A RECYCLED plastic cribbing system being launched by Cribbing and Matting Co throughout the Asia-Pacific is consistent with Australian standards, the company says.

Cribbing and Matting said the lightweight, splinter-free, non-absorbent and environmentally sustainable Dura Crib ranges of blocking and cribbing products have been engineered for maximum durability and tested under the guidance of AS1170 to ensure optimum safety and risk management when stabilising heavy loads.

Cribbing and Matting managing director Tony Brooks said the group believed this was a first for high-performance plastic cribbing as well as being a major safety benefit.

“Unlike other cribbing or blocking products, the Dura Crib range has a published working load limit so users can safely and confidently use do their jobs without the worry of wondering if their blocking system is up to the job,” he said.

The company said “within the Dura Crib range there are blocks suitable for supporting weights of up to 110,000 kilograms with a choice of high visibility yellow or ultra-strength black.”

Both models feature a “globally proven, consistent and repeatable formulation and a 50-year warranty against splitting, rotting, absorption, termites and mold.”

The Dura Crib range was developed to replace older, weaker wood cribbing systems with issues of cracking and varying and unpredictable load-bearing capabilities.

“The use of wooden cribbing is declining in many industries throughout Australasia and South-East Asia,” Mr Brooks said.

“Not only is wood impossible to authenticate for Working Load Limit, but also wooden cribbing requires ongoing replacement involving extensive handling, consumption and disposal of a finite resource,” he said.

“Dura Crib provides an engineered and easily handled system and is the fastest way to stabilise loads, including machinery and vehicles ranging from cars to heavy trucks.”

“By ensuring stability quickly and easily in all industrial situations, it saves time and money and protects workers,” he said.