OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 21 Rigging

Section 301 Ferrules

(1) If a ferrule is used to form an eye loop in a wire rope and

(a) the ends of the splice are visible beneath the ferrule, or

(b) the ferrule is identified as covering a “Flemish eye” splice,

the employer must ensure that the ferrule is commercially manufactured of steel and properly swaged onto the splice.

(2) Despite subsection (1), if an aluminum alloy ferrule must be used, an employer must ensure that the ferrule is

(a) commercially manufactured,

(b) identified as being made of aluminum alloy, and

(c) properly swaged onto the splice.