During construction project, fasteners and nails are among the inevitable materials needed for a smooth operation. However, in the cause of carrying out such construction projects different types of nails and screws are usually required for different part of the entire project.
Interestingly, the scaffold eye screw bolt is one of such commonly used bolt due to there flexibility in use and their durability after use. When making a choice, it is crucial for one to choose the bolt with a correct eye and it must be properly installed and maintained for safety purpose.
In this post we shall be guiding you through all you need to know about both the installation and maintenance of scaffold eye screw bolt for a seamless project.
? The first thing to do is to clean and inspect the eye bolt before using it.
? The hole in which the eye screw bolt will be installed on must be well drilled and free from all remains.
? Once the hole has been created, whatever you are fixing on the eye screw bolt must be in line with the eye screw.
? Make sure that the load is properly seated on the eye screw bolt. If not properly seated kindly offload and then re- load.
? Kindly use longer length shoulder eye bolt for untapped through-holes
? It is expected that the shoulder eye bolt should have a threaded length, which permit a full length and clear portion of the unthreaded shank.
? If the shoulder eye bolts are not properly seated it will reduce the eye screw bolt capacity gradually.
? When the plain eye bolt is fully threaded with the shank engagement, it permit half turn for proper alignment.
? The plain eye screw bolt is to be threaded to have a full-length engagement.
? The eye bolt must be I direct contact with the surface.
? Make sure that the eye bolt falls in line with the slings. If otherwise, it may bend.
? Make sure that you apply one sling leg to one eye screw bolt.
? Use nothing less than 90% threads in the eye bolt hole, most especially when been used for a washer
?Make sure that the shoulder is in fill contact with the object surface.
? The eye screw bolt must be properly seated.
?The eye bolt must be well tightened but should not be over tighten.
? The sling must not be forced through the eye bolt
?All fittings must not be forced into the eye screw bolt. If forced this may damage the screw.
? A single eyes bolt must not be used to lift a load
? All loads must be gradually lifted.
? All shackles must be inserted with the use of a shackle.
? Once an eyebolt as worn-out kindly dispose it.
? If an eye screw bolt is being tampered with it can reduce the quality of the eye bolt.
· In today’s working environment, the eye screw bolt must be properly maintained. It must be properly checked before use and if one want to re – use it.
Lifting eyes should be routinely inspected for such conditions as:
· Bent shank
· bent eyes
· wear and tear
· Heat, cut and repairs signs
· distorted threads
· Absences of marks
From the above listed conditions, if any of it do exist the eye screw bolt must be totally removed and destroyed. It can also be removed, when the manufacturer cant guarantee the safety use of such.
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