Cribbing and Matting Co. Pty Ltd has introduced a new
generation of recycled plastic cribbing systems engineered for maximum
durability and safety.
The Dura Crib ranges of blocking and cribbing
products featuring lightweight, splinter-free, non-absorbent and
environmentally sustainable characteristics have been tested to AS1170 standards
to ensure optimum safety and risk management when stabilising heavy loads.
Cribbing and Matting Co Pty Ltd Managing Director Mr
Tony Brooks explains that the products’ Australian Standards compliance is a
first for high-performance plastic cribbing and a major safety benefit for
industries. Unlike other cribbing or blocking products, the Dura Crib range has
a published Working Load Limit, giving users the confidence that they can safely
and confidently do their jobs without worrying about the capacity of their
Dura Crib provides an engineered solution for
stabilising loads, including machinery and vehicles ranging from cars to heavy
trucks. By ensuring stability quickly and easily in all industrial situations, the
cribbing system saves time and money and protects workers.
The Dura Crib range sets a new benchmark of quality,
high performance and consistency of supply widely sought by safety-conscious
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 block types feature a
globally proven, consistent and repeatable formulation with a 50-year warranty
against splitting, rotting, absorption, termites and mould.
The lightweight, splinter-free, high performance Dura
Crib range of recycled plastic cribbing systems was developed to replace older,
weaker wood cribbing systems that were subject to constant cracking and had unpredictable
According to Mr Brooks, wooden cribbing is facing a
decline in many industries throughout Australasia and South-East Asia for
several reasons. Wood is impossible to authenticate for Working Load Limit, while
wooden cribbing requires ongoing replacement involving extensive handling, consumption
and disposal of a finite resource. In addition to wastage of scarce hardwoods, there
are disposal problems with tons of wooden cribbing that soak up oil, chemicals
and hazardous waste products during maintenance and fabrication, and on worksites.
He added that the hazardous substances contained in waste wood cannot be dumped
into landfill, where they can find their way into the water tables of rural and
Proven under some of the world’s toughest safety
regimes in the United States of America, Dura Crib blocking and cribbing
products offer complete solutions and continuity of supply for particular
applications. Dura Crib is a complete system of integrated products that can be
combined to provide comprehensive solutions 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.