Here on our blog and on social media, we regularly discuss the importance of working safely when performing operations at height. This is something that we take incredibly seriously here at SafetyLiftinGear, and is why we supply a huge range of high-quality equipment which allows companies to uphold safe working standards whilst working in elevated areas of all natures.
When additional security and stability is needed, workers may need to use high level access equipment such as caged platforms and baskets to reach certain areas, in order to provide easy access while maintaining a reliable level of safety. These are available with a number of extended safety features, including overhead protection to shield individuals from possible hazards above them, along with a harness point which allows the worker to be attached to the equipment, acting as further protection against possible slips and falls.
For flexibility, some of these items can also be used with multiple attachment methods, facilitating their use with either a forklift or crane, depending on the requirements of the application.
Here's a closer look at some of the options available in our high level access equipment range:
Forklift Access Platforms
These platforms are designed to be used with forklift devices, in order to provide high level access while maintaining safety measures, with a variety of specifications and additional features available.
These are ideal for efficient high level access, and come with lots of practical solutions to provide additional protection. These include overhead guards for the workers using the platform, and a solid wall surround to prevent items from being kicked outside the cage.
Evacuating casualties from elevated areas can be dangerous for both the victim and those attending to them, which is why we supply a cage that is designed to provide stretcher access. This allows the victim and attendant to be safely moved, and also provides a simple way to enter and exit the cage for maximum efficiency
See more of out site lifting equipment here, or browse our height safety range for harnesses, anchors and more!
When working in a warehouse environment, handling pallets becomes a common part of the work day. Whether you're working with delicate or more robust materials, having the appropriate pallet handling equipment is vital to ensuring workplace safety and efficiency.
Hand operated and electric pallet handling equipment, also known as Pallet Trucks, are the easiest and quickest method of moving pallets. Capable of holding and lifting up to 5000kg, a pallet truck is suitable for almost every moving operation; which is why you will find them in most warehouses.
Here is a look at some of the pallet handling equipment we have to offer here at SafetyLiftinGear:
With a 2 year warranty, this premium pallet truck is precisely the kind of pallet handling equipment you want in your workplace. Able to hold us to 2.5 tonne and with a 3 position control handle, this premium pallet truck has the benefits of being strong and easy to use.
This pallet handling equipment can be found in many leading rental companies, proving that it is a perfect addition to any company.
If you find that electrical powered pallet handling equipment is better suited to you and your company, this 1500kg electric powered pallet truck 540x1150mm is ideal for you. Compact and light in design, this electric pallet handling equipment is ideal for low duty operations. It also includes a powered movement, a powered lift, and an emergency stop; all things which will ensure this electric pallet truck will operate smoothly and efficiently in any environment.
If you're actually looking to move your pallets to a higher level, we also have pallet handling equipment suitable for that operation. Our High Lift Pallet Truck can lift your pallets of up to 1 tonne to heights of 800mm. Ideal for loading pallets onto shelves or lorries etc., this high lift pallet truck will make warehouse duties much easier. You also have 2 years warranty on this pallet handling equipment.
If manual, electrical and high lifting pallet trucks aren't what you're looking for, then maybe this weight load indicator pallet truck is what you need! With an integrated weighing system that reads in units of 5kg, this pallet handling equipment is perfectly suited for those who like to know exactly how much their pallets weigh. This pallet truck runs on x2 AA batteries, so can always be topped up whenever you need it.
If none of this pallet handling equipment is what you're looking for, then feel free to browse the rest of our pallet truck collection. If you also have a question about any of our products, feel free to get in touch on 08012369696.
Heavy lifting operations require the use of equipment that is highly reliable and secure, which is why we supply a variety of specially designed endless lifting slings here at SafetyLiftinGear. Each sling is made from high-quality polyester webbing which is flexible yet strong, making them an ideal alternative to lifting wires and chains, especially when the operation involves more fragile items.
In order to ensure that your sling is tailored to the demands of your operation, we also supply our endless lifting slings in a variety of lengths and weight limits, allowing you to select an item that meets the exact needs of your application. These range from slings for applications between and 1 and 6 tonne, to those which are suitable for heavy-duty applications, with a lifting ability of between 10 and 50 tonne!
Here's a closer look at one of our endless lifting slings, which is suitable for 5 tonne applications:
In addition to our slings, we also supply additional accessories to be used during the lifting process, including hooks which can be used to lift or join two slings together.
Benefits of using our slings:
- Each sling comes with an ID label which highlights all the relevant information for performing a safe and stable lift.
- Slings are available in a choice of lengths depending on your requirements, stating from as small as 0.5m through to 6m.
- All of our endless lifting slings have a safety factor of 7:1.
- LiftinGear slings are designed to offer excellent value for money, without sacrificing the quality of the product.
