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The Importance of Rigging & Fall Protection Training

Being under prepared for most jobs might negatively affect your performance or give a bad image to management, but it can be devastating when you’re a part of a lifting or rigging crew. The damages from a fall on-site can be irreversible and so…

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3 Ways to Use Gaff Tape

Crewmembers become familiar with endless amounts of equipment over their careers, but there are some highly specific tools that can fly under the radar until a peculiar job pops up. Gaff tape is one of the most synonymous pieces of equipment in t…

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Differences Between Winches and Hoists

A winch is a crank mechanism that pulls loads from side to side, and a hoist is a device that lifts loads up and lowers them down. Winches and hoists might seem like similar pieces of equipment to use on the job, but these tools aren’t capable …

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Load Binder Basics

Some crews try to secure loads with straps or rope, but the easiest and most effective way to guarantee safe cargo shipments is with the use of load binders. Also known as chain binders, load binders are mechanisms that fasten the chains around a…

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Sling Tag Identification Requirements

To successfully pass inspections and meet the safety standards set by OSHA, every lift sling must have a manufacturer’s identification tag. The information on a sling tag provides details crucial for conducting a safe operation, but different s…

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Developments in Rigging Hardware

As the requirements and desires of the construction industry are constantly evolving, so is the world of rigging. Although many principles of a basic rigging operation haven’t changed entirely, the tools being used have been adapted to fit grow…

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The Role of a Lift Director

Lift directors are an essential part of lift and rigging operations because they are certified and trained to handle the complexities of each job. Lift directors must pass rigorous examinations appointed by the National Commission for the Certifi…

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What is Bull Rigging?

Every job has its individual obstacles, and sometimes a crew must approach a lift with a different perspective. Often referred to as “Tarzaning,” bull rigging is an approach used to take on some of the most challenging lifting and rigging ope…

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Using Ronin for Rigging, Winching, and Hoisting

We are excited to announce that we will now be carrying the revolutionary Ronin Lift at Florida Wire & Rigging Supply! This product is sure to change the way you work at your job site. Though originally developed as a rope ascender for climbi…

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Tips for Buying Rigging Equipment

have the right equipment for each job. Cheaply-made gear just isn’t dependable enough when your life is on the line. Neither will just any hoist or sling work — you need equipment specific to the job to ensure safety. Using gear beyond its sa…

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