If you are working in a workshop, garage, or even a work site then our Wire Rope Hoists are perfect for you! Our wire rope hoists are some of the best quality, fully certified, light load lifting hoists, and better still, they are extremely cost effective. 
We offer incredibly versatile wire rope hoists that provide a quick solution to your suit your lifting requirements. Here at safety lifting we understand that flexibility is crucial. We have hoists that include a top hanger attachment, ideal for attaching to beams or scaffolding poles, or hoists that fits perfectly onto a hoist frame. 

Sometimes you might find yourself in need of lifting a load that is heavier than the Working Load Limit of the hoist. With our Wire Rope Hoists, you can lift heavier loads simply by adding an additional hook and pulley system to the hoist. 
Here at safetyliftingear, we also supply top quality, durable hoist frames.  With an extended length of 1100mm and a full rotary angle of 180 degrees, you will be able to move your wire rope hoist into the desired position with ease. 

Remember that before lifting heavy loads, it is crucial that you check all of your equipment for any signs of damage, and wear or tear before use. Do not use if your wire rope hoist is damaged in any way. 

Before purchasing a Wire rope Hoist from SafetyLiftinGear please ensure that the load that you are lifting does not exceed the safe work load limit and that you have chosen the hoist that that has the correct voltage. We have a range of Wire Rope Hoists available in 110v and 240v. So please be sure you have selected the correct hoist before purchase. 

If you would like to view our full range of wire rope hoists click here. We pride ourselves with offering a fully comprehensive range of hoists to our customers, however if you cannot find a hoist that suits your needs, please contact us either by telephoning 0808 123 69 69 or emailing sales@safetyliftingear.com and a member of our customer service team will be more than happy to assist you. 

Here at SafetyLiftinGear, we are constantly improving our lines to ensure that they constantly complement each other.  We currently supply a wide range of lever hoists, electric hoists, chain hoists, and material lifting equipment to various companies around the UK. Our range of Girder clamps complement these large product lines.  

Girder clamps are used when you may require a temporary or semi- permanent hoist anchor point, for overhead lifting or various vertical rigging applications. These diverse girder clamps can also provide solutions for holding and positioning girders whilst being used in construction, as a below the hook device.  SafetyLiftinGear’s fully adjustable girder clamps feature a pivoting eye, to attach a hoist with ease, a special clamp jaw design which applies the load away from the flange edge, reducing the stress imposed on the girder flange. You can adjust our girder clamps to fit most Girders by simply by turning the central threaded bar.

Our Girder clamps are extremely robust and are designed to withstand the day to day stress of construction site environments.  Before use, make sure you have thoroughly inspected your girder clamps for any damage, if there is any evidence of damage, do not use. Furthermore, you will need to ensure that the supporting structure is adequate for the load that will be imposed as well as making sure that you have selected a girder clamp with the correct working load limit.  Working Load Limit is the maximum weight capacity that your Girder clamps can withstand. Overloading your girder clap can cause the clamp to break, and could end up damaging your load, or causing an injury. We clearly state the Working Load limit of our clamps on the product page. Please ensure that when you are purchasing a clamp from Safetyliftingear you have selected the correct clamp for the job.

To view our range of Girder clamps click hereIf you have any questions about our products, the please contact us, on 0808 123 69 69 or email sales@safetyliftingear.com


A construction firm has been fined after a worker fell 2.5m head first and sustained serious injuries. The hearing at Taunton Magistrates Court revealed that the employee was working at height on a construction site, when the formwork panels he was installing “gave way” and he fell head first over a ledge.

An investigation conducted by the Health and Safety Executive found that there had been a lack of planning for the height work, and the construction firm were using an unsafe method of installing the formwork.

The company was fined £13,000 and ordered to pay cost of £3,742.18 after pleading guilty to failing to comply with the Work at height regulations 2005.

Working at Height

Working at height is dangerous work. The law requires anybody who is planning to work at height, be it employers or the self-employed organise a plan so that the work is carried out in a safe manner.

If you can avoid working at height, do! It is important not to put yourself, or others in a working situation that they could injure themselves unless it’s unavoidable or absolutely necessary. Conduct the appropriate risk assessments, and make sure all your staff are fully trained, and briefed on the safety precautions. 

If you find yourself having to work at height, make sure you are protecting yourself from potential injury at all costs. Over 60% of fatalities during working at height are a result of falls, either from ladders, scaffolding, platforms, roof edges, and fragile roofs make sure you are using Fall Arrest Blocksafety harnessesLanyardssafety lines and roof anchors as required. If you do not have access to this equipment do not undergo the work.

Before undergoing any height work make sure that all the equipment that you will be using has been inspected thoroughly for any damage. If you do come across any damage do not use, and postpone any work at height until the equipment has been replaced. 

Click here to view all our products in our Hight Safety Department. If yo have any questions about our products the please call us on 0808 123 69 69 or email our specialist Customer service team at sales@safetyliftingear.com

Lifting slings are designed to move large, bulky, heavy loads that would be extremely difficult if not impossible to move manually. they provide a direct connection from your lifting equipment, be it an electric hoist, or a crane to the load that you are using. Whenever you are lifting with lifting slings it is important that you take the following steps into consideration:
  1. Always inspect the sling for damage before use 
    Never use a damaged lifting sling. If the sling were to break whilst in use,  could end up dropping the load; this could cause injuries, or fatalities in the work place, and could lead to damages to expensive equipment. Make sure you always check your lifting slings before use. 

