What comes at the end of the hoist cable is just as important to inspect,
maintain and certify as the hoist itself!
Technically, engineers refer to these items as Below The Hook devices. They
include such things as spreader bars, sheave assemblies, slings and cables. In
oilfield rig work, they also include such things as elevators and bails. In a
manufacturing environment, they include things like grapples, sheet lifters and
In any lifting system with a rated capacity of 2000 kg or more, Section 89 from
the Alberta OH&S Code Part 6 applies:
89 An employer must ensure that all load-bearing components of a mobile
crane undergo non-destructive testing under the direction and control of a
professional engineer in accordance with the manufacturer's specification at
12-month intervals from the date of the mobile crane's most recent
Below The Hook devices are load-bearing components and fall under this
regulation. We can inspect and certify your Below The Hook devices.
We can work out a capacity for an existing device for which you have that you no
longer have documentation. We can design and certify a device from scratch
to meet your requirements.
When it comes to Below The Hook, we are your complete solution.