SAFETY NOTICE 170012 – Wear Pads
25 July 2017
– Mandatory Action Required –
Genie Industries has found that weld debris in the boom tubes could lead to premature and excessive wear of the upper wear pads. This excessive wear can lead to potential damage to the boom tubes and could cause the platform to drop.
- Locate the affected machines referenced above within your fleet.
- Using the table below, order the appropriate kit to replace the wear pads on your machine. Model / Kit PN
SX-150 / 1280093GT
SX-180 / 1280092GT
Completion of this Safety Notice must be done as soon as possible but no later than 30 days from receipt of the kit.
- Fill out and sign the completion form included in this Safety Notice or attached to the installation instructions included in the kit and fax or email to Terex AWP Warranty Department. This will serve as verification that you have completed Safety Notice 170012.
Continued Use Instructions:
All machine operators and users must be notified of these continued use requirements.
The affected machines may remain in service until this Safety Notice is completed, provided that inspection for wear pads is included as part of the pre-operation inspections outlined in the machine's Operator's Manual.
For more details and information on how to order parts and warranty, please see Genie Safety Notice 170012.
Two-Blocking Damage Prevention
25 March 2014
We have noticed a dangerous situation occurring amongst folding boom crane owners and operators. Folding booms equipped with winches require a device to prevent two blocking.
Wording of OHS regulations references that the requirement for anti-two block devices was repealed in 2006. This change only applies to the wording.
BC OHS regulations require articulating (folding) boom cranes to adhere to ANSI / ASME B30.22-2005 which states that folding boom cranes equipped with a winch must be equipped with a feature to prevent damage from two-blocking.
This hazard alert from WorkSafe BC June 2012 describes the dangers to workers and equipment from two blocking: Hazard Alert: Worker struck by load after articulating boom crane "two-blocks"