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  • Tips for Working on A Roof

    The below information in conjunction with all relevant industry standards including NSW SafeWork Safe Work on Roofs is one step to actively managing active rooftop falls and combating hazards.  COMMON ROOFTOP HAZARDS 1. Make sure your access points are secured Many rooftop accidents and injuries occur while accessing the rooftop. Scaffolding, constructed work platforms or Read more
  • The Insider Article – Head For Heights

    By Ashley Thacker When working at height, it is important to be properly trained and consult the experts. I was talking to height safety expert James Moule, of LINQ Height Safety, recently. Our conversation was two-sided in that much of it was positive about the progress the Australian industry has made in height safety in recent Read more
  • Self-Retracting Lifelines | Inspection Checklist

    Self-retracting lifelines (SRL) must be inspected before each use, annually inspected by a competent person and recertified every five years. Without inspections and maintenance schedules, equipment failures can have major impacts upon a business including unscheduled outages, increased cost and most importantly, major safety hazards resulting in injury or loss of life. SRL’s that are Read more
  • 5 Top Tips for Wire Rope Care

    Rigging equipment lifts and moves heavy loads for hours on end, day after day. For this reason, it is imperative that this equipment is cared for, ultimately to ensure longevity and endurance. If it fails, it can cause damage to product, property and worst-case scenario, an extreme safety hazard resulting in injury or loss of Read more
  • 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
  • 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

    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