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1.  Start-of-Shift Activities Sign in at mailbox Proceed to dry house to change clothes Check in at lamp house or dry house Obtain PPE hard hat with hearing muffs and/or ear plus safety glasses metatarsal boots leg bands metacarpal gloves florescent and reflective vest rain suits (when needed) Conduct visual inspection of unit house check housekeeping check for slip/trip/fall hazards check for general cleanliness remove garbage/trash/debris if necessary check for cleanliness around cooling fan nothing should be stored on top of cooling fan radiator check oil tank check for absorbent pads on top of tank used to catch oil spills/overflows replace absorbent pads (if necessary) check for oil leaks in lines, fittings, or tank Review MSDS clean up spills with absorbent pads check oil temp Check temperature gauge along side of site glass Never operate hoist if temp is under 100 degrees Normal temp is between 100 - 150 degrees Never operate hoist if temp is over 180 degrees high warning light should come on @ 180 degrees Continue to let hoist idle if high temp is observed until temp returns to normal (as long as oil is at correct level) check oil level (site glass) should be near low level when unit is cold should be near high level when unit is warm add oil to unit tank as needed clean area around cap on top of tank remove cap use only clean container to add oil (ISO 46) Refer to MSDS for ISO 46 fill to just under half on gauge replace cap clean up any spills check pump coupler (MCH200 Hoist only) look at marks to ensure coupler hasn't moved from side to side Report any problems to mechanic or superintendent Check hoist house phone check battery posts for tightness check phone by blowing into receiver and push button - listen for sound check terminal posts for wire connections Meet with other hoist operators Discuss condition of hoist Discuss work phase Discuss location of backhoe Discuss bottom marks on cable Discuss locations of steady marks Discuss boom centers Discuss settings of limit switches  (upper and lower) Discuss slow down switch setting (lower) 2.  Hoist Pre-op Check hoist book for any documented problems/hoist condition Conduct inside walk-a-round Check for oil leaks/spills Check tightness of turn buckles Check arms on disc brake for cracks/loose bolts/loose pins check hoist, boom, drum and load cables check that cables are wrapping correctly on the drum Conduct outside walk-a-round Check bolts for tightness on both legs and on top of pedestal Check pins on mast and boom and ensure cotter keys are in place Ensure cables are on sheaves Ensure neoprene (plastic) block is in position under foot sheave Ensure cable rollers are in place and cable is centered on the rollers Ensure wooden block is under boom cable on the derrick pipes Check derrick pipes for cracks or movement Ensure a tight fit between foot block and hoist Check swinger chain for too much slack in chain, loose bolts or oil around motor Ensure swinger chain plate is tight Check swinger hoses going back into the hoist house for leaks, loose fittings and ensure they are secured to the derrick pipe Return to hoist house Operating Examination Sit in operators seat Place hand on E-stop prior to starting hoist This allows for quick shut off in case of hoist malfunction during startup Press start button Observe pressure gauge Gauge should rise slowly to approximately 1,000 lbs and settle to approximately 500 lbs Release load cable Instruct topman to remove hook from leg Swing boom to center Check drum and motor brakes Turn load line brake switch to drive brake test and hold Move the load line control to the lower position to ensure the load line drive brake is holding This is indicated by an increase in pressure (up to 3,000 lbs) Do not release switch until pressure comes back down (approximately 500 lbs) Hoist should not move Do not overpower Release load line brake switch Turn load line brake switch to caliper brake test and hold Move the load line control to the lower position to ensure the load line caliper brake is holding This is indicated by an increase in pressure (up to 3,000 lbs) Do not release switch until pressure comes back down (approximately 500 lbs) Hoist should not move Do not overpower Repeat this process for boom line drum Manually check slow down limit switch (top) move arm on slow down limit switch to the right (counter-clockwise) pull back on load controller hoist will run at slow speed Manually check the upper limit switch  move arm on upper limit  switch to the right (counter-clockwise) pull back on load controller hoist should not move over-travel light should come on Visually inspect dial indicator chain check light ensure chain is in place Visually check dial indicator coupler pin ensure set screw is secure and pin is engaged into the shaft Check over-speed indicator open door on dial indicator manually raise the weights on the governor check to see that over-speed indicator console light comes on Only applies when in personnel mode on MCH200 Model Check anti-piling limit switch pull piling bar either way and check to ensure anti-piling consol light comes on hoist should not move with controller Reset the anti-piling limit switch by shutting hoist off and restarting Check boom limit switch Swing boom to left or right so that breast sheave is visible Raise the boom slowly and note where boom stops Ensure boom stops before reaching breast sheave Swing boom over to the crows nest for topman to check hook makeup Lower cable for topman to check hook makeup Check hook for cracks Check self-closing hook handle for smooth operation Check hook handle extension for tightness Check crosby clamps for tightness Check swivel Check swivel pin Ensure cotter key is in place Check for cracks Ensure it spins freely Check width of gap in swivel normally 1/8 inch; wider gap  indicates wear Check thimble Check for loose bolts Check for cracks Remove hoist from service if defects are observed on hook makeup Record pre-op examination in hoist book (record any defects, sign and date) 3.  Cable Examination Place boom over crows nest Allow topman to place chalk mark on cable directly in front of hoist Instruct topman to go to crows nest with a piece of burlap and wrap lightly around cable Lower cable into hole while topman holds burlap around cable and checks for burs, broken wires, deformities Lower hoist until mark on cable reaches the topman Topman removes the mark when mark reaches him Swing boom to center Have another person position himself in front of hoist house lower cable into the hole while this person rags remaining cable with burlap lower cable to approximately 20 feet from bottom Discuss any defects found with foreman Refer to Subpart O for guidance on out of service criteria raise cable back out of hole attach shaft bucket and make a trial run in the hole run bucket to steady mark check lower slow down and lower limit slow down usually set to 3 to 4 wraps above lower limit should stop approximately 40 feet from the bottom pull the bucket back out of the hole should be into hitting the slow down switch when you begin to see the makeup at the top of the hole Conduct every 7 days (Usually Sunday day shift) and if hoist has been down for a full operating shift Record cable examination in hoist book (date and time ragged) and initialed by hoist operator