Tag: rigging safety

Eleven Steps to Ensure Crane Safety

Safety is Sims Crane & Equipment’s number one priority at our 14 locations statewide, on the road, and especially at the jobsite itself. We have led the crane and rigging industry with the highest standards Read More

February 16th, 2021 | Tags: ,

Employers to be Recognized by NCCCO

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has launch its new Committed to Crane Safety program, which was dveloped by NCCCO to recognize employers who have demonstrated their commitment to safety by Read More


Nautilus Hook Reduces Pinch and Trap Injuries

The Nautilus Hook from Nautilus Rigging reduces the chance of serious injury to the hand when applying or releasing the hook from the hook/sling interface by providing a simple, safe, one-handed operation. While standard “latch lock” hooks Read More


Load Weight Estimation and Area of a Circle

The workshop below uses the Journeyman Rigger’s Reference Card panel 6, to help provide the solution. The area of a circle can be calculated with either (Pi x radius squared) or (dia. x dia. x Read More


5 Sayings Every Journeyman Rigger Should Know by Heart

The Journeyman Rigger Training course at ITI produces students from every industry imaginable.  Though they may all differ quite a bit in background, their foundational knowledge about rigging should include very similar things.  These 5 “Old Rigging Sayings” should Read More


ICUEE 2011 will Feature Crane and Rigging Safety Demonstrations

The 2011 International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), Louisville, Ky., will feature for the first time crane and rigging safety demonstrations from the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Fairfax, Va., and International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), 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 Charts Available For iPhone

Drew Merschat has developed the RigIT mobile app to give instant access to all necessary rigging capacity chart information. Every chart in the app includes the three basic hitches and their load capacities. This includes vertical, choke, Read More


Rigging Advice: Sling Protection is Critical!

Crane and rigging accidents can generally be tracked back to a collection of events all arriving at the same place in time. Here at ITI Field Services, we have investigated the cause of eight fatalities Read More