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 »

7 Tips for Safe Heavy Haul Trucking

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Over-dimensional or heavy haul trucking is no small feat (pun intended). It requires careful planning and execution in order to be successful and avoid accidents or injuries. Here are seven tips that will ensure you move your load safely. 1. Prepare in advance It’s vital that you thoroughly prepare for the move and do so… Read more »

Hiring a Wide Load Shipping Company

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When hauling super heavy or over-dimensional loads, everything must go right. You need the right equipment and a capable well-trained driver to transport the load. You must obtain the right licenses and permits, select the right routes, and adhere to state-by-state regulations. You may even need to hire a professional escort service. Most of all,… Read more »

5 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Crane Service

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  To find the best crane service near me …   Hiring a crane service is a necessity in industries such as oil & gas, construction, utilities and demolition. Due to the sizable expenditures related to equipment cost, maintenance and training of operators, using for-hire crane services like H. Brown presents a less expensive, more viable… Read more »

Facts About Transporting Heavy and Over Dimensional Loads

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In over the road transport, overweight and over dimensional loads are those that exceed the standard legal size or weight limits for a specified portion of a road, highway or other transport infrastructure. Restrictions include such factors as load per axle, height, and width. Vehicles that exceed legal limits require a special permit that allows… Read more »

4 Reasons Your Company Should Not View Wideload Transportation as DIY

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  When it comes to transport shipping, many companies, even those on the smaller side, have their own transport equipment. Semis and trailers successfully haul heavy loads both interstate and intrastate. Using manpower, ramps, pulleys, and cranes, heavy shipments can be safely loaded, transported, and unloaded. However, when these payloads extend beyond the size of… Read more »