Posts Tagged Think Lifting

  • 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
  • The Insider Article – Certified Lifting Equipment

    By Ashley Thacker You can’t just put a sticker on an item of lifting or rigging equipment and call it certified. But there are things that you can do to meet the required standards. There are also a couple of different standards that you should be looking at. We’ve seen all kinds of equipment submitted for Read more
  • The Insider Article – Prioritise Compliance

    By Ashley Thacker Think about what’s more important: where a product is from or its compliance with relevant standards. Brace yourself: as good as Aussie-made product is, 90% of the lifting and rigging gear sold in Australia is imported from Europe, the states, Asia, or elsewhere. Much less product is manufactured here than people think. That’s why Read more
  • Advantages and DisadvantageS of Synthetic Slings

    A synthetic web sling is one of the most common pieces of rigging equipment found on site due to their versatility. They are strong enough to support heavy loads but also used to lift delicate materials as their soft surface offers more protection than abrasive materials, like wire rope. Synthetic slings can be made from 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
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  • 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
  • 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