Category Archives: Advanced Rigging

My shackle can handle it?

These are some pictures of a 13.5 ton shackle. At what point do you think it is stretched? How long did it take to stretch this far? Did anyone get hurt during this use of the shackle? Will they do … Continue reading

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How many slings?

This is what I observed as I walk through a truck shop. 1-The question is how many slings can I fit in the hook? 2-How much hook can be used within the sling eyes? 3-Does this really look safe? These … Continue reading

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MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR

As this year 2017 approaches the celebrated Christmas and New Year time, Robin and I want to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Looking forward to many visits, laughs and most of all being … Continue reading

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Hire more Inspectors

Concerned about the pace at which OSHA is hiring new inspectors, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) is requesting information on the agency’s staffing levels. In a letter sent on Oct. 4 to Loren Sweatt, OSHA’s acting assistant secretary of labor, DeLauro … Continue reading

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Rigging Training for Paper

It was a pleasure to provide several weeks of Overhead Crane Operator and Rigging Training to dedicated operators of mobile and overhead cranes. Learning about crane inspections, calculating loads, measuring sling tension, inspecting slings & rigging hardware were just a … Continue reading

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Rigging, Calculations, Safe Lifting

There are so many things to Rigging. Many people can say they are riggers or know how to rig a load. But do you really know? Unless you can tie 5 knots, calculate loads, stress, angles, reduction factors, tension, you … Continue reading

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Rigging Advanced Training

Spending a day with these gentleman in Greensboro, NC is always exciting and you never know what might happen. Very experienced crane operators and advanced rigging employees. Congratulations on making it fun and adventurous. Best wishes on your next rigging … Continue reading

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