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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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Florida Wire and Rigging Glossary of Terms

When it comes to rigging, there are many tools that you have at your disposal. Whether you are constructing with pipes or lifting heavy loads, you should familiarize yourself with your hardware and the functions they serve. Here is a collection of so…

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Cargo Control

Your cargo is precious. Making sure that your cargo is under direct control at all times is important, especially when you need your products to get to the appointed place safely and intact. Here at Florida Wire & Rigging, we understand your need…

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Hoist and Lifting Equipment for Your 2017 Jobs

Purchasing appropriate hoist and lifting equipment can save an employee from physical harm during a performance or while working on staging jobs. As you begin planning your jobs for 2017 and beyond, it’s important to take inventory of what hoist an…

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EnForcer Load Cell Product Feature

The Florida Wire – enForcer Load Cell is a product used for measuring forces. It can determine forces of up to 20kN. It also has a high-resolution log drop testing and the ability to monitor systems. Some of these enForcer Load Cells’ unique featur…

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Accident Prevention through Education

Accident prevention starts where most things start—the classroom. Before most trades can begin a new position, they must be briefed on the specific rules and regulations for that site. So, why aren’t we more diligent when seeking out general acci…

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