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Welcome to our blog! Browse through our blog for photos of our gear in use, client feedback, tips and advise as well as the the latest news on lifting equipment, lashing equipment & tie downs, lifting slings & 4x4 recovery equipment.

Comparison tables for ELASTO Safety Harness and Rhino Safety Harness

Date: 
26th March 2013

Not sure which harness is best suited for your Fall Protection requirements? The two tables below outline the different features between the ELASTO and RHINO harness ranges. Feel free to call us for more info!

How to install an Anchorage Hook

Date: 
21st March 2013

Anchorage hooks are designed to attach to a secure point (eg scaffolding, railings, angle iron etc) which is suitable for fall arrest. An anchorage hook is easy to install, as shown by the photos below by slipping the large opening over the approved structure.

Dangers of Suspension Trauma

Date: 
5th March 2013

According to Wikipedia, Suspension Trauma can be defined as:

Steps to follow when using a Suspension Relief Strap

Date: 
5th March 2013

Should a fall occur with the wearer suspended in the safety harness, suspension trauma (orthostatic shock) may occur. Suspension trauma, also known as harness hang syndrome (HHS), is caused by blood collecting in the wearer's legs while suspended in the harness. Blood flow is restricted to the brain and may cause the wearer to faint. If the wearer is not rescued quickly, this may result in death or injury as the brain does not receive the oxygen it requires.

Extension Band for Rhino Full Body Harnesses

Date: 
28th February 2013

A unique optional extension band can be added to the safety harnesses in the Rhino Full Body Harness Range.

The extension band is made of a 30cm length of webbing and is attached to the Dorsal D-Ring.d-ring attached to extension band

 

Celebrating Valentine's Day at Special Industrial Supplies

Date: 
15th February 2013

We took some time out this afternoon at Special Industrial Supplies to celebrate Valentines Day. All our staff went home with a rose or three!

Valentine's Day Celebration

Tip from one of our customers who is a tidy camper!

Date: 
6th February 2013

Handy tip from one of our customers:

"As you know tents, pegs and ropes can become quite a messy business. After camping for a weekend its fairly easy just to chuck all these mentioned items into a bag an "wola" it’s the end of it.

In the pic you can clearly see the two black bags, containing the tent and side awnings. It not only appears neat and organized, but also contributes to the life of the tent.

RUD expanding in South Africa in partnership with Special Industrial Supplies

Date: 
1st February 2013

Special Industrial Supplies was recently mentioned in a RUD press release. The German copy of the press release is attached as a PDF below and can be loosely translated into English as:

"By bringing Special Industrial Supplies on board as a distributor, we will strengthen and expand our market in South Africa.

We remained stuck to the ground – thanks to your SECURETECH storm straps!

Date: 
23rd January 2013

Here are some pictures from Andre Janse van Rensburg taken over the holidays:

"Our campsite was right in front with the beach on our doorstep. We had the best view in town and took the full force of the wind from either side. We remained stuck to the ground – thanks to your SECURETECH windstraps".

Storm Strap

Versatile Cargo Nets

Date: 
2nd January 2012

SECURETECH manufactures high quality cargo nets in different sizes and with different size meshes. The nets are made of UV treated, high-tensile polyethylene braid to ensure that your load stays in place!

The cargo nets are idea for securing a load on a roof rack, back of a bakkie or trailer. The cargo nets come with different attachments including heavy duty rings, hightech lightweight duckbill with teeth moulded in nylon or heavy duty die-cast cam buckle system.