Adverse Weather Part 1: Lightning and Rain

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

The summer is officially in full swing and the weather across the nation is brutal. From the storms that come in fast and furious with wind, rain and lightning, to the endless heat and the threat of tornadoes, tropical storms and hurricanes—weather has a huge impact when working in the material handling industry.  In this multi-part series we will look at ways to keep workers and your equipment safe in adverse weather conditions.

Lightning and Rain

In the southeast, we have powerful thunderstorms that develop during the afternoons and other areas of the country experience similar conditions with strong winds, lightning, rain, and even tornadoes. If you are working (more…)

The Final Factor

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

It’s time to start work for the day and you go to get the web sling you always use out of the back of your truck.  Since it is the one that you use on a daily basis, you don’t think much about the sling tag that is starting to fade, or that is starting to look a little worn and dirty because, after all it gets used all the time and occasionally gets left on the ground. You don’t think about the freezing temperatures that hit last week overnight or the exposure to sunlight over the weekend while it was not being used.  For the most part the sling looks pretty good, there are no cuts or apparent singular deficiencies that would cause it to be removed from service.

So you use it with no fear. Then one day, that sling fails. What? (more…)

Attending Fall Protection Training

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
Even Crane Tech Trainers need training sometimes and last week that is just what we did. Since we are not experts on fall protection, we go to those who are. The Certified Slings Academy for Rigging and Fall Protection, hosted and taught several of our instructors the basics of how to work safely at height and how to help keep our students safe at height as well.
For a short candid video of one of instructors finding out the benefits of using suspension trauma safety straps, watch below.

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Remember, Safety through Education is more than just our motto, it is our guiding principle. If you need Fall Protection, Confined Space, or Height Rescue training (or gear), don’t come to us, go to the professionals at Certified Slings and Supply like we did. Now if you need materials handling training, we are here for you! Give us a call 800-290-0007 or request a quote.

Crane Tech Featured In Wire Rope News

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

A Crane Tech article was featured in the June edition of Wire Rope News & Sling Technology. The article was on a topic we are very passionate about… crane safety and the importance of asking “Why?”  when there are accidents, incidents and near misses. The article reviews 3 real-life circumstances to show case why asking “Why?” can make a difference in the future safety of operations.

The Importance of Asking “Why?”


About Wire Rope News & Sling Technology: Wire Rope News & Sling Technology, a bimonthly magazine, has been serving manufacturers, distributors of wire rope, chain, cordage, related hardware and sling fabricators, and related service providers for the material handling industry since 1979. Content includes technical articles, news and reports describing the manufacture and use of wire rope in marine, construction, mining, aircraft and offshore drilling operations. For more information or to subscribe visit 

10 Tips For Wire Rope Inspection

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Periodic wire rope inspection is a key factor in keeping your mobile crane operations in working order.  Here are some tips to help keep both the operator and inspector safe when wire rope is being inspected  on a mobile crane: (more…)

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