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Wire Rope Inspection Course Details

This 3-day Wire Rope Inspection Course is designed for all users of wire rope and responsible persons on in-service inspection of wire rope to appreciate the statutory requirement for examination and discard criteria for a wire-rope as accredited by the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association [LEEA].

Course Objective

By the end of this Wire Rope Inspection Course delegates should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of wire rope terminology, constructions, characteristics, and effect on rope performance, safe use & handling, and applications, through a short written test.
  • Apply the statutory requirements for examination of wire rope in service.
  • Get the best out of their products whilst maintaining a safe working environment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of wire rope examinations and discard criteria.
  • Statutory reporting and Certificate of examination

Course Outline

Wire Rope Inspection Course Outline

  • The Responsibilities of a Wire Rope Inspector
  • Wire Rope Manufacturing – an introduction to manufacturing processes and testing.
  • Rope terminology – up to date information on the different types of rope available, how they are designated and how they are classified.
  • A practical assessment of steel wire rope characteristics including an appreciation of rope strength, flexibility, fatigue, wear, abrasion, rotation and elongation.
  • Rope terminations Good, bad and indifferent.
  • Rope Deterioration
  • Examination Procedure
  • Discard Criteria
  • Cumulative (combined) effects of discard
  • Examination records and reports
  • Examples of used (failed) wire ropes (a black museum)
  • A written examination

Candidates are assessed both theoretically and practically in the course of the training against the requisite course objectives.

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