At SafetyLiftinGear, we supply a wide selection of ratchet straps as part of our range of load restraint products, which are ideal for for the secure transportation of heavy loads. Like other lifting and transportation products, ratchet straps come with their own WLL as well as a minimum breaking strength, making it easy to select the correct strap for your particular application.

 
Here are some of our best selling ratchet straps:
Premium 5 Tonne Ratchet Lashing Strap (Claw Hook)

Premium 5 Tonne Ratchet Lashing Strap 

This ratchet lashing strap has a minimum breaking strength of 5000kg, and is designed to keep heavy loads held securely during transit. The 50mm polyester webbing is highly shock absorbent, which means that it is ideal for protecting delicate items from harm. It also comes with a claw hook for easy attachment, and is available in a range of lengths from 4 to 20 metres.
 
1000kg Ratchet Lashing Strap (Chassis Hooks, 4mtr or 6mtr)

1000kg Ratchet Lashing Strap

This strap is made of hard-wearing 25mm webbing, and has a minimum braking strength of 1000kg. it has chassis hook at either end for secure fastening, and is available in a choice of 4 or 6 metres. If you require this product in another length, we are able to provide these on a made-to-order basis.
 
2000kg Ratchet Strap

2000kg MBS Ratchet Lashing Strap

Made of 50mm wide high-strength webbing, this industrial-quality ratchet strap provides safe and secure transportation for loads under the MBS of 2000kg. Also available on 4-6 metres, this strap can be tailored to suit your specific needs and requirements, and comes with claw hooks and a sturdy plated steel ratchet for a highly secure fastening.
 
If you are unsure of how to select the correct ratchet strap, or would like to find out more about using them correctly, read our handy guide for more information.
 
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If you are work at height, it is important to not only use personal fall protection equipment such as safety harnesses and fall arrest blocks. It is equally as important to ensure that your tools are also protected from being dropped or falling from height.

If you accidently drop your tools whilst working at height you could potentially damage any equipment that is on the ground below, cause an accident, or cause a fatal injury. Tool lanyard attaches onto your person at one end, either around your waist, wrist or onto your safety harness, and secure your tool at the other.  By using this simple safety measure you minimise the risk of causing a serious accident.

Here at SafetyLiftinGear we stock a fully comprehensive range of tool lanyards, no matter your requirements, we are certain we have a lanyard that suits your need. Click here to view our full range of Tool Lanyards.

In the unlikely event you cant find the exact lanyard you require, please contact our customer service team on 0808 123 6969 or email sales@safetyliftingear.com

 

If you have been asked to transport goods, especially heavy goods, you must use the correct load restraints before starting your journey. Using load restraint equipment such as cam buckles and ratchet straps prevents your load from coming loose in transit. Failure to secure your load in the correct manner could result in damaged goods, as well as injuries and possibly fatalities if your unsecured load causes an accident.

If you are transporting your load across continents or simply just moving a loaded pallet by fork lift in a warehouse, regardless of the distance you intend on travelling, ratchet lashings must be used.

It is important to note that, just with any other equipment that is used to transport loads, ratchet straps have their own Working Load Limit (WLL) and their own Minimum Breaking Strength. The break strength is the amounts of weight a ratchet lashing can withstand without breaking. The breaking strength of each component of a ratchet lashing is independently test. But like everything, the ratchet lashing is only as strong as its weakest point, so the part of the ratchet lashing that is the weakest is considered to be the break strength of the entire lashing.

From the Minimum breaking point, the working load limit can be calculated by taking 1/3 off the break strength. So this means that the ratchet lashing with break strength of 300kg has a Working Load Limit of 1000kg.

Remember to check the working load limit of your ratchet lashing before use, to make sure they are able to withstand your load. 

How to use ratchet lashings 

When you receive your ratchet straps they will require some basic assembly. This can get quite confusing, so we have provided a simple 5 step guide to make sure you have assembled them correctly. 

