Rigging Tree - Not Just Any Sling Stand!

 

Developmental  research in the rigging industry focuses on everything except rigging  stowage.  From a simple peg coming out of a stand to storing their  rigging on the ground, both of these options create significant  potential for injury.  The most common include:

  • Overexertion:   Some master links can easily weigh over 100 pounds. Workers have to  muscle that component, at the very least, from resting point to crane  hook and then back again. It’s easy to understand how, according to the  Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, overexertion is the leading cause of disabling workplace injuries. This type of injury cost businesses $15.1B in 2012.
  • Pinch Points:   Because the sling cannot be easily removed/returned to storage by even  skilled operators, fingers and hands are placed in compromising  positions while trying to finesse an unwieldy piece of equipment on or  off it’s metal peg holder.