Tag: Load Control

How to Determine the Center of Gravity of Any Load

Feared by many, understood by few, the center of gravity is the single most underestimated and undervalued property of a load. Since the vast majority of all transports and lifts comprise loads with a fairly Read More


Using Spreader Frame to Improve Sling Angles

We often learn from our surroundings. By taking a page from other folk’s playbooks, we can start to appreciate new solutions to old problems. Standard rigging generally calls for two to four slings rigged from Read More


Crane Safety Reminders

“Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study.  Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life”.  ~Henry L. Doherty. Read More


5 Items to Consider When Installing Welded Pad Eyes

RE: Structural Connection Points for Attaching Chain Hoists (load drifting) In power plants, refineries, aboard ships, in paper mill and other industrial settings, equipment must be installed or removed to accommodate the facility’s operation. Often Read More


Rigging Training Workshop – Load Control

Identify the rigging method below which provides the best load control of the two hitch systems illustrated. Answers below. P.S.  This article was originally published in The Professional Rigger Newsletter – Load Control. Answers: Source:Mike Read More