All Lifting says ‘Stop the Drop’

It’s fair to say that you should take height safety seriously. You always enforce wearing safety harnesses; keep your height safety equipment up-to-date and ensure everyone follows the rules and site specifics. But are you missing out on another very important height safety issue? All Lifting says ‘Stop the Drop.’…

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Round Slings Vs. Webb Slings: What’s The Verdict?

If you’re in the lifting industry, I’m sure you’ve heard of the round sling and webb sling. Lifting slings are essential when lifting heavy loads (not that we are dissing your 100kg bench press), but it can be hard to know which one you should use. Keep reading and you’ll…

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Splice up your wire rope

wire rope splice

Splice up your Wire Rope When someone says splice, you may think of the classic streets ice cream was given to you as a child during the summer holidays. Trust me, we get it. But did you know you can splice your wire rope for completely different functionality? What is…

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Lifting and rigging equipment in high demand


  Lifting and rigging equipment in high demand There are high hopes for those in the lifting industry after the mining industry has shown 13 consecutive months of growth according to Seek. Lifting and rigging equipment is in demand to cater for the rapid growth, and job opportunities are on…

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What is a helideck landing net?


What is a helideck landing net? All Lifting have taken height safety to a new level with the helideck landing net. But what does this net actually do? The helideck net in storms You know those crazy storms you hear about on the news? The storms that keep you homebound…

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Fibre or Wire rope: Which one is best for you?

Fibre rope vc Wire rope

Fibre or Wire rope: Which one is best for you? If you’re in the market for new rope for your lifting, rigging or hoisting equipment but not sure whether fibre rope or wire rope will work best, let’s break it down. Fibre Rope: If you’re in the marine industry or…

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What next if I fail a safety check?

What next if I fail a safety check1

What next if I fail a safety check? So you’ve gotten your lifting and rigging equipment together and you’ve just completed a safety check, only to realise one of your lifting slings has failed. Or maybe it was your shackle or even your fabricated lifting devices. What to do? Can…

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Lifting and Rigging Equipment: Is it Safe?

Lifting and Rigging Equipment

Lifting and Rigging Equipment: Is it Safe? Say you’ve landed yourself a big job that you have worked tirelessly to get and suddenly you’re let go because you can’t prove you’re lifting and rigging equipment is safe? All those hours of meetings and proposals wasted, but you’re adamant that you…

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Hand Winch vs. Electric Winch: Winch one suits you?

Hand winch vs electric winch

Hand Winch vs. Electric Winch Ever gotten yourself into a situation you just can’t see a way out of? Locked your keys in your car? Did phone die when you desperately need your GPS? Or maybe you’ve gotten bogged when four-wheel-driving with your mates? A hand winch or an electric…

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Pipe rollers are custom designed to suit individual applications

Pipe Rollers

Pipe Rollers: Pipe roller supports are designed to compensate for longitudinal movement due to the expansion or contraction of both insulated or non-insulated pipe. Pipe rollers come in a wide variety of sizes that can be matched to create pipe handling operations that increase productivity and profitability. Pipe rollers can be…

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Height Safety Equipment is Essential to Safely Secure Workers

Height safety equipment

Height Safety Equipment: Height safety equipment is used to safely secure a worker who is required to work above 2 metres from the ground, in order to reduce their risk of injury if a fall is too occur. Fall arrest equipment is used to catch a worker if they fall. Restraint Equipment…

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Shipping Container Workshop – custom designed to meet your needs

Shipping Container Workshop, rigging loft

Shipping Container Workshop: A Shipping container workshop can be modified and customized to suit individual needs. There are a wide variety of container sizes to choose from, such as 10 ft, 20 ft, 40 ft, 45 ft, and 53 ft containers. The two most common sizes are 20 ft and 40 ft containers and…

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Hoist Equipment – What are the different types for lifting?

Hoist equipment, hoisting equipment

Hoist equipment is the primary device used throughout the lifting industry. Many types of hoists are available, and some hoists are better suited to specific applications than others. Hoist equipment can be powered electrically, pneumatically or manually, and can be fitted to many different types of crane. Powered Chain Hoist Equipment Electric Chain…

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Forklift cage attachments are designed for short duration use

Forklift Cage, forklift safety cage

Forklift Cage: A Forklift Cage or Work Box is used to provide a safe work platform to raise or lift people performing occasional or short duration tasks where it is not practical to use scaffolding, elevating work platforms or similar devices. Task that may require a forklift cage include replacing light globes…

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Wire rope slings are ideal for all general lifting applications

Wire Rope Slings

Wire Rope Slings: Wire rope slings are made from various grades of wire rope, and consist of two, three, and four leg spreaders with oblong Master links.  Wire Rope Slings consist of eyes that are formed using the flemish eye splice, and ends that are secured by pressing a metal sleeve over…

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Pipe Roller Systems – What are the Different Types?

