You might be surprised by the sheer variety of customers we cater to here at SafetyLiftinGear. Naturally, we take a lot of orders from the construction industry, but building sites are far from the only places where SLG products can be found!
Our heavy-duty garden carts are an excellent example of this. They are designed to carry heavy loads over uneven terrain, and while they obviously have their uses on construction sites (e.g. moving bricks, tools, and other equipment from A to B), these uses are just the tip of the iceberg. Here are three other places where our garden carts do their share of heavy lifting:
Click here to see more of SafetyLiftinGear's garden carts.
There are numerous different ways to lift a heavy load, but chain slings tend to be the weapon of choice in high-temperature environments and other challenging conditions. Our lifting chains are extremely heavy-duty, and suitable for use in a variety of different environments, from construction sites to factories and warehouses.
There are lots of different products in SafetyLiftinGear's Chains & Rigging section - here's a quick guide to each of them:
We also sell a range of accessories to complement our lifting chains, including an assortment of hooks, eyebolts, plates, and more. Click here to see our full range, or call 0808 123 69 69 for further information.
Heavy lifting can be dangerous, frequently resulting in injuries and accidents when done improperly. Here, courtest of the experts at SafetyLiftinGear, are some tips to help you stay safe next time you're lifting heavy objects:
One final tip: know when you're beaten! Some loads are simply too heavy to be lifted by manpower alone, and in situations like these, you may need to use specialist lifting equipment (e.g. slings, hoists, chains) to get the job done. Don't try to show off by lifting something that could get you hurt!
First of all, let's clarify the difference between hydraulic jacks and other types of jack. You may well have a jack in the boot of your car, but this is probably a man-powered device, designed to lift your vehicle in the event of a breakdown or emergency.
Hydraulic jacks, on the other hand, tend to be found in more industrial environments, such as garages and workshops. These heavier-duty products, while still primarily used on cars and other vehicles, have a far wider range of uses than standard mechanical jacks - for example, hydraulic jacks are sometimes used to lift building foundations during construction projects.
Some of the hydraulic jacks that we sell here at SLG can lift loads of 30 tonnes or more - clearly, this kind of lifting power would be difficult to produce with sheer manpower!
So how do the jacks do it? There's a lot of complicated scientific theory behind hydraulics, but here's a simplified explanation:
Does that make sense? This is an extreme simplification, of course, and different types of hydraulic jack (bottle jacks, cylinder jacks, etc.) work in slightly different ways. Still, this should give you a rough answer to your question!
Here at SafetyLiftinGear we take our lifting equipment very seriously. To promote proper health and safety practices when lifting heavy loads, we understand that your lifting equipment needs to be high-quality, sturdy, durable and professional too. Though we've got a comprehensive range of various lifting equipments, each of which has its own lifting capacity and specific desired use, it is our LiftinGear 2 Tonne Chainblock which seems to be the star of the show lately - quite literally too!
Our LiftinGear 2 Tonne Chainblock is a chain block capable of lifting a weight of up to 2 tonnes. It can lift to heights from 3 - 30 metres and is an extremely heavy-duty model of industrial quality. It recently featured on BBC two programme 'The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway', and was chosen for the durable and high-quality properties of this chain block to do the job efficiently.
LiftinGear 2 Tonne Chainblock, BBC Two, The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway
Here's some more information about our 2 tonne chainblock.
If you want to purchase our LiftinGear 2 Tonne Chainblock it's currently on a limited offer with a special reduced price of £81.58 including VAT. Our instructional video below provides you with a little bit more information, including how to use it and how it works.
For more information on our LiftinGear 2 Tonne Chainblock or indeed any of our lifting equipment, simply give one of our experts a call on 0808 123 69 69 today.
Working with confined spaces can be incredibly dangerous, and it's imperative you have the correct confined space safety equipment to try and minimise risks. A confined space is a space that is enclosed, whether it's a small space or even a large space, it's also a space which has a reasonably foreseeable risk to workers. The risk could be potential fire, explosion, loss of consciousness, asphyxiation or even drowning. A space need not necessarily be small to be confined, but a large space can provide equal if not more danger for a worker.
Emergency Escape Breathing Apparatus
Working in a confined space is dangerous primarily because of the risks caused by noxious fumes, reduced oxygen levels or a risk of fire. You could also be at risk of flooding, drowning or asphyxiation from a source such as dust, grain or other contaminant.
SafetyLiftinGear can provide a range of high-quality confined space equipment that will help you and your employees stay as safe as possible. We offer a wife range of rescue equipment and entry gear for confined spaces, along with a variety of other items - such as gas detectors and breathing masks - that will help protect you and your workers during these dangerous conditions at all times.
Four Gas Detector
Our range of Confined Space Equipment includes the following:
Confined Space Rescue Kit c/w Fall Arrest / Retrieval Winch, Gas Detector, Breathing Apparatus
If you are working with confined spaces, please ensure you remain safe and minimise risks in every way possible. It's imperative for you and your workforce to identify any potential risks and have the appropriate confined space equipment to minimise these risks. If you have any questions about any of our confined space gear please don't hesitate to give us a call at 0808 123 69 69 today.