Cribbing and Matting Co has introduced a new generation
of recycled plastic cribbing systems that meet compliance requirements when
stabilising heavy loads.
To be available throughout the Asia-Pacific, the new Dura
Crib blocking and cribbing products from the Cribbing and Matting Co are lightweight,
splinter-free, non-absorbent and environmentally sustainable. The Dura Crib
range has been engineered for maximum durability and tested under the guidance
of AS1170 to ensure optimum safety and risk management when stabilising heavy
Observing that the compliance is a first for
high-performance plastic cribbing products, Cribbing and Matting Co Managing
Director Mr Tony Brooks explains that the Dura Crib range, unlike other
cribbing or blocking products, has a published Working Load Limit, enabling users
to safely and confidently do their jobs without worrying about the safety or
capacity of their blocking system.
By setting a new benchmark of quality, high
performance and consistency of supply, Dura Crib blocking and cribbing products
are able to provide the safety assurance and risk management sought by industries
dealing with heavy loads, such as mining and energy, oil and gas, construction
and building, rescue and recovery, food processing, manufacturing and materials
handling, industrial maintenance and safety, road and rail transport, ports and
shipping, and water, wastewater and infrastructure.
The Dura Crib range offers blocks suitable for
supporting weights of up to 110,000kg in a choice of high visibility yellow or
ultra-strength black. The high-visibility safety yellow block has a Working
Load Limit of 36kg/cm² at 25°C; and the ultra-strength optimum performance
black has a Working Load Limit of 60kg/cm² at 25°C. Both blocks come with a
50-year warranty against splitting, rotting, absorption, termites and mould.
The lightweight, splinter-free, high performance Dura
Crib range was developed to replace older and weaker wooden cribbing systems that
not only faced constant cracking but also came with varying and unpredictable
According to Mr Brooks, many industries throughout
Australasia and South-East Asia have reduced their use of wooden cribbing. Wood
is difficult to authenticate for Working Load Limit, and wooden cribbing
requires ongoing replacement involving extensive handling, consumption and
disposal of a finite resource.
He adds that wooden cribbing systems not only cause wastage
of scarce hardwoods, but also create disposal problems with tons of wooden
cribbing that soak up oil, chemicals and hazardous waste products from
worksites. Disposing them in landfill is not an option since the hazardous
substances in the waste wood can find their way into the water tables of rural
and urban communities.
Extensively proven under some of the world’s toughest
safety regimes in the United States of America, Dura Crib is a complete system
of integrated products that can be combined to provide comprehensive solutions for
specific applications across a wide range of industries.
Key benefits of Dura Crib’s re-engineered plastic
cribbing and blocking systems include Working Load Limit specified for safety during
use; splinter-free product eliminating risk of injury; robust design with
ultra-strength black range stronger than oak with high stability and
repeatability; 100 per cent recycled plastic construction for optimum
durability and environmental sustainability; resistance to gas, oil, chemicals
and organic substances such as blood; laboratory tested, with consistent
repeatable formulation and performance; and suitable for both active cribbing,
where a person is working nearby, as well as passive cribbing, where cribbing
is used to keep material off the ground to allow forklift operation.
A truly durable and sustainable system, Dura Crib provides
an engineered and easily handled system to quickly stabilise heavy loads
including machinery and vehicles ranging from cars to trucks, saving time and
money for the company, and protecting their workers.