A gantry crane is a fantastic piece of equipment that allows you to lift heavy goods in confined spaces, such as rooftops or lift shafts. For most people, a gantry crane is not a machine that will be used every day; it may only be needed for certain jobs. That’s why we allow you to rent a gantry crane for however long you need it to get your tasks done.

Our gantry cranes are not only robust but also lightweight and easy to transport, so you can easily manoeuvre them around your work site. We have a range of gantry cranes so that you can rent one that best suits your requirements. Each crane has its own height and weight limit, allowing you to be sure it can handle the item that needs lifting – we strongly recommend you look into these specifications before you rent a gantry crane.

We have a wide range of gantry cranes that are capable of different weight and height limits, Here’s some examples of the style of crane we have available to rent:

 

Portable & Adjustable Gantry Crane

portable gantry crane
This type of gantry crane makes a fantastic addition to any workshop or garage environment where level lifting is important. Easy to transport and to assemble, renting this crane will make quick work of your lifting job.

 

Builders Gantry & Electric Hoist

builders gantry crane hoist
This crane is easy to erect and to transport. The ballast containers are for efficient counterbalance and support while under load. This combination makes it an ideal piece of equipment for cantilever lifts on buildings.

 

Aluminium Adjustable A Frame Gantry

heavy duty gantry crane
Our heavy duty cranes, capable of lifting loads up to 3000kg. This fully modular portable device allows you to manoeuvre it around whatever site it is needed in. Perfect for lifting heavy goods in those tight spaces!

If you’re still undecided about which piece of equipment you need, or how to rent a gantry crane please feel free to contact our team. Our friendly experts are more than happy to advise so give us a call on, 0808 123 69 69.

Here at SafetyLiftinGear, we want to make sure your move is as painless as possible, so we've got a brand new range of furniture dollies just for you! Cost-effective and durable, these wooden dolly trolleys and the ideal solution for moving items from your home, office or workshop. 

So, here's a closer look at what we have to offer. 

150kg Home Furniture Appliance Roller Level

150kg Home Furniture Appliance Roller Level

This 150kg Home Furniture Appliance Roller Level is simple to use and slots directly underneath the load you are looking to move. It is ideal for moving furniture or appliances around the office or home, so will be the helping hand you need when struggling to move heavy loads. 

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200kg MDF Wooden Dolly Trolley with Anti-Slip Mat

200kg MDF Wooden Dolly Trolley with Anti-Slip Mat

Fitted with an anti-slip mat, this 200kg MDF Wooden Doly Trolley will transport your items around the office, home or workshop with ease. Fitted with 4x pads in each corner, this wooden dolly trolley has extra support when carrying items up to 200kg also, making it fit for the job. 

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5pc Lift and Roll Appliance Furniture Moving Kit

5pc Lift & Roll Appliance Furniture Moving Kit

In this handy furniture moving kit, we have everything you could need when it comes to moving items up to 150kg. It comprises of 1 Heavy Duty Handle with a rubber grip and 4 8-wheel skates to slot beneath the load with swiveling tops to balance the load as effectively as possible.

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Different Shaped Wooden Dolly Trolleys

 

Different Shaped Wooden Dolly Trolleys 

Our new range of furniture moving equipment includes different shaped wooden dolly trolleys to suit all moving operations. Our triangular wooden dolly trolley is ideal for slotting underneath the corners of big loads, like printers or furniture. Our circular wooden trolleys are ideal for moving items like chairs and bedside tables, and our rectangular wooden dolly trolley is multi-purpose with the ability to lift up to 400kg.

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To browse the full range of new Furniture Moving Equipment and Wooden Dolly Trolleys, simply click here. Or if you have a question, feel free to get in touch today. 

Bow Shackle

A Bow Shackle is an 'O' shaped metal link which is closed by a bolt. Similar to an Anchor Shackle, the rounded design of both shackles allows Bow Shackles to take loads from many directions without developing a side load. When compared to a Chain Shackle, the more rounded shape of the Bow Shackle means they can also handle a thicker strap with ease. 

What is a Bow Shackle used for? 

A shackle consists of a body and a bolt which can be used to link to other items. They are primarily used to link different equipment together in rigging systems as they can be removed and attached easily. 

Bow Shackles can also be used to recover vehicles as they can cater to most vehicle weights available. Many off-roaders will take Bow Shackles in their vehicle recovery kit when driving over rough terrain in order to cover all bases. The Bow Shackle works well for this because it offers more space in its rounded body for chains and straps which will be used to recover vehicles. 

