Category Archives: Below the Hook

Construction company goes Rigging

What does a construction company and rigging have in common? Answer lots of things. MB Haynes a reputable company that provides many different services all came together in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina to practice their rigging skills. MB … Continue reading

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Rigging Level 1

What an honor it was to witness a great group of construction workers honing their rigging skills. North Carolina has a great construction company called Vannoy working on the roads and highways. They all showed patience, skill and mentoring during … Continue reading

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Load Testing Mobile Cranes

Do you have a load test certificate for your mobile cranes? If not let us help you with the load testing. Getting to work with a great company like FMC in Bessemer City and a great maintenance supervisor (Robbie Dover) … Continue reading

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Load Testing for Overhead Crane

Prior to operating an overhead crane or a spreader bar OSHA requires a Load Test to be performed. 29 CFR 1910.179 K states it will be at 125% of the rated capacity. Thanks to all involved in loading and unloading … Continue reading

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SHIPBOARD PEDESTAL CRANE SAFETY

Shipboard Pedestal Crane Safety Providing proper training, performing regular inspections, and working within manufacturer’s guidelines are all effective ways to reduce the number of incidents caused by the failure of vessel-mounted pedestal crane components. Commercial fishing operations use pedestal cranes regularly, often … Continue reading

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Installed and Load Tested

Jib Cranes can be so useful and take up very little room on the floor. When you need to think about ergonomics, floor space and need something besides a forklift, a Jib Crane may be your answer. Once the jib … Continue reading

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Lever and Hand Chain Hoist Maintenance

Not only is Omaha, Nebraska known for good steaks? When traveling to Omaha I found some really good maintenance technicians at Omaha Power. The lever and hand chain hoist disassembly and reassembly was no challenge for this wide variety of … Continue reading

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