In the entertainment industry, rigging can be both a challenging and dangerous task. To help provide entertainment professionals with hands-on rigging experience, Robert Lannon of RPL Building Services, LLC, kicked off his first Rigging Climbing Camp in June of this year. Sponsored by Atlanta Rigging Systems and held at Southeastern Rope Access Training Facilities in […]
Many of you work with chain and rigging equipment every day. At Columbus McKinnon, the safe and proper use of all rigging products is a top priority. We have been busy developing training resources to help promote occupational safety with the products that we make, and the know-how we have garnered over the last 138 […]
For over 30 years, CM-ET has been conducting this 1-day motor class to help familiarize entertainment technicians and riggers on safe and proper general maintenance and repair of the CM-ET Lodestar. Starting today, this popular class is available online! Get trained today! Students can expect the same level of information they would get if they […]
Thank you, Tim & Harris, for your comments. We also received interesting insights on our Facebook page. You know your rigging! Here is my take on this application: This is a wire rope support grid. These 1 foot squares allow a rigger to quickly position light loads in specific spots by dropping in a rope through […]
Below is a picture of a wire rope support grid from an entertainment venue. Can you tell us what is wrong with this picture? Post your ideas in the comments section of our blog. We will post our answer on Friday morning.
Highlights are shared from the recent IADC conference: the need for training & competency & changes by API to address training for lifting operations.
Columbus McKinnon has opened its newest state-of-the-art training facility in Tonawanda, NY. Over the past few months, our training team has been renovating Columbus McKinnon’s previous headquarters(most recently the LodeRail production plant) in Tonawanda, NY into a new training center. This facility now holds certification classes and training courses featuring a combination of classroom and […]
CIC Advanced Rigger Certification helps companies comply with OSHA’s requirement that Riggers be qualified for the tasks being performed. Large and more complex lifts require the skills of an advanced rigger, which is ensured by a CIC practical exam. Become a CIC Practical Examiner by attending this workshop! When: August 30-31, 2011 Location: Columbus McKinnon, […]
Below are a few updates to ASME standards that we thought you might find helpful: On Jan 18, 2011, ASME B30.9-2010 Slings became available for the public to purchase. The latest revision covers safe care along with the use and inspection of alloy chains, synthetic slings, wire rope and metal mesh slings. Past and current […]
The hoist chain was used for rigging. This should never be done. Per ASME B30.16-3.1.2 (a) The hoist chain shall not be wrapped around the load. (b) The load shall be attached to the load hook by suitable means. Alloy chains should have been used and connected to the hoist chain. Alloy chains have alloying […]