3M™ DBI-SALA® Web Tie-Off Adaptors and 3M™ PROTECTA® Tie-off Adaptors Product Recall


Thursday, 1 July 2021

3M™ Fall Protection has identified that a limited number of 3M™ DBI-SALA® Web Tie-Off Adaptors and 3M™ PROTECTA® Tie-off Adaptors, which are certified as single-point anchor devices against AS/NZS 5532:2013 and are attached directly to the anchorage structure to provide a tie-off point for personal fall protection systems, may not consistently meet a specific certification requirement.



Aspects of Chain Block Operation

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

The manual chain hoist or chain block is an extremely common lifting device. Their simplicity and availability puts serious lifting potential into the hands of end users across all industries.

The basic care and use advice should be a well trodden path for regular users, you can refamiliarise yourself with it by clicking here.

In this article, we’ll discuss a few of the less frequently discussed aspects.


Preventing wire rope corrosion

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Lubrication can be one of the most effective ways of extending the life of a crane rope, but why is lubrication so important when it comes to wire rope? The answer is, due to its construction, the total surface area of all the wires that make up a wire rope is about 16 times larger than the surface area of a steel bar of comparable dimensions. This means that if no precautions are taken, a steel wire rope will be 16 times more likely to corrode as a steel bar. The other solutions to preventing corrosion is the design and manufacture of the wire rope chosen. For more information on wire rope choice as well as the importance of lubrication, please click through to the article.


Lifecycle management of overhead gantry cranes and hoists

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Lifecycle maintenance and monitoring of overhead gantry cranes and fixed lifting equipment assets is set out in the Australian Standards. These Standards provide not only guidance but also recommendations around lifecycle management. This article has been drafted to help breakdown these Standards allowing you to better understand what these recommendations mean and how you can ensure your assets and workers are safe and compliant. We detail the different types of inspections, the intended purpose of each and the minimum inspection frequency as per the Australian Standards. We also include information on the benefits of predictive, preventative and planned maintenance on your overhead crane lifting equipment as well as the importance of good record keeping. To read this information and improve the longevity of your lifting assets – please click through to the article.


William Hackett release new technical report on hydrogen embrittlement

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

William Hackett have released an industry report to help minimise the risk of Hydrogen Embrittlement (HE) and Stress Induced Corrosion Cracking (SICC) in offshore near shore environments. The report includes guidance on material choices used in topside and subsea lifts, and is seen as a major step forward in increasing awareness for offshore operators of the risks associated with HE and SICC. The report also highlights that whilst products may be fully compliant with relevant International Standards, the reality is, that when it comes to an offshore environment they may be wholly unsuitable. It also looks at key areas around HE including causal factors, best practice methods to reduce risk and recommendations around specific product groups and key performance requirements. To read more about this report or to see the anti-corrosion/subsea product range available from William Hackett, please click the link below.