If you are considering moving a storage container, a large machine, or a large awkward piece of equipment or furniture, then you will need one of our high quality machine moving skates. Machine moving skates make the transportation of a 55 tonne storage container easy work.  

To use machine skates simply get 4 low profile toe jacks to lift up the equipment that you wish to move. By using the toe jacks, jack the object high enough to slide the moving skate under all four corners. Slowly release the toe jacks when you are sure that the machine is in place. Attach the steering bars and move your machine to its new place. 

Because of the weight that you could be moving with machine jacks, it is important that you chose high quality machine skates. Our ranges of machine moving skates all have polyurethane wheels. Polyurethane wheels have a higher load bearing capacity than rubber wheels and are oil and solvent resistant, they are also tear resistant, weather resistant, and resistant to extreme temperatures. On top of all these benefits, they also reduce the risk of damaging your work place floor. 

construction work

Here at SafetyLiftinGear, we pride ourselves on stocking a comprehensive range of lifting and material handling equipment, both of which are essential in order to provide a safe and secure working environment. One of the many benefits of ordering from us, is that we offer the option to buy or rent your equipment, allowing you to fine tune your purchase according to your budget and time-scale. 

If you're not sure which of the two choices is right for you, take a look at our list of pros and cons to weigh up which option is the best fit:

Equipment Hire

  • The up-front cost is cheaper than buying the product outright.
  • It can be great for one-off jobs, and saves you from investing in a product that you are unlikely to get much use from.
  • it provides you with the guarantee of a certified and tested solution for each job.
  • It can cost you more long-term if you're repeatedly having to hire the same equipment.
  • You may have to extend the rental period if the job goes on for longer than expected.
  • You could be subject to extra costs if an item is damaged.

Purchasing Your Equipment

  • Having a good selection of equipment at your disposal whenever you need it.
  • Saves you money in the long term if you will be using the equipment regularly.
  • You will not have the hassle of returning the item once the work is complete. 
  • You will need a stable, and long-term storage space to house your equipment.
  • The initial cost is more expensive, which means you could loose out if it's only for a short-term job.
  • You will need to maintain and keep track of each item yourself.
Once you have decided which of the two is the best for your specific job, you can visit our lifting equipment and material handling pages to browse our full selection of items. Once you have made your choice, select either the 'buy now' or 'hire me' option, for a fast and efficient order process.


winter construction work

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:


Jacket safety harness

Jacket Safety Harness

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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Winter workwear - face cap

Full Face Stretch Cap

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!

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Hi-vis bomber jacket for winter

Hi-Viz Yellow Bomber Jacket

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.

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To see more high-quality winter workwear and PPE, visit our PPE & Workwear department.

Mortar tubs

Another new week, another batch of new additions to the SafetyLiftinGear range! Today, we're pleased to announce the arrival of two new mortar tubs - each one has a maximum capacity of 250 litres, and they're ideal for transporting mortar and rubble around the construction site.

Click here to purchase your mortar tub, or read on to find out a little more about these new products.

UNI mortar tub

250ltr UNI Mortar Tub

This rigid, hard-wearing UNI tub can be lifted via forklift as well as by crane. Each tub is supplied with a one-piece surround frame as standard.

Specifications at a glance:

  • Dimensions: 1065mm (L) x 760mm (W) x 560mm (H)
  • Capacity: 250 litres
  • Made of rigid moulded plastic
  • Lift with crane or forklift
  • Tested and certified before dispatch

Crane lift mortar tub

250ltr Crane Lift Mortar Tub

This mortar tub is specifically designed to be lifted using a crane (along with suitable lifting equipment, e.g. two-leg chain slings). Aside from this, however, it shares all of the UNI tub's features: a rigid design, outstanding durability, and a generous 250-litre capacity.

Specifications at a glance:

  • Dimensions: 1065mm (L) x 760mm (W) x 560mm (H)
  • Capacity: 250 litres
  • Made of rigid moulded plastic
  • Lift with crane only
  • Tested and certified before dispatch

For more products like these, visit our Site Lifting & Handling department.
We currently have some great items on sale here at SafetyLiftinGear, here are some of our favourites:

Webbing Lifting Slings, Strops 2 Tonne

These polyester duplex webbing lifting slings are available in a variety of lengths, from 1mtr to 10mtr. They have a reinforced becket eye and a 60mm wide load bearing surface. They have the benefit of being light and durable, which makes them ideal for awkward loads. They also have a safety factor of 7:1.
lifting slings

Battery Powered Electric Chain Hoist, 250KG, Lift 3mtr to 10 mtr

This Battery Powered Chain Hoist is super lightweight, weighing only 6.7 KG. It has a lifting capacity of 250 KG, and a lifting speed of 4.5 metres per minute. The pendant control has an emergency stop function, and it also includes a friction clutch and an over load warning alarm, making it a thoroughly safety-conscious piece of equipment to use! It is fully tested and certified, and complies with EU standards. (Comes with 1 year warranty)
electric chain hoist
To see more of SafetyLiftinGear's latest offers, click here.

As the name suggests, here at SafetyLiftinGear, we specialise in supplying lifting equipment to manufacturing companies, warehouses, event riggers, and more. It is important when you are using heavy lifting equipment that you use it correctly to ensure that your equipment lasts a long time and to create a safe work place for you and your employees. Here are 3 tips on how to use your lifting equipment safely: 

  • Do not exceed capacity of your lifting equipment

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.

Click here to view our range of load weighing equipment

  • Make sure your find the loads centre of gravity

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.

  •  Use a load arrestor as backup in case your primary lifting method fails

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.

Click here to browse our range of Load Arrestors.

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. 

If you work in the event rigging industry and carrying out stage rigging and working at height regularly you will need a specialist harness to carry out you specialist work. Here at SafetyLiftinGear we specialise in safety harnesses including harnesses for event rigging.
Working at height for an event can be dangerous so it is important that the equipment that you are using is adequate and meets all the requirements for the job: 

Rope Access Harnesses 

SLG Recommends: 
Safety Harness
Here we have a range of specialist rope access harnesses our harnesses have many benefits, the full body harnesses are  designed for you to sit in and work from, they all have fall arrest points, but more importantly they include abseil points making them the ideal harness for suspension work. If you are stage rigging from height, rope access harnesses are perfect to help you reach those more difficult places.

Jacket Safety Harnesses

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Jacket Harness
At SLG we know that as event riggers you don’t have the luxury of working indoors all the time, and working outside at this time of the year can be cold and unpleasant. Here at SLG we have a new range of Jacket Safety harnesses combining warmth and safety all at the same time! 
Our jacket harnesses are easy to put on, have removable harnesses or easy inspection, wind proof and waterproof jacket and available in 3 sizes. 

Safety Harness

SLG Recommends: 
Event Rigging Harness
Here at SLG we specialise in safety harnesses, stocking a huge variety of safety harnesses we are confident that we have a safety harness suitable for all working environments, and this includes stage rigging. Our black G-Force P73 safety harness is designed specifically for the entertainment industry.
If you are looking for a new event rigging harness or have any questions about our comprehensive range of safety harnesses, please don't hesitate to contact us!

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