Archive for the Ranger Category

  • Ranger Recruit in Victoria

    Ranger Lifting, a Sydney-headquartered lifting, rigging, and height safety equipment supplier, has unveiled another notable recruitment as it looks to execute ambitious expansion plans in Victoria. Ranger, which recently added industry heavyweight Liam Mccaffrey to its Queensland operation, has named Paul Richards, internal sales co-ordinator, Victoria. This is on top of the appointment of Nitin Read more
  • Ranger Ramps Up in Queensland

    Ranger Lifting has appointed industry heavyweight Liam McCaffrey in response to growing demand for its products and services in Queensland. Ranger, a Sydney-headquartered lifting, rigging, and height safety equipment supplier, already serves the state from New South Wales, and positioning a widely respected professional closer to the point of use was a natural next step. Read more
  • Safe Work NSW Cracks Down on Height Safety

    Safe Work NSW recently announced a state wide blitz aimed at reducing the number of heights-related fatalities and serious injuries in the construction industry.  Falls from heights is the number one cause of fatalities on NSW construction sites, with most serious and fatal falls being from roofs, ladders and scaffolds – and from a height Read more
  • Disposing of Damaged Wire Rope & Wire Rope Slings

    Wire ropes may only last a few months in heavy-duty mining applications, and wire rope slings also last for varying lengths of time. Environment, bending, stresses, shock loading and abrasion are just a few things that impact the life of wire rope slings. You should always inspect your lifting equipment for damage before use, some Read more
  • Disposing of Failed Rigging Hardware

    Rigging hardware used for lifting purposes includes: shackles, links, rings, swivels, turnbuckles, eyebolts, hoist rings, wire rope clips, wedge sockets, and rigging blocks. Destruction of any damaged hardware so that it cannot be re-purposed, is the most effective way of disposal. Some common observations that may indicate that the item is unsafe and should be Read more
  • Disposing of Failed Synthetic Slings: Flat and Round

    FLAT SLING Nylon or polyester flat slings have a higher resistance to mildew, rot, some chemicals, and abrasion. Despite this they can still be damaged to the point where they need to be removed from service and the sling should be disposed of as general waste or trash. Some common observations that may indicate that Read more
  • Disposing of Damaged or Failed Alloy Chain Slings

    Although chain slings are ideal for lifting applications because of their strength, they’re still susceptible to being damaged to the point where they are no longer safe to keep in operation. If the chain slings and assemblies are rejected during inspection due to damage or failure, they need to be quarantined and removed from service. Read more
  • Damaged Equipment: What to Look For

    In this article, we’ll share several real examples of wire rope, slings and  rigging hardware, that our inspectors have removed during an inspection. We’ll walk you through the reasons each device should be removed from service and identify the applicable industry standards for each device. To identify and remove unsafe devices, it’s important to regularly 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
  • Calculating Sling Leg Tension

    Ever wonder why as an angle gets bigger sling leg tension increases and the load becomes dangerously heavier? Lifting is a dangerous business and knowing how to safely lift a heavy load is critical. In this quick video Ashley uses a Sling Leg Tension animation to explain how to avoid the most common mistakes people Read more