches.
  • (h) Section 9 Trolleys.

Any hoist which is used to support personnel shall incorporate the design requirements of Section 5.

 

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