The Advanced Adjustable Offset Davit Systems are designed for manhole and confined space entry/retrieval applications. The davit pivots for ease of rescue and has adjustment for overhead clearance restrictions. These systems allow for a winch, SRL or retrieval SRL to be mounted on the back or front of the mast.
Capital Safety has determined that DBI-SALA Advanced Davit systems do not fully meet some of the loads specified for certain davit adjustment positions as represented in the "Instruction for Use" (IFU) manual and product labels. There have been no reported accidents or injuries related to this issue.
Capital Safety has reviewed the design of the davit systems, and has revised all systems manufactured after December 1, 2015 to address these issues. The modification to the systems will reduce the specified load ratings and only applies to systems manufactured prior to December 1, 2015. Note, this is not a product recall. This modification will be available at no cost to all end users in a Retrofit Kit. This Notice applies to the following OSHA certified systems:
A Upper mast with a short reach of 12 to 29 inches including the follow P/N's: 8000031, 8300009, 8518000, 8518001, 8518009, 8518382, 8518383, 8518384, 8518501, 8530001 & 8530420. Retrofit kit # 8515652 applies to these units. (To obtain a copy of the Retrofit Supplemental IFU 5903921, view a video of IFU 5903921, and download the updated system IFU, please scan the bar code or enter this URL into your browser: http://capitalsafety.webdamdb.com/albums.php?albumId=1397119 )
B. Upper Mast with a long reach of 24 to 44 inches including the follow P/N's: 8000024, 8518006, 8518040, 8518385, 8518386, 8518387 & 8518502. Retrofit kit # 8515656 applies to these units. (To obtain a copy of the Retrofit Supplemental IFU 5903931, view a video of IFU5903931, and download the updated system IFU, please scan the bar code or enter this URL into your browser:http://capitalsafety.webdamdb.com/albums.php?albumId=1397120)
End-users: Contact our Customer Service department at 800-387-7484 (prompt #2012) or email ADVDAVITS@capitalsafety.com to request a Retrofit Kit be shipped to you directly free of charge. Please identify which retrofit kit you require based on the length of the upper mast (see A or B above). The Retrofit Supplemental IFUs referenced above set out the procedure for installing the Retrofit Kit. If you have questions or concerns, or if you prefer that Capital Safety or an Approved Capital Safety Repair Center perform the retrofit, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-387-7484 (ext. 2012) or email ADVDAVITS@capitalsafety.com.
Distributors: If you have any Advanced Adjustable Offset Davit Systems in stock that were manufactured prior to Dec. 1, 2015, you should return the davits to Capital Safety for the retrofit. Contact our Customer Service department at 800-387-7484 (ext. 2012) or emailADVDAVITS@capitalsafety.com to obtain a "QA" number to return the unit to Capital Safety.
Capital Safety will post this Notice on its website at www.capitalsafety.com. Please direct any additional questions you may have to John Fuke, Technical Services Manager, at 1-800-387-7484 ext. 5225, or you can email your inquiry directly to ADVDAVITS@capitalsafety.com .
18 avril 2016