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Pre Use Safety Harness Inspection

What do you need to know about pre use harness inspection? It goes without saying that you need to have completed your working at heights course so that you are familiar with how to use your harness and perform a pre use inspection. First of all you need to know where the harness come from.  Ensure that the item has a visible tag and that the relevant details are legible, including the identification/serial number.  Traceability is extremely important.  If you cannot...

Should Load Restraint Equipment be Inspected

Should your Load Restraint or Lashing Equipment be part of your inspection program? The short answer to the question should be yes.  The implications of faulty load restraint equipment can be a fatality, and lashing equipment can only be relied upon if it is in serviceable condition.  The nature of the application, particularly the possibility of the load moving in transit, means that lashing equipment can be accidentally damaged each time it is used. A pre use inspection should be completed. ...

Container Lifting Lugs

There are a wide range of container lifting lugs on the market, this is a quick focus on a couple of the most common. Provided they are used in the correct way and dangerous lifting practices are avoided, they offer a versatile and safe means of connecting the container to the lifting slings. Top Lifting Lugs As the name suggests, these lugs are designed to be fitted to the top of an ISO corner casting.  They are generally designed such that they...

Things to Consider before Buying an Electric Chain Hoist

One of the most common forms of hoists used in a workshop environment is an Electric Chain Hoist. Electric Hoists are not created equal.  As they can be a reasonable size investment, some time needs to be taken to be ensure that you consider the following when looking at what type of Electric Hoist is right for your application.  Points to consider can include: Weight of the Load  Goes without saying that you need to know what the maximum load is...

Lifting Chain Slings

Look in every crane rigging box or workshop and you will see multiple sets of chain slings.  Most riggers use the term 'lifting chains' or 'chain sets' when describing these, and are one of the most common types of lifting sling. The most common chain slings that LiftQuip Australia manufacture is still Grade 80 chain slings, but the number of Grade 100 chain slings made is fast catching up.  Customers are liking the 25% increase in working load limit per...

X Lifting Beam

LiftQuip Australia recently supplied a X Lifting Beam to a customer.   The beam had a Working Load Limit of 3 tonne to suit a specific application. Chain lifting slings were supplied with the beam, top and bottom.  The bottom lifting slings having a long adjustable range to eliminate the need for interchangeable chain slings for different lifting configurations. If you have a need for a non standard lifting beam or frame, our team would be happy to help with the process. ...

Air Winch Solutions

LiftQuip recently provided an air winch solution to a customer who was looking for a winch with a small footprint.  The winch was to be in a mining environment so it had to withstand this harshness WINCH POWER SOURCE - ELECTRIC OR AIR? Preferred power sources were either 240V electric or air.  There were also specific working load limit and lift height requirements that had to be considered. Whilst more cost effective, the 240V Comeup winch options from Pacific Hoists were not...

Mooring Line Solutions

Require a Mooring Line solution ?  LiftQuip Australia stock a range of Mooring Lines up to 72mm in 8 strand in 220 metre coils. The mooring lines are part of our synthetic and natural fibre rope solutions which include 12 strand winchlines, 4WD winch ropes, safety and arborist ropes, natural fibre tag lines, anchor cables, tow lines and other marine working and mooring ropes to suit a range of applications. Rope are sourced from well known brands including Donaghys's, with LiftQuip...

Lifting and Materials Handling Hire – Chain Hoists

A customer contacted LiftQuip recently with an urgent request for 2 x 10 tonne Manual Chain Hoists.  We had these items in stock for sale as well as in our hire fleet,  giving the customer options to make the best decision for their situation. Hire was decided to be the way forward.  The hoists were mobilised within 30 minutes and put into service straight away. Being responsive to customers requests is something that we pride ourselves on.  Every customer has different...

Vehicles Get a Lift

A couple of the LiftQuip Australia vehicles received some new signwriting and facelift recently. The work, completed by Scope Imagery , is the final part of the rebrand and will make sure that LiftQuip gets noticed when out working with our customers servicing Lifting, Materials Handling, Load Restraint and Height Safety Equipment.