Come see us in Phoenix for our “Best Practices in Sling Protection” workshop presentation.
On September 20th, Mike Gelskey, Jr., Vice President and General Manager, Lift-It Manufacturing is a featured speaker at the Specialized Carrier and Rigging Association event in Phoenix, Arizona.
Sling protection is a critical consideration in all load handling activities. Join Workshop speaker, Mike Gelskey, Jr., as he shares best practices to avoid damages.
Register now and learn how to utilize best...
Wear Pads for slings is terminology from the past, although many still refer to sling wear pads as such.
Engineered sling protection has come of age and needs to be used correctly during load handling activities to prevent death, serious injury and/or property damage. There are two basic forms of sling damage that responsible riggers need to address, damage from cutting and damage from abrasion. While both cutting and abrasion can both cause sling damage, the steps taken to mitigate damage from...
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has now issued the 2018 version of the B30.9 Sling Safety Consensus Standard. The 2018 revision of the previous 2014 version has some very notable additions and changes.
In Chapter 9-0 which contains scope, definitions and personnel competence, new language regarding minimum requirements for riggers assigned to load handling activities have now been added in Section 9-0.4. Riggers involved in load handling activities must ensure the weight of the loa...
We have worked with many of you over the years to make a difference in the lives of those you are tasked with protecting. Most recently we worked with US DOE representatives to assist in developing some of the information contained in the recently released, “Engineered Sling Protection”, OE-3: 2018-03. The Operating Experience Level 3 issued by Mr. Josh Silverman, Director – Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security addresses many important considerations and certainly highlights the si...
Accident Prevention Through Education
Thirty-seven years ago, long before training was fashionable I began training sling users and inspectors. I would travel anywhere at my own expense and on occasion, work around the clock with the goal of enabling men and women to perform their job tasks more safely. Our motto and mission has always been, “Accident Prevention Through Education”.
We are passionate about training and we know we have a sacred duty to instill a quest for excellence in our stude...
The Lift-it family mourns the loss of Edna May Quintero.
Edna was born July 5, 1927 in East Los Angeles, CA and married the love of her life, Peter Quintero during the tumultuous years of WWII. During the following years they were blest with three children: Robert, Michael and Yolanda.
Edna was one of the four original, Lift-It employees with a 39 year career in the synthetic sling fabrication. Michael J. Gelskey, Sr., CEO and Founder remarked, “Edna was an invaluable part of our company for ...
Four Benefits of drum handling slings:
1) Better load control via positive drum engagement
2) Less damage to drums and/or contents
3) Ability to keep drums to a minimum height during transport
4) The ease of efficient drum handling.
Four Risks when handling drums:
1) Non-positive drum engagement:
Placing drums on top of forklift tongs or “grappling” drums under the rim does
not provide for positive engagement and/or control of the drum.
2) Handling partially filled drums:
Lift-It Manufacturing Company, Inc. is the West Coast Warehouse for Miller Lifting Products.
The same service that you have come to expect from Lift-It is now available for Miller Lifting Products, the most respected swivel, block and overhaul ball manufacturer in our industry.
Call today and your swivels are on the way....
Why shovel snow when you could attend not just the AWEA O&M and Safety Conference, BUT the pre-conference activities in San Diego, California?
The AWEA Operations & Maintenance and Safety Conference is scheduled for
Feb. 27- March 1 , 2017. The wind industry will come together to recognize unique challenges and identify solutions in improving operations, maintenance and safety.
Consider extending your tour of duty by enrolling in the AWEA O&M and Safety
Pre-Conference which features Sling an...
The Lift-it family mourns the loss of our brother, Wolfgang W. Kiel.
Wolfgang was born May 5, 1949 in Samoa and married the love of his life, Sao Keil on 10-26-1973. Their love produced three sons, Albert, Wolfgang and Shane.
Mr. Keil was one of the four original employees of Lift-It Manufacturing, with a 42 year career in the rigging industry. Michael J. Gelskey, Sr, CEO and Founder, Lift-It Manufacturing Co., Inc., remarked, “Wolfgang sewed hundreds of millions of stiches, each with diligenc...
What type of idiots would spend thousands of hours and tens of thousands of dollars JUST to develop Guides for the proper use of Sling Protection? We, the Lift-It Lunatics would be those idiots.
Some sophisticated organizations and supposedly knowledgeable and reputable sling fabricators just don’t get it! Paper thin, “sling protection” is sold with no warnings. If used properly those specific devices will provide protection from abrasion but WILL NOT prevent damage to slings from cutting.