Lifting Beams & Spreaders
Lifting beams are required when headroom is limited and restricts the operation of overhead rigging equipment. Without the added overhead rigging to absorb the stress from the load, lifting beams must be designed structurally larger than spreader bars. Lifting beams are typically made from a beam and have a single top lifting point with multiple bottom lift points. The bottom lift points enable the user to specify exact lengths when rigging on standard or precision lifts.
Safety Services Group fabricates numerous Spreader Bars for customers in accordance to their specific requirements. Spreader bars are normally made out of pipe and have top and bottom lifting points on opposing ends. They are suspended by a crane from two slings and normally have two to four bottom slings attached that are rigged to the load. Custom lifting devices like spreader bars are always in compression and are designed with varying pipe diameters and thicknesses to obtain the proper safety design factor to meet the rated capacity.
Spreader bars are the best option for loads where the lift points are far apart or the gravity point is not centralised and load control is important.
Safety Services Group has a specialist in-house fabrication team with years of industrial fabrication experience, and the highest quality fabrication techniques. All our standard spreader bars come with stainless steel identification plates with unique serial numbers and are proof tested.