How many times on the job site have you seen the riggers place more than two slings into one single point hook with no regard to the fact they may be tip loading, back loading, or even side loading the hook?Read More
Crosby supports $12 billion infrastructure project in Canada
The Darlington Nuclear Refurbishment Project is currently the second largest infrastructure project in Canada for 2018. Aecon Industrial/Nuclear is a strategic partner in this $12 billion project.Read More
Sling angle best practices
Because most of the time the rigger in the field only has one connection point to collect their slings, it is important that they understand best practices for rigging triangles and angles formed.
The rigging triangle is formed any time two or more slings are connected to a load and the other end of the slings are collected in a common point such as a hook, shackle, or ring. Whether the slings are chain, wire rope, or synthetic rope, sling angle best practices are the same.Read More
How to correctly use sorting hooks
Sorting hooks are not your typical everyday hook for most companies, but for those companies and individuals who use them, and whether you call them lay out hooks, pelican hooks, shake out hooks, or sorting hooks, a little refresher on correct application may be in order.
The sorting hook was manufactured for the intended use for sorting and laying out plate, pipe, cylindrical shapes, and other items that allow engagement to the full depth of the hook throat in multiple sling leg applications.Read More