Pipe Roller Systems

Pipe Roller Systems: Pipe Roller Systems allow installers to build or repair a pipe of practically any size and do so with ease. Steel pipe support systems can be either single or double design, and are used to support medium to large size pipes and offer support for pipe systems after they are installed. Pipe…

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Ship Anchor – What are the Advantages of Stockless Types?

Ship Anchor, Stockless anchor

Ship Anchor: What are the Advantages of Stockless Types? Anchoring a ship is a vital function for a boat or a ship in order for it to stay stable and in a stationary position on water when the engine is turned off. An anchor is cast into the sea to prevent the vessel from drifting away due…

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Rigging equipment should be visually inspected before use

Rigging Equipment

Rigging Equipment: All lifting, safety and rigging equipment should be visually inspected by the operator for visible sign of damage before put to use. Inspection frequencies as stated in the relevant Australian Standard for rigging equipment must be undertaken regularly, or every 3 – 6 months, using a colour coded system for…

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Forklift Attachments are Required for Specific Forklift Tasks

Forklift attachments

Forklift Attachments: Forklift operations often require extra attachments, in place of the regular forks. As forklift trucks are used across a vast range of industries and applications, there are many types of attachments designed to assist specific forklift tasks. Forklift attachments are made to lift a particular working load limit…

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Chain Hoist – Selecting the right type for your application

Chain Hoist, Electric Hoist

Chain Hoist: A chain hoist can be either manually operated using a rotating hand guide, or electrically powered. A manual chain hoist is ideal for use in environments where electricity is not available. They are also an economical solution when there is no need for daily operation. An electric chain hoist typically…

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Wire Rope Fittings and Accessories – What are the Different Types?

wire rope fittings

Wire Rope Fittings: Wire rope tends to fray easily at the ends making it difficult to connect to equipment. Wire rope fittings or wire rope terminations are used to secure the ends of wire rope and fraying.  There are many different types and sizes of wire rope fittings. The most common…

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Lifeline Systems are essential for safe work at heights

horizontal lifeline systems

Lifeline Systems are essential for safety when working at heights: In situations where a fall cannot be prevented, lifeline systems are your next line of fall protection. Lifeline systems can be used to arrest workers in the event of a fall (active system), or restrain workers from reaching a fall hazard…

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Materials Handling Equipment – What are the different types?

Materials Handling Equipment

Materials Handling Equipment: Materials handling equipment incorporates a diverse range of tools, vehicles, storage units, appliances and accessories used to transport, store, control, count, and protect products or materials during manufacturing, distribution, consumption or disposal. The four main categories or classifications of materials handling equipment include; transport, engineered systems, bulk…

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Pipe Lifters – What are the different Types?

Pipe Lifters, pipe lifting devices, pipe handling

Pipe Lifters: Reduce pipe handling time and increase productivity Pipe handling has never been easier. An operator can lift, position, and push pipe sections together in one single motion. Pipe Lifters and attachments make a significant impact in overall pipeline productivity. There are many different types of pipe lifters such as toggle type,…

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Offshore Rigging Lofts – Mobile Warehousing and Testing Service

Offshore rigging lofts, rigging loft container

Offshore Rigging Lofts: Offshore rigging lofts provide a mobile service for warehousing, a centralized space for testing, tagging, certifying and registering of lifting and rigging equipment. The basic function of offshore rigging lofts is to ensure that portable lifting equipment and lifting accessories are stored to reduce the risk of…

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Lifting beams must be suitable to lift the load

lifting beams, lifting beam

Lifting beams must be suitable to lift the load: Lifting beams are usually designed and built for specific lifting applications. There are a wide range of sizes, capacities, and configurations available. When selecting the correct lifting beam, it is important to consider the application requirements such as the range of the…

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Stainless Steel Rope is used for a wide range of applications

stainless steel rope

Stainless Steel Rope: Stainless Steel Rope is manufactured from Grade 304 and 316 stainless steel. When accompanied with stainless steel wire rope fittings, wire rope applications are endless. Stainless steel material is ideal for use in corrosive environments, in particular marine and waste management. Other common applications include decorative balustrading and…

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Forklift Jib – turn your forklift into a mobile crane

Forklift Jib, fork jib

Forklift Jib: A Forklift jib is a common type of attachment for forklift trucks. Forklift jibs are designed to slide and secure easily onto forklift tines.  They usually have a hook at the end of the jib for quick attachment to the load. The main purpose of a forklift jib…

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Eye Bolts – How do I choose the right type for the lift?

