There are a million good reasons to make sure you stay as safe as possible around heavy loads and here are 10 good reasons why you should choose Turtle HDPE cribbing and supports to reinforce lifted objects in all kinds of applications including rescue and industrial settings.

High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is a thermoplastic polymer that is widely known for its strength and high-impact resistance. Using high-density plastic cribbing to support heavy loads offers many advantages over traditional support materials like wood or metal.

  1. Strength and Durability: HDPE cribbing is engineered to withstand heavy loads without deforming or collapsing, providing reliable support over time.
  2. Lightweight: HDPE cribbing is significantly lighter than alternatives like wood or metal, making it easier to transport and handle.
  3. Chemical Resistance: HDPE cribbing is resistant to a wide range of chemicals, oils, and solvents, making it suitable for use in diverse industrial environments and road crash rescue scenarios.
  4. Moisture Resistance: Unlike wood, HDPE cribbing does not absorb moisture, preventing swelling, warping, or decay, especially in humid or wet conditions.
  5. Non-Conductive: HDPE cribbing does not conduct electricity, reducing the risk of electrical hazards when supporting loads in environments with live electrical equipment.
  6. Dimensional Stability: HDPE cribbing maintains its shape and size under heavy loads, ensuring consistent support and minimising the risk of shifting or settling.
  7. Handling Safety: HDPE cribbing is non-splintering and free from protruding nails or sharp edges, reducing the risk of injuries during handling or use.
  8. Reusable and Recyclable: HDPE cribbing can be reused multiple times and is recyclable at the end of its life, contributing the environmental sustainability.
  9. Load Rating: Turtle HDPE cribbing is load tested and clearly marked with load ratings – unlike that plank of wood over there… or some other kind of cribbing.
  10. Cost-Effective: While the initial cost of HDPE cribbing might be a little bit higher than using some other kind of material; its durability, reusability, and low maintenance requirements can lead to long-term cost savings over the life of the material.

…and after all, can you really ever put a price on safety?

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