[ RadSafe ] Need advice Moving large Pb shield

Amoling, Ronald RAmoling at as-e.com
Fri Mar 15 13:02:52 CDT 2013

My advice would be to contract with a local rigging company.  They handle these kinds of heavy loads all the time and have the appropriate equipment and manpower to do it efficiently and safely. 

Ron Amoling, RSO / EHS Manager 
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-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of S L Gawarecki
Sent: Friday, March 15, 2013 12:36 AM
To: RadSafe
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Need advice Moving large Pb shield

You might be able to use two engine lifts--these are large hydraulic overhead lifts that roll on a V-shaped base.  I would look for something sized for truck engines.

**Susan Gawarecki*

ph: 865-494-0102
cell:  865-604-3724
SLGawarecki at gmail.com

Rob wrote:
"We are trying to move a Canberra Model 747 Pb shield into a room and onto its stand and need some advice.  We can get it into the room with a forklift and even set it onto the stand, but must then move it about 8 feet.  We are concerned with moving it while loaded on the stand as it will be top heavy.
We cannot get the forklift into the room.  The unit weighs 3000 lbs and has lifting eyes.

I am sure someone out there has done this and can give some advice.  I would much prefer to lift the device onto the stand once in the room, but am not familiar with small enough portable equipment capable getting into the room through a 36" door and lifting this 3000 lb device.  Another way we could do this is to load it onto the stand with a forklift from outside the room and then "slide" it over about 10 feet.  This does not seem like a very safe way to do this since it is so top heavy.

Perhaps there are lifting devices that can be rented?

Any advice would be appreciated."
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