The Users of this Portable Surface Anchor(s) Shall be responsible for following the requirements below. (Note: It is the user's responsibility to verify and follow the federal/state/local safety and health regulations in the state which this portable surface anchor is used.)
ATTENTION: (API) Anchors are only one part of the overall system of rig stability. The prevention of rig tip over is directly dependent on the total integrity of the rig stabilization system and is only as sound as its weakest member. The overall system includes ALL rig components, as well as anchors. Sole emphasis should not be placed on anchors as the only area for guaranteeing rig stability.
ATTENTION: PLACEMENT AND TESTING: This Portable Surface Anchor shall be placed by a competent person using only Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Department regulations for wind guyline anchor patterns. ALWAYS check for damage before using. Only one (1) load rated "D" ring shall be designated for use at a time. ALL four (4) load rated "D" rings on this Portable Surface Anchor shall be tested annually to 30,000 lbs by a certified testing service. If more frequent testing is needed, a certified testing shall be used. (Note: it is the user's responsibility to verify and follow the Federal/State/Local safety and health regulations in the state in which this portable surface anchor is used.)
ATTENTION: RECOGNIZE SURFACE CONDITIONS: This Portable Surface Anchors shall be set on flat ground. Snow, debris, and uneven surfaces that can prevent the teeth from sufficiently penetrating the ground shall be removed prior to placement of the anchor. All six (6) teeth shall be cranked completely down and must penetrate the ground. On hard surfaces such as frost, the skid may remain off the ground, as this does not affect its stability. Any ground surface where the Portable Surface Anchor teeth cannot penetrate (or where calling before digging is required) shall have a minimum of twelve (12) inches of soil placed and compacted for use by the teeth. This Portable Surface Anchor shall not be set on any incline or decline without prior approval from a competent person. This Portable Surface Anchor shall not be set by any pits or edges of banks where it can settle or cause cave off. Digging of any kind shall not be allowed near this Portable Surface Anchor without prior approval from a competent person. This Portable Surface Anchor shall not be set within ten (10) feet of overhead power lines. Water shall not be allowed to settle around this Portable Surface Anchor. Do not set this Portable Surface Anchors on top of any pipeline or utilities without prior approval. Settling can occur, guyline tension should be checked often.
ATTENTION: LOAD RATED "D" RING USE: USE ONLY the "D" ring that has been designated for use. DO NOT tie on to any other part of this Portable Surface Anchor. DO NOT tie any other equipment on to this Portable Surface Anchor. DO NOT use this Portable Surface Anchor for any other purpose other than that for which it has been designed and tested. DO NOT weld on this unit.
CAUTION - LOADING AND UNLOADING: Before using, all teeth on both ends of this Portable Surface Anchor shall be cranked completely down. If possible, crank teeth down while unloading wih weight off teeth. If not possible use slow speed to lower teeth. Before loading, all teeth on both ends of this Portable Surface Anchor shall be cranked up completely.
All repairs must be made according to manufacturer's specifications.
Portable Surface Anchor Safety Rules
and Standard Operating Procedures