Archive for the Ranger Category

  • Selecting the Right Chain Hoist

    Manual and electric chain hoists are used for a variety of lifting reasons however selecting the correct chain hoist for your application can be a confusing task. The below check list created by RANGER will help you determine how to select the correct chain hoist for your application. 1 CAPACITY Depending on the manufacturer, 250kg Read more
  • Blog- Why Lifting Equipment Breaks

    Lifting operations are inherent to this industry however both manual lifting and mechanical lifting operations can put workers at great risk of injury or death. This article captures 7 key risks associated with lifting operations and solutions to reduce these risks and costs associated. 1 LACK OF PLANNING Risk assessments and lift plans are designed Read more
  • Working Load Limits

    The lifting of any freely suspended load, is a high risk activity requiring a range of controls to ensure work is performed safely. Lifting capacity labelling is an important component of a safe system of work, and the most significant change to the assessment of lifting capacity occurred over a decade ago with the replacement Read more
  • New Standards for Lanyard Assemblies 2020

    As of August 2020, there are THREE new standards from Standards Australia. The new standards represent separation of the document AS/NZS 1891.1:2007 into three standalone documents: 1891.3:2020 Personal equipment for work at height; manufacturing requirements for fall-arrest devices. • 1891.1:2020 Personal equipment for work at height; manufacturing requirements for full body combination and lower body Read more
  • The Insider Article – Perfect Ten

    By Ashley Thacker The best companies have treated this year as an opportunity; we are no different. It’s evident that businesses that were able to take decisive action eight months ago are better off now. It was important not to panic though because, as we look at below, this year has taught us a lot about

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  • Understanding Chain Grades

    Knowing the difference between Grades is essential when selecting the right chain for your lift or application. Chain is a durable and versatile tool for lifting and is more commonly used for lifting goods in Australia than in other parts of the world, certainly more so than in Europe. We know the strength of a Read more
  • Why Lifting Equipment Breaks

    Lifting operations are inherent to this industry however both manual lifting and mechanical lifting operations can put workers at great risk of injury or death. This article captures 7 key risks associated with lifting operations and solutions to reduce these risks and costs associated. 1 LACK OF PLANNING Risk assessments and lift plans are designed Read more
  • The Insider Article – Shock Loading

    LHA AUGUST 2020 | THE INSIDER | ASHLEY THACKER Rigging gear is particularly vulnerable in the event of shock loading. To begin to understand shock loading, we need to accept the definitions of ‘shock’ (a sudden or surprising event or occurrence) and ‘loading’ (the application of a load or force). Put the two together and Read more
  • The Insider Article – LEEA’s Launch Pad

    LHA AUGUST 2020 | THE INSIDER | ASHLEY THACKER The digital age means we can promote the lifting industry, especially below-the-hook, more effectively than ever before—but we’ve got to seize the moment. As a nine-year tenure on the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) board concludes, it’s time to reflect and give new leadership our full Read more
  • Checking your Synthetic Slings. What should you be looking for?

    Synthetic slings are some of the most common pieces of rigging equipment found on site because they’re strong enough to support heavy loads but are extremely versatile and can be used effectively for a variety of different applications. However, because they are so inexpensive, they are often used and abused. They’re also more susceptible to Read more