Archive for the Ranger Category

  • Where is it from? How is it made?

    WHERE IT'S FROM ? | HOW IT'S MADE ?| WHAT'S MOST IMPORTANT Our shelves are stocked with products from all over the world. Where they come from doesn’t really matter to us, at least not in isolation. The slings might be from Australia and the harnesses from the UK. That box of shackles from Germany. Read more
  • How To Correctly Fit a Harness

      JAMES MOULE OF PARAMOUNT SAFETY AND ASHLEY THACKER take you through pre checks before fitting a harness ensuring it is safe for use and that it's the right one for your application. Followed by a step-by-step guide on how to correctly fit a harness ensuring a firm, comfortable and safe fit. These steps can Read more
  • Talk Lifting with James Moule

    Paramount Safety’s James Moule has spent over 22 years in the industrial height safety industry and joins Ashley Thacker to share his experiences and latest industry developments. Topics covered include trends, regulations, competencies, training, on-site issues and fit-for-purpose designs of harnesses used in confined spaces and pole work. For information on our height safety products Read more
  • “The next generation of lifting professionals. Where are they?”

    One of the biggest issues facing the Lifting Industry is, where the next generation of the workforce is coming from? With the LEEA Think Lifting project, the association is engaging directly with local schools to show young people the career options available in the Lifting Industry. Through the narration of a 12-year-old boy, colourful cinematic Read more
  • People – Development: Five Golden Rules

    LHA SEPT OCT 2019 | THE INSIDER | ASHLEY THACKER In the second part of a mini series about building a team, Ashley Thacker presents five important elements of a successful, long-term people-development program. My last column in Lift & Hoist Australasia (LHA) magazine focussed on recruitment techniques and closed with references to the importance Read more
  • What should you do if you think your equipment is not safe?

    Daily inspection before each use should be taken seriously so even a small defect can be investigated in advance of work commencing. Look for anything that is abnormal or out of place. Excessive pitting, weld splatter, wear and gouges are all common signs that rigging gear might not be safe to use. If an issue Read more
  • Can you do your own inspections?

    Australian Standards make frequent references to competence and competent persons. A competent person will have acquired through training, education and experience, or a combination of these, in addition to the knowledge and skills enabling that person to safely and effectively perform the task required. Competency isn’t achieved through simply working around equipment for a long time Read more
  • How often do you need to inspect your equipment?

    Not only do you have to demonstrate that your staff are competent, documentation of compentency standards and procedures must also be maintatined. Depending on the specific piece of equipment in question, we always recommend that the relevant Australian Standard be consulted. For example, it might be AS 3775.2:2014 Chain Slings for Lifting Purposes – Grade Read more
  • What records are you required to keep?

    You never know when comprehensive records related to training, testing, repair and inspection of equipment will be needed, but when that requirement presents itself it becomes clear how necessary they are. It’s particularly important to chart these activities related to lifting and rigging gear, and its use. Imagine the consequences if you can’t answer: When Read more
  • The Insider Article – My kind of people

    I have a lot of conversations with fellow business owners and managers here in Sydney and wider Australia. It’s fascinating to compare notes with peers who are experiencing the same challenges and notable that similar issues impact us all. Near the top of the list, especially for those of us in a niche sector, like

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