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What is a Lifting Beam?

What is a Lifting Beam?

A beam in which the load lifted mainly imposes a bending stress in the beam itself defined as a lifting beam. The basic arrangement of such a beam has a single attachment location or lug at the center on the top side of the beam for connection to a hoist, crane, or other lifting device. There are also multiple evenly spaced lugs (two or more) on the bottom side of the beam in order to it attached to the load. At Kennedy Wire Rope & Sling Co., we offer an array of lifting beams to help you fulfill your application requirements.

How to Use a Safety Harness and Lanyard

How to Use a Safety Harness and Lanyard

Putting on a safety harness is one of the first steps required in the use of a personal fall arrest system. However, many mistakes can occur with this simple step. It is important to have workers trained in the proper use of a fall protection system and become familiar with the various hazards they will encounter. At Kennedy Wire & Sling Company, we provide fall protection harnesses and other devices to help you ensure the safety of your workers. Below we discuss how to use a safety harness and lanyard.

What are the Different Types of Rigging Hardware?

What are the Different Types of Rigging Hardware?

When you are carrying out operations that involve rigging, safety should be at the top of the agenda. It is very important to have the right quality equipment and accessories in place to perform these tasks properly. With the right rigging hardware, you can achieve your rigging goals in a safe and efficient manner and complete the job without incident. At Kennedy Wire Rope & Sling Co., Inc., we have built relationships with high-quality suppliers of rigging hardware and equipment in the industry to help you achieve success with your rigging projects.

Manual Chain Hoists – Factors to Consider for Selection

Manual Chain Hoists – Factors to Consider for Selection

At Kennedy Wire Rope & Sling Co., we offer manual hoisting solutions to our customers through our partnership with Harrington Hoists, Inc. The types of manual chain hoists available vary, and selecting the right one for your application is essential to achieve the efficiency and results you desire. There are various factors to consider when choosing a manual chain hoist. Some of these factors include:

Using a Safety Harness and Lanyard Inspection Checklist

Using a Safety Harness and Lanyard Inspection Checklist

The purpose of safety harness checklists is to evaluate various aspects of fall protection harness equipment before they are used and ensure their use is carried out safely. These inspections should be carried out for the evaluation of webbing, labeling, D-rings, stitching, snap hook ends, and lanyards, as well as the overall capabilities and competency of the individual utilizing the harness. At Kennedy Wire Rope & Sling Co., we offer a range of safety harness and lanyard solutions that also must be subjected to a proper safety harness and lanyard inspection checklist