Rigging Concerns in Demolition Projects

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Demolition is a naturally dangerous activity. While it’s become safer over time, the tearing down of buildings can cause unplanned collapses and exposure to hazardous materials . Below, we’ve covered some of the top rigging concerns in these projects, and have provided some tips for ensuring safety and reducing accidents. Pre-Demolition Process A number of… Read more »

How to Choose The Right Crane for Your Project

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Your business is growing, your inventory is increasing, and your customer demands are skyrocketing. You’ve been using conveyer belts and forklifts — but both take up too much floor space, so you’re thinking about buying a crane for flexibility. But increased floor space shouldn’t be the only reason you buy a crane. You should also… Read more »

History of The Crane: How We Got to Hydraulic Cranes

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  The History Behind Cranes     For centuries, archaeologists and historians have been baffled by how Stonehenge was built. The largest of the Sarsen stones transported to Stonehenge weighs 50 tons — which means that transportation by boat would have been impossible. Legend holds that ancient druids levitated the stones into place with their… Read more »

Crane Lift Training: First Steps

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Cranes play an essential role on a construction site. They are used to lift and move materials around the site, reducing manual labor and construction time. However, incorrect crane lifts can lead to devastating accidents and injuries. Common accidents during crane operations include: Falling objects Crane overturn Breaking of boom sling Collision with other objects… Read more »

The 7 Major Types of Hauling Equipment

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  Hauling Equipment   If you are new to construction and drilling, it’s important to understand the types of equipment that will be used on the job. Hauling equipment, in particular, is used to move building/drilling supplies, soil, and other materials. Below is an overview of the types of hauling equipment commonly used in construction… Read more »

How to Choose The Right Crane for Your Project

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Your business is growing, your inventory is increasing, and your customer demands are skyrocketing. You’ve been using conveyer belts and forklifts — but both take up too much floor space, so you’re thinking about buying a crane for flexibility. But increased floor space shouldn’t be the only reason you buy a crane. You should also… Read more »

Professional Heavy Haul Transportation Saves Time and Money

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Many construction and industrial projects require equipment and/or materials that are oversized and difficult to manage with traditional lifting and hauling equipment. Project managers in the oilfield, utilities, petrochemical, and power generation industries are used to managing heavy loads and various types of oversized loads on and around the worksite. However, when these loads are… Read more »

Safe Rigging Jobs Require Proper Planning and Precaution

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The term “rigging” originated as a nautical word defined as the ropes, chains, and other lines that support the mast and spars of a vessel or serves to set and trim the sails. Today, rigging is the process of moving heavy loads with slings, hoists, and other equipment. In much the same way rigging had… Read more »

The Importance of Industrial Hoisting and Rigging Training

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Workers involved with industrial hoisting and rigging activities should be trained in both safety and operating procedures. Safety must be the foremost concern because any task involving airborne loads can be extremely dangerous if not handled with absolute care. You cannot underestimate the value of an accomplished industrial rigger. Having riggers who are competent, qualified… Read more »

Securing Super Heavy and Over-Dimensional Loads

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Safely securing super heavy or over-dimensional loads is a matter of grave concern. Although incidents involving the loss of heavy equipment or cargo are infrequent, when they do occur severe injuries or fatalities can be the result. Securing heavy equipment such as that used in the construction, power generation and oilfield industries fall under the… Read more »