Prioritise your Load Control

Thursday, 27 January 2022

Throughout the industry we are sometimes presented with dubious lifting scenarios. There are many factors to consider when devising a rigging arrangement and each of them has the potential to end very badly, should things go wrong. The risk for important aspects to be missed in a complex scenario is real.

Organising our thinking around a hierarchy of criticality might be helpful. This could give us a list of considerations to examine - and an order in which to examine them. This may assist to counteract the risk of missing an element or building something that looks great in a parts list – but is so unworkable that we must start from scratch.

Let us discuss the six Ss of successful lifting, prompts to prioritise load control in the rigging of loads, and a useful mental tool for checking rigging designs.


Are you having trouble keeping track of your critical lifting, height safety and lifted equipment assets?

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Nobles Service Technicians have the capability of inspecting, servicing, repairing, and replacing of your assets both, above and below the hook. We can manage the repairs of all brands and models of lifting equipment within the industry. Our technicians are trained and accredited to conduct the work while complying with Australian Standards and other legislative requirements.


Fibre Ropes - What are the different types and how to choose them? 

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

The term ‘Fibre Ropes’ covers such a broad range of rope and sling materials it can often become confusing to the newcomer.

Fibre Ropes can be made from many materials ranging from the most ancient to the latest synthetic technology.

Each rope has special properties and these vary enormously with the material chosen. It is important to recognise these differences because using the wrong fibre material in critical applications may result in disastrous consequences.  


Choosing the right master link

Monday, 30 August 2021

Master Links and Master Link Assemblies are important components for forming multi-leg lifting slings.

Although primarily manufactured as a chain sling component they are used for all types of slings.

Selecting correct and compatible masterlinks is not straightforward however. There is a plethora of components we might want to connect and standards and practices vary – so it is helpful to discuss some of the issues and pointers.


Manual Materials Handling: The functionality of mining chain hoist in daily workplace operations

Monday, 30 August 2021

Manual chain hoists are integral to many mining activities, they enable the maintenance and installation of a great variety of equipment and machinery in locations in which mobile and powered cranes are unable to be used.

In an industry where reliability and operational effectiveness is highly valued, attention should be paid to making the right choice of hoist so that overall productivity is maximised.