  2. Make sure you have chosen the right lifting sling for the job ahead.
    There are 2 types of lifting slings, round slings and webbing slings. Webbing slings have a larger surface area to help protect the load, where as round slings offer flexibility, and can mould to irregular load shapes. 

  3. Do not exceed the working load limit of the lifting sling 

    To determine which lifting sling you need you will need to know the weight of the load that you are lifting. If you are lifting a load that is 17 tonnes, then you will need to use a lifting sling with the Working Load Limit of 20 tonnes instead of 15 tonnes to support the weight. Every lifting sling has a different WLL. If this limit is exceeded you could damage the lifting sling that you are using, the load that you are lifting. All of our Slings WLL is clearly stated on our product pages.
  4. Ensure the load is secured.
    All slings must be securely attached to the load in a manner that provides maximum control, and prevents any slipping, sliding and movement of any loose parts of the load. When attaching the slings, it is important that a train individual determines the most appropriate method of rigging.

  5. Make sure the lifting point is directly above the centre of gravity

    When lifting a heavy load it is important that you have determined the centre of gravity before your begin lifting. Determining the centre of gravity is vital to achieving total control over the load that you are lifting. If the load isn’t restrained correctly, the centre of gravity will move directly under the lifting point, this could cause the load to swing, which could lead to the load being damaged or cause injury to other workers.

Browse Our Comprehensive Range of Lifting Slings

If you are unable to locate the exactly sling you are looking for or unsure which sling you need, please contact our customer service team on 0808 123 69 69 or email sales@safetyliftingear.com


If you are working within the tools, equipment and plant hire industry you have undoubtedly heard of the Executive Hire Show, however if you haven’t here is a brief run-down of what it’s all about.

The Executive Hire show first started in 2007, with the aim of creating an event where hirers can meet suppliers. The executive hire show is a trade-only event only open to hire executives throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. The show attracts executives from procurement and purchasing departments of large national hire companies as well as independent hire companies.

Alongside well-known companies such as, JCB, SafetyLiftinGear will be exhibiting over 2 stands. One promoting our height safety, confined space access and rescue and tool safety ranges and the second promoting our material handling and load restraint products. Expect to see promotions on pallet trucks and material lifts all day!

So if you are planning on visiting make you stop by stands D80 and X32 and check out our products! 

Higher capacity slings (1 leg, 2 leg and 4 leg) now available!

20mm thick chain slings

Our Chains & Rigging department is full of high-performance, heavy-duty lifting products, and we're pleased to announce that we have expanded this range to meet an even wider range of requirements.

We now offer a variety of 20mm chain slings, which are available to buy or to hire. These 20mm diameter chains come in numerous different lengths with your choice of hooks and attachments; choose from the following options...

12.5 Tonne 1 Leg Chain Sling (EWL from 1 to 6 metres)

17 Tonne 2 Leg Chain Sling, Adjustable (EWL from 2 to 6 metres)

26.5 Tonne 4 Leg Chain Sling, Adjustable (EWL from 2 to 6 metres)
All of our chain slings are fully certified, and each one comes with a 12 month warranty as standard. We have supplied lifting products like these to many of the UK's leading rental companies, as well as to our own clients and customers; for example, chains like those listed above were used in the expansion of Manchester City's Etihad Stadium last year. Photos of this project can be seen below - click here to read our blog post about the Etihad expansion. 

If these new products aren't quite right for your project, there are plenty of other options in our Chains & Rigging section. Note that we can also manufacture bespoke chain slings to meet your specifications - contact us now for further details.

Lifting heavy equipment can be extremely dangerous. It is crucial that correct training and equipment is used to prevent accidents and fatalities in the workplace. 

Last year it was reported that a 37 year old warehouse worker died in a tragic accident on his first shift as saw operator for a business in the Cardiff docks area. 

There were no eye witnesses to the accident but it is believed that the worker may have been attempting to attach lifting chains around a girder unsupervised.  Staff members found him pinned between two pieces, attempts were made to remove the girder but Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. 

Although training was provided, there was no clear instruction about which method for moving or cutting the two tonne steel columns should be used. It came to light that the company did not have written guidance on how to lift the girders, leaving their employees to create their own ways. 

The company was fined £112,000 and ordered to pay £98,000 in costs. 

Accidents like these, whether they end in a fatality like the above case, or a worker ends up hurt are tragic, because they are so easily preventable. 

As an employer it is your responsibility to ensure that your employees are working in a safe environment by providing comprehensive training to all your employees and training them to use the right equipment and wear the correct PPE at all times. 

Before engaging in any type of heavy lifting, you need to ensure that all of your equipment meets or exceeds the working load limit (WLL) of the load you are planning on lifting or moving. 

Additionally you must also ensure that any lifting tasks are correctly planned, supervised and conducted in a safe manner, with people who are fully trained to use the equipment needed. You must also perform an inspection of all the lifting equipment that you will be using. Do not use equipment that is worn or damaged in any way. 

Here at SafetyLiftinGear we stock a fully comprehensive range of top quality heavy lifting equipment, including a large range of beam clampschainblocksleverhoistselectric hoists, wire rope hoistsround slingschainslings and more. Click here to view our extensive lifting equipment range. 

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