 

  1. Open the ratchet handle, and feed the webbing though the ratchet handle – from the bottom
  2. Feed the webbing over the top of your ratchet handle
  3. Fasten the hooks to the tie down points.
  4. Pull the webbing taught, removing any slack, to the tension you require. 
  5. Pump ratchet until your load is secure

 

Remember to tie off any access webbing, and to check that your load is completely restrained and secure before commencing your journey

How to maintain Ratchet Lashings 
 
Over time, with excessive use or negligence, your ratchet straps will wear down, and eventually become unusable. However, if you look after you ratchet straps correctly, they can last a very long time. 
To maintain good working order of your ratchet straps, we at SafetyLiftinGear recommend;

  1. Before you using any ratchet strap or cam buckle make sure they have been inspected. If there are any signs of damage, do not use. 
  2. Keep your straps out of direct sunlight when in storage. Sunlight can cause polyester straps to become brittle and can lead to the straps losing their strength and breaking whilst in use. 
  3. Store ratchet lashings in a dry place. If your lashings get wet, make sure you dry them off completely before storage to prevent mildew and mould.  

Here, at SafetyLiftinGear we supply a large variety of Ratchet Lashings, specifically designed to help you transport a variety of loads, and attach to various tie down points. Below are some of our best selling Ratchet Lashings: 

 

 

Ratchet Lashing with Open Rave Hooks 

Rave hooks ratchet lashings are widely used for attaching loads to commercial vehicles or trailers because of their ease of application. This product is available in 3 lengths (6 mtr, 8 mtr and 10 mtr) and has a minimum breaking strength (MBS) of 5 tonnes.This ratchet lashing is trusted by many UK transport companies as it is strong, reliable, shock absorbent and extremely hard wearing.

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Ratchet Lashing with Chassis Hooks

Closed rave hooks (chassis hooks) are a face and effective way of restraining your load to your commercial vehicle, flatbed lorry or truck. Again, these types of ratchet straps are extremely popular with many UK transport companies because of their ease of application. Simply hook the ratchet lashing to your truck or lorry directly for secure transit.

Here at SafetyLiftinGear, we have a range of ratchet lashings with chassis hooks available, all with different working load limits and different lengths.

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Endless Ratchet Lashing 

The endless ratchet lashing is a lashing that has no hooks or fixing points. If you are required to secure a load to pallets, racking or you want to secure items together that do not need to be secured down, then an endless ratchet strap is the perfect choice.

These lashings are available in various lengths and Minimal Breaking strengths.

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Please ensure that you have selected the appropriate ratchet lashing for the intended job. If you have any questions regarding our range of lashings, then please contact us.  

 

If you find yourself working at height regularly, either on a scaffolding our on roofs, even in manholes, a fall arrest block is an essential piece of equipment designed to help minimise the risk of injury, or worse. If you are working at height without using a fall arrest block, you are putting your own safety, and the safety of others at risk.   

Fall arrest blocks comprises of a retractable life line either made from synthetic rope or steel cable. The rope or cable retracts up onto a reel, that is stored within a protected housing, often made out of anti-corrosive metal, but in some cases, like our super lightweight fall arrest blocks or mini blocks, they can be made from plastic.

Each of our fall arrest blocks have a different working length, from 2.2 meters to 2 meters. The working load length is the measurement from the bearing point in the housing, to the bearing point of the hook the rope or cable is fully extended. In the event of a fall, the lifeline is pulled out the housing until it reaches a critical velocity at which point the breaking mechanism activates and the block decelerates to over a short distance, protecting you from falling to the ground.

Here at SafetyLiftinGear we supply a large range of Fall Arrest blocks, including mini fall arrest blocks, today we are going to run through some of the features of our best-selling fall arrest blocks.


G-Force Self Retractable Fall Arrest Block

Our G-Force CR200 is a firm favourite for roof workers and people who often find them selves working up high on scaffolding. The CR200 is extremely durable, its solid metal housing is not only anti-corrosive, but is lightweight and withstand the day to day environment of a busy work site with ease.

