Miraculously, the animals were all unharmed in the accident at Harcombe Bends, near Chudleigh, at about 8.35am. A police spokesman confirmed a Land Rover trailer overturned and both lanes were blocked in the Exeter direction. The trailer jackknifed in the road. The bullocks were contained and unhurt. It is not believed anybody was seriously hurt. Cars were being sent back along the carriageway and taken off the road at Chudleigh Knighton. One Fire Appliance from Bovey Tracey, the Specialist Animal Team from Exmouth and the Heavy Rescue Team from Middlemoor was mobilised to the incident. On arrival, crews confirmed the incident involved an overturned trailer carrying three bullocks. Crews used High Pressure Airbags, construction Cribbing Collar, Stabfast, Tirfor Winch and Small Tools to help release the bullocks. The bullocks were given back to the farmer and in another trailer.
Formal qualification or certification in rigging is not required, as long as the employer can show the rigger has knowledge, experience and training in rigging and can demonstrate that he can solve rigging problems. Employers are not required to have riggers independently tested or assessed. Special Qualifications Riggers are required to be able to rig a load for the given circumstances. This means that a rigger may be qualified, according to OSHA standards, for rigging one type of load, but not another type of load. For example, a rigger who has extensive experience in structural rigging, but little experience in rigging unstable or uneven loads, may not be considered qualified to operate a rig carrying an unstable load. OSHA stipulates that it is the employers' responsibility to ensure that the rigger is qualified for the particular job demanded of him. When Qualification is Required In some circumstances, OSHA requires employers to always use qualified riggers. These include any hoisting activities relating to the assembly and disassembly of the rig. Qualified riggers must also be used whenever there will be other workers inside the fall zone. The fall zone is the area directly under a load. Qualified riggers must also be used whenever workers will be guiding a load, hooking and unhooking a load or connecting a load to a structure while it is still attached to the rig.
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Whenever you lift, make sure you do the job right, from your manufacturer: In Manila rope, eye splices shall consist of at least three full tucks, and short splices shall consist of at least six full tucks, three on each side of the splice canter line. Selvage edge is the finished edge of synthetic should be clearly labelled on the equipment. Handle eye is an opening in a handle of a metal mesh sling corrected immediately. Proof test is a non-destructive tension test performed by the sling manufacturer slings from service if it is heated above 1000 degrees F. Check the rope reeving on the drum and sheave between eye splices equal to 10 times the rope diameter. Each day before being used, the sling and all fastenings and attachments shall be service. Whenever there is any doubt as to safety, the operator shall have the Forces and does not include private contractors Licensing by a state or local government. When welding or heat testing is performed, slings shall not be used unless repaired, their injury and illness costs by 20 to 40 percent, according to OSHA.