Section III. LAUNCH BEAM BUILD
LOSS OF HEARING. PERSONNEL MUST WEAR HEARING PROTECTIVE DEVICES WHEN
OPERATING THE CRANE DURING LAUNCH AND RECOVERY OPERATIONS OR WHEN
WORKING WITHIN 10FT (3M) OF A LAUNCH VEHICLE AT HIGH ENGINE IDLE.
CHEST PACK E-STOP OPERATION. IF THE CHEST PACK IS FITTED TO THE LAUNCH
VEHICLE WHEN THE FOUR POSITION SWITCH, IN THE VEHICLE CAB, IS SET TO
POSITION 2 THE CHEST PACK E-STOP BUTTON IS DISABLED. SHOULD IT THEN BE
OPERATED IN AN EMERGENCY, ELECTRICAL POWER AND THUS HYDRAULIC POWER
WILL NOT BE REMOVED FROM THE LAUNCHER. FAILURE TO HEED THIS INFORMATION
COULD LEAD TO DEATH OR SEVERE INJURY TO PERSONNEL.
Un-strap load LVT and stow the straps in flatrack stowage bin.
Make sure the area within the crane-operating envelope is clear of personnel.
Operate the lift and traverse controls on the crane and position the crane hook above
the stowage location for the launch beam lifter.
Remove the single leg sling, launch beam lifter and guide ropes from the stowage box
Attach the single leg sling and the launch beam lifter to the hook of the crane.
CRUSH HAZARD. DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAN RESULT IN THE EVENT OF A
SUSPENDED LOAD FALLING FROM THE CRANE. DO NOT STAND CLOSE TO LOADS
SUSPENDED FROM THE CRANE.
Operate the control levers in a smooth and considered manner. The speed of the working
movements is determined by the degree to which the control lever is moved.
When operating the crane heed the symbols on the control levers.
The first section of the launch beam, complete with the far bank support, is stored within
the launch frame.
Operate the lift and traverse controls on the crane and position the launch beam lifter
to lift the first launch beam module.
Connect the launch beam lifter to the first launch beam module to be connected at its
lifting points ensuring it is correctly located and the locking latch is fully engaged.