Archive for the Company News Category

  • The Insider Article – Family Values

    By Ashley Thacker It doesn’t have to be a family business, but it helps if it behaves like one. Here’s how to expand your family tree. This April marks 20 years since I joined the family business—and the journey has taught me a lot. But why should readers of this magazine care? The reason is, all  Read more
  • The Insider Article – D/d Ratio Explained

    By Ashley Thacker Passing a sling- synthetic or other- around a load can provide support by creating a cradle, but you must make sure that it is surely attached. Therefore you must understand D/d ratio. I get asked a lot of questions about D/d ratio. I think it worries people because it looks like a complicated Read more
  • The Insider Article – Economic Climate

    By Ashley Thacker We must find a balance between business and the environment to make sure that our children can continue to enjoy life as we know it. I’m no climate activist and don’t pretend to be. I’m not so much saying follow my example on all matters green as I am urging everyone to make Read more
  • The Insider Article – Behind the Mask

    By Ashley Thacker We must respect the new COVID protocols, but not let them become a distraction.  I saw a photo in an online article recently, showing Sydney construction workers on top of a building. The caption noted that all workers wearing masks and social distancing. However, as I looked closer at the photo, I saw Read more
  • The Insider Article – Hub-and-Spoke Model

    By Ashley Thacker The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is established across the world as the leading trade association for all those involved in the lifting industry. From its UK base, it promotes enhanced standards and sustainable development for the worldwide lifting and safety industry. However, it has been accepted for a number of years that Read more