The lifeline is made out of galvanised steel, making it rust resistant, and resistant to the wear  you will often find with synthetic rope lifelines.

This fall arrest block is available in 3 different lengths (6, 12 and 15 meters). 



Super Lightweight Fall Arrest Block

Our g-force super lightweight fall arrest block is among one of the lightest fall arrest blocks available on the market today! This fall arrest block remains a favourite for workers who are working from height in different locations throughout the day.

This product features, a top anchor point with a built- in swivel,  4mm galvanised wire rope, a lower snap hook with twist lock and a built in fall indicator, durable plastic housing, and a transportation handle for easy carrying and rigging.

For more information about this outstanding fall arrest block click here. 



Mini Fall Arrest Block

This product is from our specialist mini fall arrest block range, used by workers when they are working at height. This block is designed to be connected to a specialist fall arrest harness.

The G-Force Rolex Mini Block has an almost instant break, so in the event of a fall, the risk of injury is greatly reduced. Unlike the previous models, the lifeline in this unit is made from webbing, and is designed in such a way that it reduces the impact force to  less than 6kN.

With a working length of 2.25 meters this mini fall arrest block provides a cost effective solution for many forms of work at height.

Click here for more information on our Mini Fall Arrest Blocks.


 


Fall Arrest Block with Recovery Winch Facility

This G-Force CRW300 Fall arrest block features a retrieval winch, an easy and effective way to lift a worker who has slipped and fallen to safety. However, when the winch is not engaged the G-Force CRW300 operates as a standard fall arrest block, making it one of our most versatile fall arrest blocks.

The features of this product are really where this product sells itself; this CRW300 is houses in lightweight aluminium alloy housing, making it easy to transport, and store. This product also features a zinc galvanised steel wire rope, available in two lengths (20 and 25 meters). This product also comes with optional brackets which enable you to fit this block directly to the leg of a rescue tripod.

At SafetyLiftinGear, we stock a comprehensive range of Fall Arrest Blocks. In the unlikely chance you are unable to find the specific product you are searching for, don't hesitate to contact us, and a member of our team will happily assist you. 

A window manufacturer and installer has been fined £36,000 after their workers were seen installing a window without any safety precautions, 8 metres above a busy west end street.

Westminster’s magistrates court head that the company carried out window installation work, which put their workers and members of the public at risk of serious injuries or fatalities.

A member of the public provided photos of the workers leading out of a window 8 metres above the street, they also provided a video, filmed on their phone, of the workers accidentally dropping a part of the window which fell to the ground narrowly missing a pedestrian.

The health and safety executive investigation found that the company failed to provide basic safety equipment, including scaffolding – which would have prevented the workers and the window from falling. On top of not providing the essential safety equipment, health and safety executive also found that the workers had not received any formal training, and there was no supervisor present.

It was also found that no risk assessment had been conducted, and the company had failed to invest in the correct safety equipment needed for when people are working at height.

Andrew Verrall – Withers, an HSE Inspector said – “The Company’s standards were appalling, and this was particularly unacceptable as previous warnings had been blatantly disregarded.”

In this day and age, there is no excuse to not take the relevant safety precautions when you are carrying out dangerous work.

Working at height is extremely dangerous so it is incredibly important to adhere to the working at height regulations and take the correct safety precautions at all times. These laws are in place to help protect workers, and the general public. In this case, if the pedestrian was under the window at the wrong time, there could have been a fatal accident.

If you have been asked to work at height make sure you have all the correct equipment for the task ahead. Remember to inspect your equipment for damage before use. If you equipment is damaged in any way, do not carry out the work until you have sourced a replacement, or had it repaired.

Here at SafetyLiftinGear we have a whole department dedicated to height safety. Here you will find a variety of specialist safety harnessesfall arrest blockslanyardssafety lines, rope access equipment, anchors and more.

If you are looking for a specific item but cannot locate it on our website, you can contact us by telephoning 0800 123 69 69 or emailing sales@safetyliftingear.com and a member of our team will be more than happy to assist you.