Residents in the Tsuen Wan district of Hong Kong were
shocked to find a work man working on the 10th floor of a high rise
industrial building wearing no safety equipment.
The man, who had been hired to dismantle a glass window so
they could install a new air conditioning unit, was seen balancing on a narrow
ledge trying to get back into the building through a small window. Witnesses
were so afraid of the man’s safety – they called the emergency services to
prevent an accident.
The worker tried to jump through the window to exit the danger
that he was in, however his first attempt failed, leaving the scared onlookers
holding their breath. Luckily on the second attempt he managed to enter the
Luckily this worker was OK and didn't slip, trip or fall. But
it could have so easily been a completely different story. After all, all it
takes is one misplaced step, a step on a loose piece of concrete, a gust of
wind and an accident can tragically happen.
In fact, accidents from working at height are the single
biggest cause of workplace fatalities and life changing injuries. Yet we see time and time again, people who
seemingly have no regard for their own, (or other peoples) safety and are
willing to put their lives (and other people’s lives) at risk to will carry out
work. There is no clear reason as to why people recklessly put their lives into
danger in this manner; it could be that they fear that if they refuse to do the
job they won’t have any work in the morning?The one thing we know is that no job is worth risking your life for.
It is your employer’s job to ensure that any work at height
has been properly planned, is carried out by people who are properly trained to
work at height, and that the correct safety equipment is provided. If you are
not presented with the right equipment to carry out a job, you are well within
your right to refuse to do the job until you either have either purchased the
equipment yourself, or your employer provides you with the correct protective
The working at height regulations 2005 state that to stay
safe you should only carry out work at height if it completely necessary to do
so, and even then work should only commence if your workers have access to the right
Not only is it important that you are using the correct
safety equipment, it is important that your safety equipment is in good
condition. This means that your equipment has no signs of wear or tear, not fraying
and not wearing thin. If, when checking your equipment before undergoing the
work, you see that there are signs of
damage – stop work immediately and replace the damaged item.
Here at SafetyLiftinGear we supply a huge range of safety
harnesses, from your basic height safety harness through to more specialist
insulated harnesses. If are looking for a specialist safety harness and cannot locate it on our website, please contact our expert customer service team by calling 0808 123 6969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The walkway we used for this project is specifically designed for modern roof types such as trapezoidal profile composite or built-up-on-site and standing seam roofs. It is fully compliant with EN516:2006 requirements, and it can be used on a number of differently-shaped roofs (including flat, sloping, and barrel-shaped), with steps and a traverse option allowing for virtually any roof configuration between 0 and 35 degrees.
UK’s Number one
Material Handling Supplier expands their range of manual stackers and trolleys.
Safetyliftingear, the UK’s number one company for material
handling equipment are proud to announce new additions to our manual stacker
and trolley ranges. Here at
SafetyLiftinGear it is our mission to provide our customers with a truly
comprehensive range of lifting equipment, Personal safety products, material
handling products, and much more. All of our products have proven time and time
again to withstand the test of time and have a proven record of being able to withstand
the everyday stresses of construction sites, warehouses and factory
environments with ease.
It feels like every week we are adding to our already
comprehensive ranges. And this week is no different. This week we are excited
to announce the new additions to our manual stacker ranges.
Our Manual stacker trucks are the ideal choice for
manufacturing companies and businesses that operate from warehouses. Our new
manual stack trucks are compact, allowing them to fit down narrow aisles, and
can be used in the most confined spaces – with ease.
This week we have added 3 new manual lifting stack trucks to
500kg Manual Stacker Truck with 1600mm Lift Height
1000Kg Manual Stacker Truck with 1600mm Lift Height
1000kg Manual Stack Truck with 3000mm Lift Height
When you are faced with a job
that requires lifting heavy loads, make sure you are using suitable machinery
to lift the load safely. This means using machinery that has the correct
Working Load Limit. All of our manual stacker trucks have a different WLL (Working Load Limit) please check that you have
selected the correct equipment for task at hand.
We have also added a brand new plaster board trolley to it
drywall and plasterboard handling range. This 4 wheeled trolley has been
specially design to handle the transportation of large, hard to handle sheets
of plywood, drywall, panelling, door and even lumber. This product also has a
useful removable plastic basket so you can also transport your tools and
accessories with ease. Click Here to view our new plasterboard trolley.
Product reliability is a factor that we take extremely seriously
here at SafetyLiftinGear, in fact before we offer any product to our customers
we make sure that they have undergone testing to ensure that the product is of
the highest quality possible, so when you are shopping with SafetyLiftinGear,
you can shop in complete confidence.
If you would like more information about these products, and
other products we supply then please don’t hesitate to contact us!
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If you need a suitable method of heavy lifting in confined areas, look no further than out selection of aluminium gantries. Designed to provide maximum security while also being easy to use, our gantry cranes are incredibly versatile and reliable, whether you're hiring yours for a specific job or purchasing it for extended use.
Here are a few of the aluminium gantries in our range: