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5 Rules for Safe Rigging

March 24, 2020 10:53 am Published by Comments Off on 5 Rules for Safe Rigging

Rigging is a crucial aspect in industrial applications involving the relocation of heavy loads and equipment. When performing a rigging task, workers’ safety should be of the utmost concern. Inappropriate load rigging can cause accidental slips — leading to property damage and exposing riggers and other nearby workers to safety hazards, injuries, or even death.... Read More »


The Advantages of Using Dynamometers in Rigging and Lifting

March 5, 2020 2:07 pm Published by Comments Off on The Advantages of Using Dynamometers in Rigging and Lifting

A dynamometer is a load-indicating device used to measure force, torque, and power. The tool is often used to test the power of a car engine. Such tests allow engineers to maximize efficiency by measuring the power transfer on different points of the vehicle. In the construction industry, dynamometers are particularly useful in measuring the... Read More »


Advantages of Using Synthetic Slings

March 5, 2020 2:00 pm Published by Comments Off on Advantages of Using Synthetic Slings

Overhead lifting slings are used in operations that utilize rigging supplies, hoists, cranes, and crane wire ropes. Various materials are used to manufacture overhead lifting slings, with the common ones being alloy chains and synthetic slings. Versatile and durable, synthetic slings offer many benefits to heavy industries such as mining, shipping, and construction. Benefits of... Read More »


OSHA’s Rules and Requirements for Ladder Safety

February 7, 2020 2:24 pm Published by Comments Off on OSHA’s Rules and Requirements for Ladder Safety

As common as they are in the workplace, ladders should not be overlooked as an everyday job site hazard. In fact, falls from portable ladders are among the leading causes of occupational injuries and fatalities, according to OSHA. Similar to any other equipment or tool, the more you use a ladder, the higher the chances... Read More »


How to Choose the Right Synthetic Sling for Your Application

January 29, 2020 4:19 pm Published by Comments Off on How to Choose the Right Synthetic Sling for Your Application

Synthetic slings (also known as web slings) are made of nylon, polyester, or any other high-performance flat webbing material. They have become an essential part of lifting and moving heavy objects and equipment using hoists, cranes, derricks, and powered industrial trucks. However, there are different types of synthetic slings, and knowing the difference between them... Read More »


Key Responsibilities of a Qualified Signal Person

January 21, 2020 1:08 pm Published by Comments Off on Key Responsibilities of a Qualified Signal Person

A qualified signal person is one of the most important members of a crane operator’s team. With their precise communication skills and arsenal of efficient hand and voice signals, these dedicated professionals ensure the safety of not only the crane operator, but everyone else on the job site too. To fully understand the importance of... Read More »


The Difference Between a Winch and a Hoist

January 15, 2020 11:05 am Published by Comments Off on The Difference Between a Winch and a Hoist

Telling the difference between a winch and a hoist can be a daunting task for someone unfamiliar with lifting and rigging equipment. To be fair, the subtle differences between the look of the two devices could possibly even throw off a seasoned professional if laid side by side. That’s because, at first glance, a winch... Read More »


How Fall Protection Training Saves Lives

December 24, 2019 9:14 am Published by Comments Off on How Fall Protection Training Saves Lives

Falls account for the most fatal occupational hazards in construction-related industries. Until recently, most employers assumed that their fall protection equipment was fall-proof, only to realize the hard way that they were sorely mistaken. Fortunately, fall protection training is now mandatory for any employee who is supposed to work at elevated heights above the ground.... Read More »


Top Tips for Rigging Equipment Safety

December 24, 2019 9:10 am Published by Comments Off on Top Tips for Rigging Equipment Safety

Rigging, like anything else in the construction industry, requires a strong sense of risk assessment and risk reduction. Following safety guidelines, however, reduces the chances of employee injuries or fatalities. Never get complacent or forget your training. The right tools are always key. This is especially true when you must rig heavy equipment to lift... Read More »


Give the Gift of Bubba Rope for the Holidays

December 4, 2019 2:11 pm Published by Comments Off on Give the Gift of Bubba Rope for the Holidays

Know a friend or family member who likes to off-road with their truck or SUV and occasionally gets stuck in the mud, sand, or snow? Then help keep them out of a big hole this holiday season by gifting them with the one and only Bubba Rope. Why Bubba Rope? Many have tried to imitate... Read More »


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