How to effectively dispose of damaged lifting equipment

Friday, 31 May 2019

Recently Nobles have published Smarter Lifting articles on how to choose the right lifting equipment as well as how to maintain and service it.  But there isn’t much specific advice available on what to do with the equipment once it is no longer certified for service. There are no industry rules on how to effectively dispose of unsalvageable lifting equipment and most publications specify that defective equipment should be rendered unusable and discarded. This article provides some guidelines from our experienced and highly qualified service technicians on the best ways to render defective lifting equipment as unusable.


Advice from Nobles Engineering on the proper use of swivels

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Swivels are widely used for lifting yet not all swivels suit all applications and problems may arise. There are also applications where a swivel must not be used. This article explains the basic elements of a swivel, the importance of nuts and bearings as well as the effects of pivoting speed and when a swivel shouldn’t be used. To read these useful tips from Nobles Engineering, click through to the article.


Height Safety: Seven steps to a reliable fall prevention system

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Falls are a major cause of death and serious injury in Australian workplaces. Using a suitable fall prevention system can help decrease the risks for your workers and business. We have identified seven steps to help eliminate the dangers of working with heights as well as limiting the chance of injury from a fall. For full details of these plus more on your responsibility as a worker, manufacturer or company to prevent a fall and address suspension intolerance, click through to the full article.


Spreader Beams vs Lifting Beams

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Spreader and lifting beams are two popular pieces of lifting equipment.  Knowing which beam you should opt for and what aspects you should consider when planning a lift can be complicated.  To help you decide which option will be best suited for your next lift, we have documented the differences and benefits of both types of beams in this article.


Synthetic Roundslings – What you need to know

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Roundslings are amongst the most common types of rigging equipment used for a wide variety of lifting applications.  However, their use is controversial in some sectors, as there are now a number of well publicised incidents where they have failed under load, to the extent where some organisations have banned their use.  This article is based on the new Australia Standard (AS4497:2018) for roundslings and provides an overview of what constitutes good care and proper use of roundslings to avoid failure.