Harken Industrial

Harken Industrial Part 3: Marine to Industrial Rigging and Rope Access… Who is Elevated Safety?

Mid way through the 2018 season, there was a shift in the industrial rigging arena.  I saw this coming years ago, but quite wasn’t sure as to how the blending of Harken into the rope access and rescue space would happen; this was 2010. It was to come through the open-door of Elevated Safety.  Now …

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Harken Industrial Part 2: I See The Future Of Rigging Coming Through Pewaukee, Wisconsin

So, I’m over here at Harken Industrial, in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, to come out and take a look at what Harken does. I’m Lance Piatt, I’m owner, founder, and CEO of Rigging Lab Academy. I’ve been in the industry pushing 25 years plus. There has been very little in the way of changes, in terms of …

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A Shout Out To Many Who Have Stood By Us Through Thick And Thin: Vision Is Always Within Your Grasp

Most people, at the end of each year, stand back and reflect on what was, what is and what should have been. An epoch season and epic events both apply to myself, our company and those around us. To date, we have produced somewhere between 600 and 700 technical rigging and rescue videos and has …

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Industrial Skate Block Trackline System Lower Section (Part 2)

Now we’re down at the bottom end. As I said at the top, we’ve got our red track line and we’ve got our blue skate block. The attachments here, we’ve got a pulley on the track line. Also on the track line we have a mobile fall arrester, a Petzl ASAP. That means worst case, …

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A Quick Look at a Tower Rescue Tracking Skate Block (Hybrid) System

Earlier in 2018, we had a great time hanging out with the Elevated Safety crew to learn more about (and film) Tower Rescue and what Technicians need to understand.  The result is an amazing course focused primarily on Offset techniques.  This is an excerpt from that course… Tower Rescue Technician. A quick look at a …

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Winch Power, Artificial High Directionals and Human Curiosity

We have been saying for years… “it doesn’t take 6 people to do a rescue”.  Really!  Two strong, smart and logical riggers (certainly no more than three) can do a raise and lower from just about any place. I think over the years, a near sided perspective and a lack of vision has kept thousands …

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