Disorder on the workshop floor during building and maintenance works can lead to accidents which in certain cases may result in long term absence due to injury with the possible consequence of liable action being taken. A clean work floor and no obstacles improve safety on decks, stairs, scaffolding and other structures and are contributing to a safer environment during shut down and turnaround works.
For that purpose the “S” shaped safety hook Cablesafe ® was developed in the offshore industry some years ago and meanwhile the simplicity of this tool was adapted by many of the major oil- and drilling companies to such extend that the use of Cablesafe® is mandatory. These “S” shaped hooks are produced from very strong and sophisticated nonconductive and non flammable reinforced polyester and can be used again and again. The hooks are designed to suspend temporary utility cables during the duration of the turnaround. The hooks can carry a load of up to 190 kg, can withstand a temperature up to 200°C and are UV resistant.
The most recent development are the hooks that “glow in the dark”, the advantages of a “night-glow” hook will be especially appreciated when working inside void spaces such as storage tanks, legs of drilling rigs, submarines underground tunnels in the mining industry.
In case of emergency situations the escape routes are kept free of obstacles that are of vital importance when seconds can save human life and fire fighters and salvage people will have better access to the place of the accident.
To avoid confusion among different contractors about the ownership of hooks it is possible to obtain a different color and to have the owners name engraved in the hook. There are 3 sizes and on each hooks is specified its maximum allowed load. Each end of the hook has a hole that enables the user to save guard the hooks and cables by means of a Tie-rap