To see our full selection of endless lifting slings, click here!
When lifting very heavy loads it's important that you have a reliable Hydraulic cylinder that you can trust. Here at SafetyLiftinGear.com, we're very proud of our large selection of Industrial Hydraulic Cylinders; that will allow you to lift even the heaviest loads safely and reliably. Our hydraulic cylinders can be used on almost any industrial site and are capable of lifting weights of up to 200 tonnes - but please check the maximum weight capacity of your chosen cylinder before purchasing.
We offer a range of different Industrial Hydraulic Cylinders that can meet your requirements - regardless of your lifting needs and environments - our range of hydraulic cylinders include:
Stroke Hydraulic Cylinders
Our high-quality Stroke Hydraulic Cylinders have been designed to withstand heavy daily use with absolute ease. Each of these cylinders features a strong, reliable body; a spring return system and a chrome-plated ram. They come in working load limits ranging from 10 to 100 tonnes and can be used in pretty much any position. making them perfect for a range lifting and pushing applications; and all of our stroke hydraulic cylinders are fully inspected and tested before dispatch. To view our range of Stroke Hydraulic Cylinders, please click here.
Hydraulic Pad Jacks
Our range of Hydraulic Pad Jacks are perfect for lifting heavy loads that are extremely low to the ground. Due to its low-profile, these pad jacks are capable of getting underneath objects with minimal ground clearance. Weight load limits range from 10 to 200 tonnes - but check the product information of the pad jack you have chosen before making your purchasing. If you wish to check out our range of hydraulic pad jacks, please click here.
Hollow Cylinder Jacks
Due to the inventive design of our Hollow Cylinder Jacks, you're able both push, and pull loads. The central hole can be used with a variety of screws, roads, cables and pullers; and these cylinder jacks come in a range of sizes and weight capacities, so we're confident you'll find a one that meets your requirements. To view our selection of Hollow Cylinder Jacks, click here.
To browse our entire comprehensive range of hydraulic cylinders, please click here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us - we'd be happy to help.
When working at heights, ensuring your ladder safety is a vital requirement. Simple checks and precautions taken before using a ladder can help reduce the risk when using it and help keep you safe. With over 6,000 deaths and 30,000 injuries caused by falling from ladders every year, safe work procedures for ladders are more important than ever before. Here are just a few tips on how you can keep safe when working at heights:
Inspect your ladder thoroughly before use
Checks for a leaning ladder:
Firstly, when using a ladder, inspect the stiles. If the stiles are bent or split, there's a chance the ladder could collapse as you are using it.
Secondly, check the feet. If the feet are damaged, worn or even missing do not use the ladder as it could slip easily.
Thirdly ensure the rungs are not bent, missing or loose as the ladder could become unstable.
Checks for a step ladder:
Pay attention to the locking bars and ensure they are not bent or worn as the ladder could collapse.
Check the stepladder platform. If the platform is split or damaged, the entire stepladder could collapse. It is best to not use the ladder if the platform is not entirely intact.
Always remember to check the fixings. If they are loose they could fall out while you use the ladder and cause it to collapse.
Ladder Safety Tips
For a leaning ladder:
- Make sure it is the right size for the tasks. If the ladder is not long or high enough for the job at hand, do not use it as overreaching can cause you to loose balance.
- Ensure the ladder angle is at 75 degrees. Use the 4 to 1 rule (see Safety video below).
- When climbing up or down the ladder, be sure to grip and face the rungs.
- Avoid working from the top three rungs as this could make you or the ladder loose balance.
- Be sure to only use ladders on solid ground, not moveable objects.
- Try to avoid to hold items when climbing. A tool belt can be used to carry most things needed.
- Make sure you always have at least 2 points of contact with the ladder. This should be two feet and one hand. Any less can increase the chance of loosing balance greatly.
For a stepladder:
- Be sure to not overreach.
- Avoid working from the top three steps including the platform at the very top of the ladder, unless there is a secure and stable handhold.
- Always make sure all four feet are stable and completely on the ground. If one foot is unbalanced, the stepladder is not safe to use.
- Try to always face the ladder towards the activity. Using a stepladder from the side can be dangerous.
- Maintain three points of contact with the stepladder. If both hands need to be used, the body can become a point of contact.
To help ensure you remember these rules, here's a safety video from Safety Memos about ladder safety:
We hope these safe work procedures for ladders help keep you safe when working at a height! To help you ladder safety, we also stock Ladder Safety Fall Protection Kits here at SafetyLiftinGear. Here's a look at what you can get:
P35 2point Harness
Re-usable Ladder Restraint Tie
25mm wide 1000kg x 6mtr Endless Lashing
PVC Kit Bag
To browse more of our ladder safety kits, just click here!