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6 Benefits of Polyester Slings

When it comes to tasks like hoisting, towing, and lifting, slings are incredibly important. Their primary function is securing an object while being attached to a lifting or pulling system. Depending on the job, you will need many different types of …

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Self Retracting Lifelines

Construction jobsites are dangerous places, especially for workers standing on the edge of a building or scaffolding. Workers often use lanyard systems to prevent falls, but these often restrict their range of motion to a few feet and can get in thei…

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What is Theatrical Rigging?

The magic of the theater is in large part due to an efficient rigging setup. The spellbinding lighting, the classic curtains, scene-setting backdrops, and spectacular stunts are all made possible by the right structural system. A production’s effec…

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Bubba Rope® for Recovery

It’s never fun to get stuck in the mud, sand, or snow, but it doesn’t have to be an inconvenience. The Bubba Rope® is a professional snatch rope that comes in multiple sizes, including strength capacities and lengths. Each rope is coated with a …

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What is a Proof Load Test for Lifting and Rigging?

A proof load test is performed on different lifting and rigging components to ensure they can withstand the design load without failure or unacceptable deformation (yielding). To perform a proof load test, force is applied for a specific time, rangin…

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Slings, Chains, and Webbing: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to heavy lifting or load securement, one thing’s for sure- you need the correct equipment to minimize risk when working in potentially dangerous conditions. Understanding the differences between products can be incredibly overwhelming…

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The Importance of Fall Protection Training

Construction jobs are incredibly dangerous, and without the right training, you run a severe risk of placing yourself and others in harm’s way. In America, there are four deaths every day related to fall protection, and with proper care in training, …

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Avoiding Crane Deaths Through Safe Practices

The construction industry is massive with many different positions to be filled and skills to learn, but with any involvement in construction, safety should be the number one concern. Unfortunately, crane deaths continue to be one of the most common …

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Understanding Lift Classification

Before you even think about involving yourself in a lift job, you need to go through the ever-crucial planning stage. In planning, you must evaluate the elements surrounding which characterize the lift to categorize it. Understanding the classificati…

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Understanding the Rigging Triangle

When it comes to hoisting heavy loads, precision is key. You need to know how to balance your load carefully and account for all factors at play such as the tensile strength of your slings, the configuration you use, and any dangers involved. Before …

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