How to Choose and Use an Eye Bolt
How to Choose and Use an Eye Bolt An eye bolt is one of the most commonly used tools in the material handling toolbox. They are simple pieces of hardware. They consist of a ring with a threaded shank. The lifting eyebolt is designed for lifting wooden or steel components. They are screwed into the load. Frequently a nut is attached to the bottom for additional safety. A rope or cable is then fitted through
Choose Steel Shackles For a Strong and Reliable Connection
Choose Steel Shackles For a Strong and Reliable Connection Steel shackles are key pieces of equipment for a range of jobs in the rigging, material handling, and construction industries. Shackles are used for jobs like joining slings together or attaching a load to lift it. Any time a strong and reliable connection is needed steel shackles are often the solution. There are a wide range of steel shackles out there and choosing the right one
Amendments to the Load Restraint Guide Published
Amendments to the Load Restraint Guide Published In October 2018 the National Transport Commission NTC of Australia published amendments to the load restraint guide. The intent of the Load Restraint Guide 2018 has not changed from the original. It still provides users such as drivers, freight consignors and loaders with the basics on how to load vehicles to ensure the safe transport of cargo to its destination. The overall objective of the load restraint guide
All About Lifting & Safety Requirements You Need to Know
All About Lifting & Safety Requirements You Need to Know Knowing all about lifting and safety equipment, as well as getting regular inspections and expert advice is a must for working at heights. Lifting is a common operation on construction sites, in warehouses and in the production environment. If not conducted under controlled conditions both manual and mechanical lifting have the potential to cause severe injury or death. With a combined 80 years of experience,
A Turnbuckle - An Essential Tool Across Many Industries
A Turnbuckle – An Essential Tool Across Many Industries The simple turnbuckle has many uses in industrial applications. It is an essential tool for increasing or decreasing tension when adjustments are needed in a rope. The great benefit of a turnbuckle is that the tension can be changed in very small increments. The tensioning capacity can range from a few grams to thousands of kilograms. The turnbuckle consists of two connectors with a shaft between
Safety First With Chain Blocks
November 28, 2018

Safety First With Chain Blocks

Safety First With Chain Blocks Chain blocks also known as lever blocks are indispensable on worksites where heavy duty lifting is required. This simple but useful lifting equipment is found on almost every industrial construction site around the world. Incorrect use and poor maintenance of the equipment can, however, result in injury or death. Most accidents of this type are caused by human error. Operators should understand slinging procedures and the operation of chain blocks
Looking After All Lifting Equipment for Australian Height Safety
Looking After All Lifting Equipment for Australian Height Safety Working with all lifting equipment can be hazardous if not done properly and should always be treated with caution. Working at height also carries hazards of its own. Safe working instructions and the proper use of safety equipment will go a long way to ensuring that accidents don’t happen at your site. Identifying Hazards Upfront According to the Australian government site “Safe Work Australia” working at