Eye Bolts

Eye Bolts: Selecting the right type for the lift Eye bolts are used as a removable attachment point, to secure ropes or cables. Basic eye bolts consist of a threaded rod with a loop or eye at one end. Commercial Eye bolts are marked with their thread size not with their working load limit,…

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Lifting gear inspections regularly will reduce the risk of injury

lifting gear, lifting equipment

Lifting Gear: Lifting gear includes a wide variety of hardware and accessories that are used between lifting equipment and the load to attach the load to the equipment.  Common types of lifting gear include hooks, eye bolts, shackles, and clamps. A common lifting gear application is single or multiple leg chain slings, that are…

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Concrete pipe lifters – moving concrete pipes safely

Concrete pipe lifters, pipe lifting

Concrete Pipe Lifters are lifting devices used in the pipeline industry to move concrete pipes. Concrete pipes are fitted with lifting points such as hooks or clamps, and then the lifting point is attached to a Crane, Excavator or Forklift. Attaching concrete pipe lifters to pipes enables lifting and or lowering of concrete pipes into…

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Chain Slings are used for a wide variety of lifts

chain slings

Chain Slings are used for a wide variety of lifts Chain slings are the most common type of sling used in lifting and rigging. Chain slings are used for lifting heavy items on construction sites such as: skip bins, concrete slabs, pipes, building materials etc. Chain slings are made up of…

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Ratchet Tie Down – Securing Your Load Safely

Ratchet Tie Downs, Ratchet Strap

Ratchet Tie Down: A ratchet tie down is used to ensure a load remains secure and in place when in transport. It can also be used to secure goods when in storage and protect them from damage. Ratchet tie downs are made from a highly durable and strong polyester webbing that has very little…

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Wire Rope Grips are your quick fix!

Wire Rope Grips

Wire Rope Grips are your quick fix! Wire rope grips are a type of wire rope termination. They are used to temporarily secure the end of steel wire rope that needs to be shortened. Applications include suspending static loads.  Ensure that you select the correct size for your application.  Forged wire…

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Man Cage – Working out the Different Types

man cage, man box

Man Cage A man cage is used to carry personnel. It transports workers to and from a high or low level work situation. It assists workers to carry their tools and materials with them to a work location. It provides complete safety while carrying the personnel and their materials, which…

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Chain Blocks need to be used safely

Chain Blocks, Chain Hoist

Chain Blocks – Are You Using Yours Safely ? Chain Blocks are used for heavy duty lifting and materials handling operations. They are designed to lift and lower loads by pulling on the hand chain.  Chain Blocks are made in single or double fall configurations. There are a range of capacities available and they…

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Safety Harness – How to Fit Your Safety Harness Correctly

Safety Harness

Safety Harness – Your Guide to Fitting an Industrial Fall Arrest Harness Correctly: 1. Open the box; check that the manual is inside. Ensure you read the manual PRIOR to use. Do not throw away the manual. Records are kept in the manual! 2. Pull the safety harness out of…

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Lever Hoists, Lever Blocks or Come Alongs?

Lever hoist, Chain Hoist, Lever Block

Lever hoists are portable devices used to manually lift, lower or pull a load. A lever hoist can also be used for tensioning. Lever hoists have the advantage of being able to lift in most positions, including horizontally, whereas chain blocks and chain hoists can only be used vertically. All…

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Lifting Bars – What’s the difference between Lifting Beams and Spreader Bars?

combination lifting beam spreader bar

Lifting Bars, Beams and Spreader Bars Information about lifting bars. Lifting beams and Spreader bars are commonly confused, however they are two different devices suited to particular applications. A basic lifting beam has a single attachment point or lug centred on the top side of the beam for connecting to…

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Wire Rope Inspections

Wire Rope

Wire Rope Inspections Wire Rope is a type of cable which is made up of several strands of metal wire laid or twisted into a braid or helix. Do you know how often your wire rope needs to be inspected? Wire rope inspections are vital to industries that use wire rope. One of the…

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How To Make A Chain Sling

Chain sling

Before a chain sling can be made, we need to establish the correct configurations of the chain sling for the application it will be use for. Applications could include lifting a crane workbox, man cage, lifting spreader bars or lifting beams. We will need to know the total weight and…

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How Do Cranes Get On Top Of High-Rise Buildings/Skyscrapers?


The cranes that are used on top of tall buildings, high-rise building or skyscrapers are called Tower Cranes. The base of a tower crane is a concrete slab that is fixed to the ground (it can be attached to the sides of the buildings/structures as well). The base connects to…

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