Winter can be a difficult time for workers who operate outdoors. Cold, damp conditions are typical in Britain at this time of year, and this can make it difficult to work efficiently while also maintaining proper health and safety standards.
Here at SafetyLiftinGear, we offer a wide range of winter workwear that help workers stay safe and comfortable during the winter months. Below are some essential items for cold and / or wet conditions:
This windproof and water-resistant jacket includes an integrated safety harness, which makes it ideal for working at height in winter.
The harness has front and rear 'D' ring attachment points, making it highly functional and easy to use. The harness can also be removed in order to use the jacket alone or to be inspected as part of health and safety protocol.
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This full-face stretch cap by ERGODYNE is a great piece of winter workwear that provides extra insulation in cold temperatures. With this item, you can keep the sensitive skin on your face protected from frost and wind without restricting your vision. It may also come in handy for keeping you healthy when the annual winter cold is being passed around the workplace!
Another difficulty that workers often have to deal with in the winter is poor visibility, caused by inclement weather and shorter days. Our Hi-Viz Bomber Jacket is designed to ensure the safety of outdoor workers outside of daylight hours while maximising warmth and comfort at the same time.
This jacket comes in 300D polyester-coated fabric and has a concealed hood, making it ideal for use in cold, wet and windy weather. It also has fleece-faced quilt lining and elasticated adjustable cuffs for maximum comfort. Choose from M, L, XL or XXL.
To see more high-quality winter workwear and PPE, visit our PPE & Workwear department.
If your try and lift a load that is over the Working Load Limit (WLL) you are putting your equipment under structural strain and could result in your equipment becoming irreversibly damaged or even break when in use, causing your load to fall which could cause your load to be damaged, or worse, fatal injury to you or a colleague.
Exceeding the WLL could also cause your load to swing, causing damage to your load, structures around you, or even people working in and around the area. It is crucial that you know the weight of the load that you are lifting, so you know which equipment is best for the job.
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If you are lifting heavy load, even or uneven loads it is important that you test the centre of gravity, this is to stop your load from falling from height and causing an accident. To test the centre of gravity of your load, lift it up a few inches off the ground, and stop – if your load falls then there will be little harm if it falls.
If you have accidently over loaded your equipment or you have not found the correct centre of gravity of your load, you could end up dropping your load from a great height. Load arrestors are designed to halt the decent of your load and helps to help prevent accidents always connect your load to a load arrestor.
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You will find that most of our products have a different WLL, please ensure when purchasing a heavy lifting product that you select the adequate product for the loads you need lifting. If you are lifting a load that is 3.5 tonnes then you will need to select the piece of equipment above 3.5 tonnes not 3 tonnes. The WLL of all of our products are clearly labelled in the product description if you have any questions regarding the WLL of any of our products please contact us and an member of our customer service team will be happy to help.