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Safety Alert: always check your gear!

Richard Tregoweth - Monday, August 23, 2010

Just in from Thane Young at the Department of Labour. If you have recently purchased carabiners from SpanSet it would pay to give them a thorough check over. SpanSet are a UK based company, but the product is distributed in Australia (and New Zealand) through SpanSet Australia.

The SpanSet 30kN carabiner, pictured below, failed under a minimal load of 150kg. The carabiner was being used on the Yarwun 2 Project in Gladstone, Queensland, Australia on 20 July, 2010. It was part of a batch of 60 recently purchased and first used on 10 July.

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