What’s the Best Magnet Hook for Keeping Hoses and Cords Organized in Steel Buildings

It’s no secret that the world of construction can be chaotic and unpredictable. One minute you’re working on a project, and the next you’re scrambling to find the tools and materials you need to get the job done. If you work in steel buildings, this can be even more of a challenge. With metal walls and ceilings, it can be tough to keep cords, hoses, and other small items organized.

That’s where magnet hooks come in. By using magnetic hangers and hooks, you can keep everything from cords and hoses to tools and equipment tidy and within reach.

Advantages of Magnetic Cable Hooks include:

  1. Durability

One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a magnet hook is durability. The last thing you want is for the cable hook to break or lose its magnetism after just a few uses. Look for cable & hose hooks made from high-quality materials that are designed to withstand the wear and tear of your job site.

  1. Strength

Another key factor to consider is the strength of the magnet. You want a hook that can securely hold your cords and hoses without slipping or falling off, but also not so strong, it is difficult to move to a new position when required. Look for hooks with strong magnets that are specifically designed for use on metal surfaces like steel buildings. In simple terms the large the cable hanger or hook, the stronger a magnet is required. Magnetic hooks range from clips to hold a single cable, to medium sized hooks that hold 3 – 4 leads and 5kg and through to heavy duty cable hangers that can secure a number of hoses leads and cable and 25kg.

  1. Size and Shape

The size and shape of the magnet hook are also important factors to consider. You want a hook that is large enough to hold your cords and hoses, but not so large that it takes up too much space. Additionally, the shape of the hook should be designed to keep your cords and hoses organized and prevent them from getting tangled.

  1. Versatility

Finally, look for magnet hooks that are versatile and can be used for a variety of tasks. You might want to use the hook to hold tools or equipment, or you may want to use it for other tasks around your job site. The more versatile the hook, the more useful it will be in the long run.

Buy online:  https://www.adeptdirect.com.au/product-category/lead-stands-and-hose-stands

Why Use A Water Resistant Extension Lead Cover for Caravans & RV’s?

Why Weather Resistant, Recreational Vehicle Extension Lead Connectors  Are Important

Weatherproof Covers for extension leads used to power caravans and motor homes are important to prevent water ingress into the electrical plugs.

Whilst, most power leads covers, are virtually waterproof to prevent rain and dew penetrating the electrics, it is not recommended to use them submerged in water.

Caravan extension lead covers also play an important role in preventing the lead and power supply coming apart. Most power lead covers can accommodate standard 10amp 240V extension leads as well as the heavier 15amp leads used to power motor homes and caravans.

What is the best tool to unroll cable off a drum?

What is the best tool to unroll cable off a reel or drum?

There are 2 main tools used to unroll cables and leads from drums:

First is the Cable Drum Stand, consisting of 2 A Frames that support an axle that goes through the centre hole of the drum of cable.  A Frame type cable drum stands are ideal if the timber or plastic flanges of the cable drum are uneven or damaged, as it is the opening, through the centre of cable drum, that supports the cable weight and allows the cable drum, to rotate. Whilst A Frame cable stands are the best tool for unrolling cable off drums where the ground is uneven, they do require a little more time to set up than a roller type cable drum. Most common uses are; cabling on solar farms, cabling on building sites and security gate cable installations.  

Second is the Cable Reel Roller that uses 2 roller bearings to support the flanges of the drum of cable. Cable Drum Rollers are very compact and are ready to use instantly, as they do not require assembly. The steel rollers supporting the flanges of the drum of cable can be varying thicknesses and incorporate light duty, medium duty or heavy duty, roller bearings, depending on the weight of the cable drum, being paid out. For wide cable drums, 2 Cable Reel Rollers can be used together, with one under each flange of the cable reel. Common uses for cable drum rollers includes; installation of telecommunication cables, signalling cables and dispensing cable out of a ute or van.  

Why Use A Cable Drum Roll To Unroll Cable

Why use a Cable Roller to unroll cable?

One of the key reasons to use a cable drum roller to spool out cable and wire is to ensure the cable spools off the drum evenly without twisting and tangling. An unrestrained drum of cable can move and jump unpredictably if an electrician yanks the cable to free more cable, off the drum. Other benefits of using cable drum rollers include increased safety as the drum remains in one place and  as the cable is minimises any damage to the cable that may occur, if the cable becomes tangled. These benefits are multiplied if a number of cables are being installed at the same time. A number of cable drum rollers can be set up parallel to despool different drums of cable.

Cable Clips for Hospital Bed Electrical Leads.

AdeptDirect Magnetic Cable Clips for securing electrical leads on hospital beds.

Innovative Cable Handling experts, Adept Direct, have expanded their range of Magnetic Cable Hangers  to include Magnetic Cable Clips for power leads and cables on hospital beds. The simple and easy to use magnetic cable hanger can “clip up” power cables for electric motors on hospital beds, in any position to prevent them getting jammed or worse, severed when raising, lowering, or moving the bed.