How to use a Bow Shackle

Before using a Bow Shackle, be sure to take notes of these rules on how to use a Bow Shackle. 

  • Connect a Bow Shackle to a sling, rope or a load by slotting the bow around the item and securing it with the pin. 
  • When attaching a Bow Shackle to a sling, always attach the slings to the bow in order to not damage the pin. 
  • If using a Bow Shackle with a wire rope, be sure the wire rope is always smaller or equal to the diameter of the Bow Shackle. 
  • Make sure your Bow Shackle is not left in excessively high or low temperatures as this can damage the shackle. 

Here at SafetyLiftinGear, we stock a wide range of Bow Shackles with up to 85Tonne Capacity. To find out more just click here. If you have any enquiries, please don't hesitate to get in touch or call us on 0808 123 69 69. 

A pallet truck (also known as a pump truck or pallet jack) is a wheeled trolley designed to lift and transport pallets. The truck's tapered forks slot underneath the pallet and the pump handle can then be used to raise and lower the load.

Pallet Truck

Pallet trucks are commonly seen in warehouses, stockrooms, and other environments where wooden pallets are frequently used. There are many different types of pallet truck available to suit all sorts of different requirements, including:

  • Rough terrain pallet trucks
  • High lift pallet trucks
  • Low profile pallet trucks
  • Mini pallet trucks
  • Extra long / extra wide pallet trucks
  • Galvanised pallet trucks
  • Pallet trucks with built-in weighing scales
  • Electric / powered pallet trucks

All of these and more are available to buy or hire from SafetyLiftinGear - click here to browse our full range of pallet trucks.

How to Use a Pallet Truck

Pallet trucks are designed to be used with standard wooden pallets, like these:

Pallets
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In order to move a load using a pallet truck, you must first place that load on a pallet and secure it using suitable load restraint products (e.g. lashing straps).

Once your load has been restrained, you can maneuver your pallet truck into place, sliding the forks into the gaps provided for this purpose. You can then use the truck's pump-action handle to raise the pallet up off the ground - watch this video to see how that works.

Pallet pump trucks make it easy to move loads around your premises while eliminating many of the risks associated with heavy lifting. Remember, if you need to move pallets across rough terrains, there are special all-terrain pallet trucks available for this purpose.

We offer a full pallet truck maintenance and repair service here at SafetyLiftinGear - click here for details.

If you find yourself working at a height during your job, it is vital that you have a rescue plan in place before you start working. Not only is is a required by the Work at Height Regulations 2005, but it is a crucial part of ensuring the safety of yourself or your workers. 

Falling from a height is one of the largest cause of fatalities in the workplace and by creating a Working at Height Rescue Plan you will be doing all you can to ensure this does not happen. If an accident occurs when working at a height, emergency services may not be able to reach you as quickly as you would like. This is where the Working at Height Rescue Plan will come into place and help you get out of any tricky situations. 

When do you need a Working at Height Rescue Plan?

A Working at Height Rescue Plan is necessary whenever an individual is working at a height which could cause serious injury if fallen from. Examples of this are when a worker is working on a fragile surface they could fall through, they are working on a ladder, they are working on a flat roof or if they could fall into a hole in the ground from where they are working. 

What is required of a Working at Height Rescue Plan? 

The HSE requires that your rescue plan is properly planned, supervised and carried out by people who are right for the job. You can check if someone is suitable for this role by checking that they have sufficient skills and experience to perform rescue operations. This plan and the resources must be replenished and updated regularly to ensure the best possible equipment is on hand. We have a wide range of rescue kits available for these rescue plans and here at SafetyLiftinGear. You can browse our rescue kits here. 

When making a Working at Height Rescue Plan, HSE also requires you think about these aspects:

  • What will be the anchor point for the safety equipment? 
  • What type of weather could compromise worker safety?
  • Will the rescuers be safe when carrying out the procedure?
  • Is the equipment the individual was using no longer safe? 
  • How will the individual be attached to the rescue kit once they are reached?
  • How will they be moved once the rescue team reaches them? 

Once you have considered all these factors, a Working at Height Rescue Plan can be put in place and the workers can be notified of their 

For more ways to keep safe when working at a height, you can browse our Height Safety equipment here. We stock everything from height safety harness kits to fall protection equipment. If you have any queries, feel free to get in touch by calling 080 123 69 69 or contact us here.