Helicopter Sling Operations Preparation and Strapping of Load
- Heavy goods must have a surface so that the straps can be placed.
- Bundles with materials in different lengths to have straight edge at one end to prevent rotation during flight. Below are some examples of strapping.
- Materials of different lengths should be stowed in lifts with the most equal height and width, and with a blunt end.
- Roofing bundles or similar in rolls placed on pallets, but can also be transported in long line.
- RoofSheets and wave plates must be placed on pallets and lifted with diagonally attached straps.
- Thin boards must be placed on pallets between two frames in the whole plate size. This is to prevent easy tearing under wind pressure.
- Windows and doors placed on pallets, with extra vertical enforcemant, but try to avoid mixing formats.
- Trusses strapped to fit each lift by weight and size. Remember diagonal strapping.
- Roofing tiles, bricks, hydro etc., transported on a pallet, well packaged
- Heavy cardboard or shrink wrap on pallets
- Sand, gravel and crushed transported in sBig-Bigs. Fresh Concrete / cement transportes in dispenser tob.
- Movable and smaller items , tools and inventory like firniture goes in cargo net or in big bags with double bottom.
Helicopter company has its own straps for load flights.
These cargo straps are used when lifting the load for helicopter shipping and transport. The straps locks cargo in order to be secured during transportation. For the “locking” should work, the load must be prepared for and organized so that lock concept works. The pilot and ground crew who do this job together. The procedures are defined in detail in the operator’s operating manuals. Both pilot and ground crew are authorized by the company to ensure the slings beeing properly and correct tightened. It is therefore not necessary for you as a customer to think about this. The lifting points are placed so that the straps are tightened diagonally across the load.
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