What is a “High/Low Load” & Why Are They Banned?

What is a “High/Low Load” & Why Are They Banned?

A “High/Low Load”, otherwise known in the industry as a “Christmas Tree Load” or “Piggy Backing Load”, is where multiple loads are slung in a vertical configuration from a crane in the one lifting operation.  This method of lifting has traditionally been used in the...
Dogman vs Rigger: What’s the difference?

Dogman vs Rigger: What’s the difference?

When working with cranes, the crane operator is just one part of the team. A dogman, sometimes called a dogger, is essential in assisting the crane operator in slinging loads and directing the crane to land loads safely, as well as inspecting lifting gear to determine...