Premier Supplier of Alabama Safety Products
Do you need safety products for lifting, rigging or fall protection? Certex USA is a premier provider of safety products to industries such as utilities, mining, oil, construction and aerospace. We have three locations in Alabama – Birmingham, Mobile and Muscle Shoals – and 34 locations across the U.S.
Our Birmingham branch, located at 248A Oxmoor Court, opened over 45 years ago and has a team of 10 dedicated safety professional ready to help with your project.
We carry a wide variety of lifting and rigging products including wire and synthetic rope.
Wire rope is made up of all independent parts – wires, strands and cores – that continuously interact with each other during service. Wire rope engineers design those parts in differing steel grades, finishes and a variety of constructions to attain the best balance of strength, abrasion resistance, crush resistance, bending fatigue resistance and corrosion resistance for each application.
You’ll find a variety of wire rope constructions and capacities at Certex. From small diameter GAC wire ropes to large high-performance ropes, you will discover that there isn’t just one type of wire rope that’s perfect for every job.
If you need something lighter than wire rope, we specialize in AmSteel®-Blue and Stable Braid. AmSteel®-Blue is a torque-free, 12-strand single braid that yields the maximum in strength-to-weight ratio and, size-for-size, is the same strength as steel—yet it floats. AmSteel®-Blue is a proven cost-saving replacement for wire rope in key applications where strength, weight and safety are important.
Different slings have different purposes, and you can count on the Certex team to select the right product for your job. Wire slings are more robust and durable than nylon slings and have higher temperature limits. Wire mesh slings are used in industries where loads can be abrasive or tend to cut web slings. On the other hand, web slings will not damage or scratch the surfaces of your products being lifted.
Our Birmingham location specializes in mechanical and welded chain slings. You’ll find a full line of quality single, double, triple and quadruple chain slings for all your lifting needs. We also carry three-point suspension, Steady-Lift magnet chains, and chain sling fittings.
Fall Protection Equipment & Training
Certex Birmingham provides an extensive inventory of fall protection equipment. For example, we specialize in vertical, horizontal and overhead lifeline systems. Our equipment comes from top manufacturers like 3M, Climbtech and Latchways Fall Protection. Our staff is experienced in fall protection and can conduct training right on your job site.
You also have the option to send your team to our Tucson AZ or Bakersfield CA branches where we have two of the country’s best Fall Protection and Rescue Training facilities. There your team will participate in immersive learning with 8 hours of hand-on experience working with equipment from over 20 different manufacturers. The modern, climate-controlled environment creates ideal surroundings and every course meets or exceeds applicable ANSI Z359, OSHA Sub Part M, CSA and manufacturers requirements.
We focus our course offerings to enhance your safety culture through unbiased overview and exposure to all manufacturers equipment. We have a two-day course for fall-protection competent person (which includes equipment inspector training), an authorized user course, equipment inspector course and competent person refresher.
Proper training increases profitability and productivity for your company, and we can create courses specific to your needs. We also provide expert consulting and hazard analysis.
Serving Alabama Industry for over 45 Years
Certex has been serving Alabama’s companies for over 45 years – from drilling, manufacturing, steel and more. Companies including AM/NS Calvert, Oceaneering, Outokumpu, Huntington Ingalls and Austal USA turn to Certex when they need safety supplies or training.
Contact Certex Birmingham for Your Company’s Safety Needs
You’ll find a dedicated team on hand, waiting to help you meet your safety needs. Reach out to discuss your budget, the type of rigging equipment, lifting products, hand tools, safety supplies, and training your company needs to get the job done.