CCLP

Cantilevered crane loading platform.

CABLE LAID ROPE

Three hawser laid fibre ropes laid up together in an opposite lay to form one rope. Cable laid ropes are often used for moorings.

CABLE PULLING STOCKING

A device used as a temporary join for two ropes where the join needs to pass over a sheave. It is used to haul a new rope onto a crane.

CALIBRATED CHAIN

Short link chain with parallel link sides constructed to very exact link lengths so it can ride smoothly over a gypsy. Commonly used on chain blocks. Also called ‘pitched short link chain

CANTILEVER

A beam, structural member or similar which is anchored at one end and which is free at the other end.

CANTILEVER PLATFORM MATERIALS HOIST

A powered builder’s hoist which has the lift platform cantilevered from the hoist tower. It moves materials only, up and down the face of a building or structure. Also called a ‘barrow hoist’.

CANTILEVERED CRANE LOADING PLATFORM

A temporary loading bay cantilevered from the face of a building or structure to land or lift crane-handled loads.

CAPSTAN WINCH

See warping drum.

CAT HEAD

The sheave assemblies on the top mast section of a builder’s hoist or the top of the A-frame on a tower crane.

CENTIMETER

A unit for measuring distance. 10mm equals one centimeter. 100cm equals 1m.

CHAIN BLOCK

A geared portable appliance used for hoisting a load suspended on a chain.

CHAIN PULLER

A geared portable appliance incorporating a load chain which is operated by a lever handle.

CHERRY PICKER

See boom type elevating work platform.

CHOKE HITCH

A method of securing a load to a sling or a sling to an anchorage by reeving the sling back through its eye, or fixing the eye back to the sling leg with a shackle.

CIRCUMFERENCE

The distance around the outside edge of a circle.

CLEVIS

An eye with a removable pin.

CLIMBING FRAME

An internal or external frame used to lift the crane from the tower sections of a tower crane for climbing up or down.

COME-ALONG

See chain puller or creeper winch.

CRADLE

The part of a suspended scaffold that incorporates the working platform.

CRANE

An appliance intended for raising and lowering a load and moving it horizontally, but excluding industrial lift trucks, earthmoving machinery, amusement structures, tractors, industrial robots, conveyors, building maintenance equipment, suspended scaffolds and lifts.

CRANE CHART

See load chart.

CRAWLER CRANE

See track mounted crane.

CREEPER WINCH

A portable manually operated winch for hoisting or haulage where an FSWR is moved through the winch by a gripping jaw mechanism.

CRIBBING

See pigsty.

CROSBY CLIP

See bulldog grip.

CUT SPLICE

A splice joining two fibre ropes which incorporates an eye.

cm

Symbol for centimeter.