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August 11, 2022
When Should Rigging Equipment be Inspected?

Injuries at the workplace should not be taken for granted, especially ones that can happen on building sites. Over the five years from 2011 to 2017, the CFOI recorded 297 deaths attributed to cranes, which is a shockingly high number. Routinely checking the condition of your rigging, rope pulley blocks, and lifting hardware are essential. […]

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July 12, 2022
Different Types of Cranes Used in Construction

Organizing a construction project is a difficult task. You need to cover all significant aspects, including efficiency, safety, and quality; otherwise, many dangerous situations can occur. Research shows how improper usage or choice of equipment can result in accidents. To minimize harm and maximize positive outcomes, you need to have proper knowledge about your equipment […]

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July 12, 2022
Rigging Equipment Factors - What Are They?

When using rigging equipment, you must pay special attention to safety. After all, lives depend on it. Plus, OSHA takes its regulations seriously and constantly monitors work ethics, trying to identify crane violations. So, to minimize rigging accidents and negative consequences, you should learn all the potential risks. Continue reading to discover the 5 main […]

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June 5, 2022
Types of Chain Sling Configurations

In industrial overhead crane incidents, poor rigging practices are the most common cause of load drop accidents, resulting in severe injuries and fatalities. To keep your employees, clients, and bystanders safe and avoid hefty fines, you need to educate everyone on their equipment. Learn about the types of chain sling assemblies for hoisting and lifting […]

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June 3, 2022
The Difference Between Wire Rope and Cable

Safety is of the utmost importance when your operation involves lifting or transporting heavy objects. From 2011 to 2014, unsecured cargo resulted in accidents that led to 500 fatalities and 39,000 injuries. To keep your personnel and potential bystanders safe, you should know the difference between wire rope and cable and which suits your needs […]

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May 17, 2022
Rigging Chain Grades and Their Applications

Safety is of the utmost importance whenever an operation requires lifting or securing a heavy object. In many cases, you will use a rigging chain. However, you need to use one with a suitable grade. Otherwise, you, your employees, and passersby are at risk of severe injury and possibly death. Read on for a comprehensive […]

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April 30, 2022
Creating a Strong Wire Rope Connection: Clip Installation Guide

Wire ropes are one of your most versatile options when you need to lift, secure, remove, or support items safely. However, you need to know how to install wire rope clips properly. Otherwise, you increase the risk of injury and property damage during construction. One improperly installed wire clip could cost you thousands of dollars […]

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April 13, 2022
Essential Rigging Safety Rules and Lifting Tips

Fatal accidents and injuries on construction sites and workplaces have cost the USA approximately 5 billion dollars in healthcare, loss of income, and poor quality of life. And according to OSHA, the most common causes of death, dubbed the “Fatal Four,” are high falls, getting struck by equipment, getting trapped or caught between large items, […]

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April 4, 2022
A Guide to Buying The Right Rigging Equipment

The most recent data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) shows that over half of all fatal crane injuries in the US involved the victim being hit by an object or equipment.  Maintaining a safe workplace starts with buying the proper rigging equipment for the job. But, with hundreds of products on the […]

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March 21, 2022
A Guide to Safety Harness and Lanyard Inspections

Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, representing 1/3 of all on-the-job fatalities in the sector. A fall from any height can be dangerous, whether it’s from an open window, a scaffold, a ladder, or an aerial lift that travels multiple stories in the air. Although falls are a common hazard […]

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