PERSONAL INJURY. WHEN HANDLING WINCH CABLE, USE THICK LEATHER GLOVES
TO PREVENT INJURY TO HANDS FROM BROKEN STRANDS.
To allow the far bank carriage slings to go slack, perform the following:
Equipment damage. Failure to adhere to this procedure will allow the rope to double wrap
on the winch drum.
One of the two far bank operatives stands at the center of the bridge.
Operate the lower winch to pay out the rope.
Just prior to the slack rope touching the center of the bridge, the first operative grabs
hold of the rope and pulls it towards the far bank. This allows the second operative
to pull down on the far bank carriage and thus slacken the slings.
It is important to pull on the rope in a continuous motion as the winch is operated, to
prevent the rope from double wrapping on the winch drum.
On the chest pack, move the joystick rearward to lower the far bank carriage. Do
not allow the beam to rest on the bridge as this may cause the winch cables to
Route the far bank carriage slings through the far bank ramp end beam lifting points
and reconnect to the carriage beam. Ensure the slings do not cross and do not
become twisted. Ensure that the carriage is level horizontally and vertically, prior to
lifting, with respect to the upper part of the carriage.
ENSURE THAT SLINGS ARE
NOT TWISTED OR
Figure 5. 1 Method and Location of Slinging Far Bank Ramp Module