Another power cord that can be caught up in the workings of the hospital bed is the remote control cord. With only 1 or 2 Adept Direct Cable Clips, these electric leads can be safely secured to the side or underneath of the bed. A further advantage is that the risk of a patient tripping or becoming entangled in these electrical  leads is minimised.

Adept Direct cable clips are manufactured from high density plastic so they are hygienic and have minimal crevices to harbour bacteria. The high strength magnet is encapsulated in a zinc coated steel cover and will withstand years of arduous use.

The Cable Clips can be used anywhere where there is a steel surface for the magnet to “stick” to and can safely hold 2 or 3 standard power cables within the one clip.

Air Hose Hanger Bracket

Pneumatic Hose Hanger Bracket                                       

AdeptDirect have a Air Hose Hanger Bracket, for hanging air lines, cables, power leads and pneumatic hoses up out of harm’s way.

The Pneumatic Hose Hanger has a square steel backing plate which combines with the 90° frame to position the insulated skyhook to safely support up to 8 power leads and hoses. The “prongs” or fingers of the skyhook prevent leads or cable from flicking out the hanger bracket.

Designed and made in Australia AdpetDirect Hose Hanger Brackets provide a simple and fast means of minimizing trip hazards by securing hoses along walls and site sheds. These industrial grade heavy duty hose holders have been on used on building sites, mines, and construction areas, across Australia.

Manufactured in an advanced Australian manufacturing facility using cutting edge robotic welding technology, AdeptDirect Pneumatic Hose Hangers are calculated to withstand years of hard use on building sites and in workshops.

There is no excuse for staff or customers tripping on any cables or hoses at your premises or construction site. Minimise your risk by ordering your AdeptDirect Pneumatic Hose Hanger Brackets at: http://www.adeptdirect.com.au/product-category/lead-stands-and-hose-stands


Temporary Cable Hanger Brackets

Tools and equipment that are simple, intuitive and easy to use, form a key element in improving workplace safety. Even the most stringent laws, backed by threats and punishment won’t achieve what simple and logical tools and methodologies used and supported by all staff, can achieve in reducing workplace accidents.

One of the frequent dangers in a workshop environment or on a building site, is trip hazards – cords, hoses, power leads, chain, welding cables, rope, air lines: really anything on the floor or ground that someone can trip over. One of the most practical means of removing all these hazards is to hook the cord, hose and/or cable above head height by using temporary cable hanger brackets.

Adept Temporary Cable Hanging Brackets provide an easy and economical means of hanging power leads, cables and hoses, up off the ground to secure them in an elevated position. These innovative Cable Brackets can be fixed temporarily to any wall, frame or structure, with 2 screws and hold up to 8 power leads or hoses.

These easy-to-install and remove Temporary Lead Hanging Brackets, lift power leads and electrical cables up out of harm’s way – Not only protecting the leads and hoses from damage but also protecting staff from electrical hazards. Finished in a bright “silver” zinc plated finish, these Cable Brackets are designed and assembled in Australia.


Prevent Trips and Falls from Cables and Hoses

Have you ever tripped on a hose or cable? That awful feeling of falling uncontrollably, not knowing where or how you will land?

Or perhaps watched someone else fall flat on their face after tripping over an air hose, cable or power lead?

Not only can a trip or fall be painful and costly to the person concerned, it can have serious financial ramifications for the person and/or the business responsible.

Trips and falls can happen anywhere at any time and the safety of all employees, contractors and site visitors within the workplace is very important.

Statistics indicate that trips, slips and falls account for more than one third of incidents in work environments along with two thirds of LTI’s (Lost Time Injuries) across all industries. It also estimated that the vast majority of slips, trips and falls are preventable.

Simple, easy to use hanger brackets for securing cables or hoses up off the ground, are an integral part of improving work place safety and minimising trip hazards.

Employers and building owners need to invest in educating staff on preventing slip, trip and fall hazards, whilst implementing and ingraining best safety practices within the workplace, as doing so can lead to significant long-term savings for all parties.

Simple Precautions to Prevent Trips and Falls include;

• Remove any rubbish and keep work areas clear.
• Install high friction tape or plates in slippery areas.
• Keep power cables, air hoses and tools out of walkways by using Cable Hangers.
• Install high visibility florescent marking tapes, or barriers around loading docks.
• Clearly define walkways, separate from traffic areas.
• Use magnetic cable hangers to elevate power leads up off steel gantries and catwalks.
• Do not jump on or off loading docks and platforms.
• Ensure that boxes or articles carried do not obstruct your forward vision.
• Always maintain 3 points of contact when climbing or descending ladder platforms or ladders.
• Notify management or your supervisor of any unsafe conditions or conditions that could become unsafe over time.

Keep everyone safe! There is NO excuse for staff or customers tripping on any hoses, leads or cables at your premises or construction site.