Let me give thanks to the people that took the time out of their busy schedules to attend the open house at Consolidated Rigging a few weeks back. This has been the first Open house that we have had in several years. There was an electric attitude and excitement surrounding the 2013 Ergonomic Lifting expose. We at Consolidated were pumped and excited about the new manufacturer lines and services that we now offer we had to spread the good news.
Many of you know Consolidated Rigging for excellence in heavy marine applications, heavy lift sling manufacturing and of course the service and testing that we have been honored to serve the State of Florida and beyond for well over 45 years. We take pride in our partnerships and our phenomenal clients. With out you our clients we would merely be an average rigging shop. Over the years you have challenged us and we have learned from you.
We had a great turn out but we understand many of you could not make the trip or fit it into your schedule but that is ok. We know if you could have made it you would have.
We did however have a full day of show and tell and a reintroduction into our revamped product and service offer. The monumental improvements have been the addition of the fall protection solutions that we now offer. Being out in the field and in front of people who require and use fall protection, we know the basics are readily available. Consolidated Rigging over the years have always carried a limited selection of fall protection for the casual last minute rigging customer that may have realized they needed a harness. The industry has made major changes in fall protection requirements as most of you know. If you don’t know you will as soon as your friendly neighborhood OSHA inspector moseys onto your jobsite. The general industry rules have rapidly changed and the efforts of enforcement have ramped up considerably. For this reason Consolidated Rigging has made a conscience effort to upgrade our solution offers. Anyone can offer a harness and lanyard out of a catalog. There are catalog offers from companies that sell gas and body bags. Not making the connection. But I think that speaks to the value placed upon fall protection in the industry. For many the attitude is an aggravating necessity that the “safety director” is making them wear and they don’t want to be bothered by the “stupid” harness anyway. I heard some say, “It makes me lose my balance” or “its just one more thing the Guvament is trying to control us with.”
Well that is all well and good but the reality is that we are in a place where the mandate is in place to protect workers from dying on jobsites. It may be over-reaching to some but the facts are the facts. We have taken the necessary steps to offer our clients real life solutions to real life hazards. If you need training, we constructed a 15 foot tower where Jim can train on the proper “donning” and fit check of the harness. Improper use and fitting of a fall protection harness can be just as dangerous as not wearing one at all. If you need confined space training we have you covered as well. Mounted on top of the tower is a confined space retrieval winch to assist necessary personnel on how to respond in an emergency if a worker is trapped in a confined space. Do you have a site-specific rescue plan in place? Well if not one is required for all jobsites and dialing 911 is no longer an acceptable rescue plan. The rescue units are quite possibly equipped to do a mid air rescue. Take a minute to watch the video below just click below
Pretty sobering video! If you are looking for real solutions to real work place problems just give us a call and get a free site survey. Jim can help you with a site-specific rescue plan, fit check workers and advise on a proper fall protection plan to keep workers safe and secure.
We really enjoyed seeing all those of you who were able to attend the open house and see all of our new offers and toys. If you have not been by in awhile or ever at all stop on in any time and we can show you the training facility and demonstrate the other cool lifting solutions.
Hope to see you soon
John E. Raulerson