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Timing and Assigning Wire Rope Sling Inspections

The reasons to properly inspect your wire rope slings are plentiful. Beyond being a safety hazard, a faulty or damaged wire rope sling can cost you in citation fines, production loss, and wasted time on the job. Therefore, it’s critical for cre…

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What Is a Rigid Rail Fall Protection System?

Lift and rigging assignments can put workers in unique situations that present potentially fatal accidents, which is why the systems designed to protect them are equally as unique. However, there is one fall protection system that can fit a varie…

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What Is a Jib Crane?

Most lift and rigging tools are designed with a specific purpose in mind, which is why crewmembers use them to maximize productivity of one specific task. However, some pieces of equipment, like jib cranes, can easily fill the role of many tools …

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What Causes Rigging Systems to Fail?

You had a minor accident and almost dropped a load. Or maybe you had a major catastrophe and even experienced some injuries on site. Regardless of how severe the problem was, your rigging system failed –– and it could have been much worse. He…

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Identifying Defects in Your Rigging Hardware

Out of all the issues that can jeopardize your success and safety on the job –– inclement weather, improper training, and inadequate planning –– defective or damaged tools is one of the most critical. Fortunately, this issue is also one o…

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What’s the Difference Between Telehandlers and Forklifts?

In the lift and rigging industry, even the tiniest differences between two tools can make a huge impact on their designated use. But what exactly makes a telehandler different from a forklift, and how do you know when to use which? Let’s break …

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Why Industrial Hoisting and Rigging Training Matters

Even though hoisting and rigging companies understand the risks of their industry, not all of them think to proactively prevent them. Unfortunately, some companies fail to find an outside training program until they receive a citation or witness …

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How to Select the Right Synthetic Web Sling

Everyone in your crew is clear on what a synthetic web sling is, but are they confident in how to select the right one for the job? Just like a shackle or swivel, synthetic web slings come in a number of configurations, which means the ideal one …

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What Is a Gantry Crane?

There are countless steps to take when preparing your crane for a lift and rigging job — testing the proof load, inspecting the working load limit, and calculating the safety factor — but making sure you have the right crane is the most criti…

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What Are Tree Support Systems?

Tree support systems, like any other industrial support system, are used to simply provide added assistance where it’s needed most. While crews typically use support systems to securely move objects from one point to another, they use tree supp…

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