Electric hoists

If you need to purchase an electric hoist, it's important to pick the right one for the job - using an insufficient or inappropriate hoist could have dire consequences for you and the people around you.

With this in mind, here is a short, helpful guide to SafetyLiftinGear's assorted electric hoist products:

  • Weight Limit - Perhaps the most important thing to look at when buying an electric hoist is that hoist's weight capacity. Some heavy-duty hoists can lift loads of a tonne or more, while other electric hoists are only capable of managing 2-300kgs at a time. Be sure to check the weight limit before reaching the checkout.

  • Voltage - Different places will use different operating voltages. For example, American power outlets usually operate at 110 volts, and so you would need a 110 volt hoist in this circumstances. Elsewhere, you may have to use a 240 volt outlet, in which case you'll need a 240 volt hoist (a 110 volt hoist would be damaged by any voltage above 110).

  • Motor - Most of our electric hoists use a single phase motor. This is sufficient for most applications, although we do also supply three phase hoists for particularly demanding jobs.

If you have any further questions about our electric hoist range, give SafetyLiftinGear a call on 0808 123 69 69 or email sales@safetyliftingear.com.

Polyester webbing slings

We sell a variety of lifting slings here at SafetyLiftinGear, but our polyester webbing slings are certainly the most popular. Webbing slings are lightweight and versatile, but no less strong for it; they can bear extremely large loads and help you to lift these loads in a safe, secure manner.

Now, as with most of the items in SLG's Lifting Equipment section, each of our polyester webbing slings has a different weight limit. This is obviously a very important factor - if the sling you purchase is insufficient for the loads you are lifting, your safety and that of people around you cannot be guaranteed. Maximum weight is clearly identified in the name of each sling (e.g. 5 Tonne Webbing Sling), so be sure to check this before purchasing.

Hooks for lifting slings

Did you know that we also sell hooks for our lifting slings? We do, and as with the slings themselves, each hook has a different weight capacity. For your convenience, the hooks and the slings are colour-coded, so it's easy to buy a hook and a sling with the same weight limit; for example, our 3 Tonne Sling is coloured yellow, as is the 3 Tonne Sling Hook.

Once again, the consequences of using the wrong hook can be disastrous, so please ensure that you are buying a hook that matches your webbing sling. It's the safest way to go!