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.