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Posted: 05/10/2020 18:40:37
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On a trip yesterday, we spent a bit of time trying to figure out what the best colour slings are for underground use.

So, what do y’all think?

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Posted: 05/10/2020 18:56:01
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Same as for surface, red/orange to get noticed, brown/camo for sneaky reconnaissance.Big Grin IP: 86.183.245.144
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Posted: 05/10/2020 19:55:04
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Super bright colours neon yellow pink all depends what sourt of mines you do all the tim,e if their going to get coverd in red mud from fod then you would want something that will stand out in the red mud

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Posted: 05/10/2020 20:49:12
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The folk I was out with yesterday appeared to possess a good range of mud coloured slings in various sizes and shades...

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Posted: 05/10/2020 21:37:52
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I had a green one thrust into my hand to use yesterday and was extremely dubious about it. It was the first time I'd ever used a green one - always avoided them after the various reported incidents involving them.
However, it performed admirably, wrapping around a piece of rail with ease & both ends meeting up perfectly for insertion of the Karabiner (orange)Confused
Next time though I'll take my own blue ones.
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Posted: 05/10/2020 22:20:06
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Heb wrote:

I had a green one thrust into my hand to use yesterday and was extremely dubious about it. It was the first time I'd ever used a green one - always avoided them after the various reported incidents involving them.
However, it performed admirably, wrapping around a piece of rail with ease & both ends meeting up perfectly for insertion of the Karabiner (orange)Confused
Next time though I'll take my own blue ones.


Orange karabiner!
You like to live dangerously, white helmets have been known to fail.

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Posted: 05/10/2020 22:55:01
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Orange karabiner!
You like to live dangerously, white helmets have been known to fail.


I know Roy, but having free-climbed the rise I was already at the top, so wasn't too bothered!!! Now if i'd have been one of the poor unfortunates still at the bottom, knowing that they had to ascend a pitch (a)rigged by me with (b)a green sling & (c)an orange krab, i'd have been saying a prayer to the great mucky mine god.

Don't get me started with helmet colours, they aren't colour-coded for nothing. Unfortunately the helmet makers see fit to hide this colour information in the depths of the small print. Anyone with a white one should read their PPE safety label carefully! Give me a bomb-proof red helmet every time.
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Posted: 06/10/2020 08:10:53
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Heb wrote:

royfellows wrote:


Orange karabiner!
You like to live dangerously, white helmets have been known to fail.


I know Roy, but having free-climbed the rise I was already at the top, so wasn't too bothered!!! Now if i'd have been one of the poor unfortunates still at the bottom, knowing that they had to ascend a pitch (a)rigged by me with (b)a green sling & (c)an orange krab, i'd have been saying a prayer to the great mucky mine god.

Don't get me started with helmet colours, they aren't colour-coded for nothing. Unfortunately the helmet makers see fit to hide this colour information in the depths of the small print. Anyone with a white one should read their PPE safety label carefully! Give me a bomb-proof red helmet every time.


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Well yes. I do have a blue one, but wouldn't even think of wearing it for SRT. Even started referring to my red ones as my "SRT Helmets".

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Posted: 06/10/2020 08:15:30
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https://www.protecdirect.co.uk/Protec-PPE-Blog/Hard-hat-colour-code~ba~HardHatColourBlogPost

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Posted: 06/10/2020 09:11:14
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Heb wrote:



Don't get me started with helmet colours, they aren't colour-coded for nothing. Unfortunately the helmet makers see fit to hide this colour information in the depths of the small print. Anyone with a white one should read their PPE safety label carefully! Give me a bomb-proof red helmet every time.




Sorry, going Off Topic but....what is the difference between hard hat colours??



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Posted: 06/10/2020 09:12:53
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Just designates who is who. Doesn't affect strength. Read the link I posted

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Posted: 06/10/2020 09:32:05
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That’s on a building site isn’t it ? As in slingers for cranes foreman etc ? I worked for kier was similar their but no one listened only the agents as they like to strut their power around

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Posted: 06/10/2020 09:38:54
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Just designates who is who. Doesn't affect strength. Read the link I posted


Yeah I read it, understood it, no problems there.

Just wondering what HEB was alluding too.
No difference in strength or performance in the different colours Thumbs Up



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….only the agents as they like to strut their power around



Hey watch it; I'm an Agent for a civils and ground engineering company. I 'strut my power around' as you say and for good reason; there can only ever be one person in charge of anything in life and on my site its me. Laugh

Having said that, you'll never work for a better man than me Smartass



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Posted: 06/10/2020 09:52:05
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Down and beyond wrote:



….only the agents as they like to strut their power around



Hey watch it; I'm an Agent for a civils and ground engineering company. I 'strut my power around' as you say and for good reason; there can only ever be one person in charge of anything in life and on my site its me. Laugh

Having said that, you'll never work for a better man than me Smartass




So what colour do you wear Surrender

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Posted: 06/10/2020 10:19:10
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I remember an argument on site when I worked as workshop manager over some long forgotten minor issue. Our rather pompous and somewhat unpopular site supervisor, Bob, overruled me by bellowing "I'M THE ONE WITH THE WHITE HAT" of course my whole crew dissolved into sniggers and henceforth whenever asked a question of any nature, however insignificant, if Bob was in sight would point at him and say "dunno - he's the one with the white hat...." IP: 195.171.131.2
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Posted: 06/10/2020 10:55:36
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should've all chipped in and bought him a purple one Wink

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Just wondering what HEB was alluding too.



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royfellows wrote:

sinker wrote:



Just wondering what HEB was alluding too.



T.T.P.



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