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...
How Often Does Lifting Gear Need To Be Inspected?

How Often Does Lifting Gear Need To Be Inspected?

Keeping up with the compliance of lifting gear on your construction project can sometimes seem like a complicated task; in this post we have outlined best practices and clarified what is required by law in Queensland. Initial Inspection Prior To First Use Industry...
Tower Crane Safety: Operating In High Winds

Tower Crane Safety: Operating In High Winds

Strong winds will impose additional loads on a crane and may affect the crane’s stability. According to the Tower Crane Code of Practice 2017, a maximum permissible operational wind speed of 54km/hour (15 metres/second) has been traditionally specified for tower crane...