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SlingRakz simplifies the storage and handling of lifting and rigging equipment

Lifting and rigging gear can be heavy and awkward to handle and store. The SlingRakz range of storage and handling solutions for lifting and rigging products has been developed in response to a changing working environment.

Anyone who has worked for just a few years in the lifting industry will have encountered the Aladdin’s cave of storage areas where products have been dumped rather than stored amid a confusing and vast array of obscure equipment. Not only is this an inadvisable way to house what are essentially pieces of safety equipment, it is difficult to lift and handle as well as hard to assess the condition of the gear.

Modern health and safety regulations makes it inadvisable to manually haul and drag heavy chains, slings and equipment around the workshop. A changing demographic in the workplace may require that equipment is easier to handle by different people of different ages and sexes. Efficient equipment management and testing protocols are important for traceability and safety.

The SlingRakz range of professionally designed racking, storage and safe handling products and solutions can: minimise manual handling; minimise physical lifting; allow for easier, more orderly storage and reduce manpower requirements.

“Our aim is to develop products that will make lifting equipment easier to handle and create orderly storage solutions” Gus Pugliese – Manager of SlingRakz in Australia.

“When you walk into a business that doesn’t have an organised area for their lifting and rigging gear, it’s a good feeling when our SlingRakz products transform this important part of an operation into something that is easily managed and maintained”.

“Also, our Chain Buddies and ChainRaks allow the user to lift directly without the need to lug, drag or straddle heavy chains and wire slings, which eliminates heavy weights putting pressure on the back and shoulders of the user. At the same time, it makes the process of storing the gear more orderly and organised. The demographic of the workforce in the cranes and lifting is changing and it is no longer dominated by 100Kg staunch chaps that can lift 50kg on each arm,” he said.

The products are manufactured in Western Australia and are being distributed by partners in each state in Australia. These include:

WA – The Rigging Shed, Total Lifting, Lifting Gear Hire & Sales

VIC–   Lifting Victoria, Elevate & Alpha Rigging

NSW – On Call Lifting, All-Ways Rigging, Mr Lift IT

QLD – Stenhouse Lifting & All-Rig

NT – Stenhouse Lifting

SA – Schillings Hoisting Equipment & LIFTQUIP Australia

TAS – Webster Lifting.

As well as the ChainBuddy & ChainRak, SlingRakz offer standard and budget style racking and storage. The SlingRakz range includes a range wall mounted, floor or fixed, mobile, pedestal, cages, caddies, and bin options, and special requests can be made to order.

For more information visit www.slingrakz .com

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