Rigging and lifting are very important ingredients of overall comprehensive subject of “Material Handling” which comprises securing the load, arranging for its movement like pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying and shifting from destination A to say B. Binding, securing and preparing it for movement is Rigging, while opposing gravity which pulls the load down is lifting and that is accomplished manually as well as mostly by mechanical means, with or without external power.
Jurong Engineering Limited (JEL) is a recognized leading engineering and construction company based in Singapore, with multifaceted project management capability and a strong diverse workforce of various disciplines and nationalities. We had the privilege of playing hosts to two senior executives from Jurong Engineering Limited (JEL) who took time out from their busy schedules to visit our company premises.
Last week had been very grim for China as devastating chemical explosions occurred at the warehouse facilities of Tianjin raising apocalyptic fireballs into the sky. Tianjin Dongjiang Port Rui Hai International Logistics is the company that owned the warehouse.
We all remember the iconic image of 11 workers sitting on a beam, 69 floors high of an under construction Empire State Building in 1931. We remember that image for many different reasons, mostly positive but from a safety perspective, we remember it for one thing and one thing only i.e. how unsafe the work practices used to be. Not just that, but safety wizards have been using that image as what ‘NOT TO DO’ at work in their safety seminars and trainings.