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Crane Safety

Crane Safety

Crane Safety is paramount when lifting loads.   Common risks are outlined below and have the pontential to cause serious injury or death. Falling objects due to plant or equipment failure or operator error. Operators falling while accessing the crane or performing...

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CONCRETE LIFTING CLUTCHES

CONCRETE LIFTING CLUTCHESMANUFACTURING CONCRETE LIFTING CLUTCHES Concrete Lifting clutches shall be manufactured from ductile materials. During the design validation,when loaded in tension to ultimate failure, lifting clutches shall comply with the following:(a)...

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Wire Rope Inspections

Wire Rope Inspections Wire rope inspections which include visually inspecting the outer parts of rope for deformations, such as loose strands are essential prior to operation.Internal Wire Rope Inspection Internal deterioration is the primary cause of many rope...

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Workplace Incident Alerts Dec- Jan 2022

Workplace Incident Alerts Dec- Jan 2022

WORKPLACE INCIDENT ALERTS FOR JANUARYThe below Serious Workplace Incident Alerts for Jan - Dec (Embedded Content Extracts) were taken from WorkSafe QLD at https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au Click on the Articles to Read more including outcomes, fines and control measures...

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Proof Load Test

Absolute Lifting & Safety, in conjunction with Borger Cranes recently performed a unique proof load test with our 5-tonne counterweight system & 25-tonne wireless load cell. We were engaged by our client to test the vertical duct crossarm beam & lifting...

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Respirable Crystalline Silica

Respirable Crystalline SilicaManaging the risks of respirable crystalline silica from engineered stone in the workplaceWorking with engineered stone can expose workers, and other persons, to the risks of respirable crystalline silica (silica dust). Exposure to silica...

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WORKPLACE INCIDENT ALERTS SEPT – OCT

WORKPLACE INCIDENT ALERTS SEPT – OCT

WORKPLACE INJURIES / INCIDENT ALERTS FOR SEPT-OCT 2021The below Serious Workplace Injuries / Incident Alerts for August (Embedded Content Extracts) were taken from WorkSafe QLD at https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au Click on the Articles to Read more including outcomes,...

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Harness Inspections

HARNESS INSPECTIONSAustralian Standards recommend the life of a harness to be 10 years from the date of manufacture, if no damage has been sustained prior or in the meantime. Inspection by a competent person is recommended every 6 months in accordance with the...

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Incident Alerts August

Incident Alerts August

WORKPLACE INJURIES / INCIDENT ALERTS FOR AUGUST 2021The below Serious Workplace Injuries / Incident Alerts for August (Embedded Content Extracts) were taken from WorkSafe QLD at https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au Click on the Articles to Read more including outcomes,...

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Care, Use & Inspection of Eyebolts

Care Use & Inspection of EyeboltsCare, Use & Inspection of Eyebolts The care, use and inspection of eyebolts is especially necessary when in service eyebolts are transferred from job to job.  Eyebolts should be carefully examined periodically by a competent...

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JUNE & JULY INCIDENT ALERTS

JUNE & JULY INCIDENT ALERTS

WORKPLACE INJURIES / INCIDENT ALERTS FOR JUNE & JULY 2021The below Serious Workplace Injuries / Incident Alerts for June-July (Embedded Content Extracts) were taken from WorkSafe QLD at https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au Click on the Articles to Read more including...

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Who Can Test Lifting Equipment

A Competent person shall be suitably trained, qualified by knowledge and practical experience sufficient to enable that person to detect and evaluate defects and weaknesses that may affect the intended performance of the equipment. They must demonstrate the ability to carry out work outlined in the Australian Standards for the specific Lifting Equipment to be tested and tagged.

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Vehicle Recovery

What recovery equipment do I need to safely recover my 4X4 or Heavy Industrial Vehcile ?RECOVERYNote this article only covers off some equipment that may be used in a recovery. For advice on recoveries please consult with your Recovery Specialist. In this article...

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Hydrajaws Pull Testing

Hydrajaws Pull Testing

HYDRAJAWS PULL TESTING CONCRETE LIFTING CLUTHCES Absolute Lifting and SafetyWhat is a HydraJaws Pull Testing device ? A calibrated device to load test/  pull test to determine the reliability and load capacity of fixings like Concrete Lifting Clutches.What is a a...

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Incident Alerts February 2021

WORKPLACE INJURIES / INCIDENT ALERTS FOR FEBRUARYThe below Serious Workplace Injuries / Incident Alerts for February (Embedded Content Extracts) were taken from WorkSafe QLD at https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au Click on the Articles to Read more including outcomes,...

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Incident Alerts January 2021

Incident Alerts January 2021

Incident Alerts January 2021The below Incident Alerts January 2021 were taken from WorkSafe QLD at https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au Click on the Articles to Read more including outcomes, fines and control measures to mitigate risk.

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Ikar Fall Arrest Blocks

Ikar Fall Arrest Blocks

IKAR Accredited Service AgentsAbsolute Lifting and Safety are an IKAR Accredited Service Agent, authorised to inspect, service, repair and re-certify IKAR Fall Arrest Blocks.  We offer on site inspections and servicing for all your IKAR equipment including IKAR Rescue...

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Height Safety Fall Protection

Height Safety Fall Protection

HEIGHT SAFETY FALL PROTECTIONABOUT HEIGHT FALL PROTECTION When it comes to height safety fall protection connectors are devices that attach to a full-body harness.  In addition, they combine to make up the anchorage system.  When working at heights they are an...

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About Spring Balancers

About Spring Balancers

About spring balancersDesigned to compensate for the weight of work tools, components and equipment, our large range of Endo Spring Balancers are ideally suited for suspending welding guns, electric, hydraulic and pneumatic tools and supporting assembly components...

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Chain Fitting Types

Chain Fitting Types

CHAIN FITTING TYPESDifferent Chain Fitting Types are available to cater for a wide range of applications.  Primarily they are used for  chains, rigging, material and safe handling purposes. DIFFERENT APPLICATIONSSpeak to our specialised staff to supply and service all...

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About Hoists and a Winches

About Hoists and a Winches

WHAT IS A HOIST & WINCH ? Both Material Handling Equipment this article covers the differences between Hoists & Winches as well as Electric, Manual and Air /Pneumatic. A winching application is designed to pull a load horizontally while hoisting is for lifting...

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Chain Sling Working Load Limits

CHAIN SLING WORKING LOAD LIMITS (WLL)Do you know which grade of chain you require as well as the chain sling working load limits (WLL) for your lifting application.  Is you load too heavy for the chain sling you are using ? Read more below.........SELECTING CORRECT...

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What is a Load Binder

What is a Load Binder

WHAT ARE LOAD BINDERS ?Load Binders are used to tension chain for load restraint during transport. There are two types, lever and ratchet load binders.  TYPES - RATCHET AND LEVERWHAT ARE RATCHET LOAD BINDERS ?Ratchet Binders use ratcheting mechanism to create tension...

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