We sell a wide variety of safety harnesses
here at SafetyLiftinGear, many of which are specifically designed for one particular scenario or line of work. The P80E ISOL harness
- an insulated harness designed to protect electricians who work at height - is a good example, as is this flame-resistant harness
Perhaps our best-selling specialist harness range is our collection of hi-vis harnesses
, and with autumn and winter just around the corner, we're expecting a huge influx of high-visibility sales over the next few months. Visibility is naturally worse during the colder months, when the weather gets worse and the mornings and evenings grow darker, and in these conditions being seen is often just as important a safety concern as protecting oneself from falls.
Our high-visibility safety harnesses are great because they cover both bases. Not only do they help to prevent accidents while working at height, they also increase the wearer's visibility, which is crucial in certain conditions and working environments. Here are a few examples of what we can supply...
- 2-Point Hi-Vis Safety Harness: Available in yellow or orange.
- Quick Release Hi-Vis Harness: Easier to put on and take off! Buy/hire here.
- Hi-Vis Overall Harness: A full-body jumpsuit with high visibility and a built-in harness. Buy/hire here.
- Hi-Vis Waterproof Windbreaker Jacket Harness: Ideal for working in poor weather. Buy yours here.
to browse our full range of hi-vis safety harnesses.
At SafetyLiftinGear, we are committed to delivering the very best levels of quality and reliability to our customers, which is why we stock some of the most well-known and trusted brands in the industry. One of the most recognisable of these is CM Yale, and we are proud to say that we are an official distributor of their products, supplying a vast selection both to hire or purchase.
To give you a better idea of the product variety in our Yale Selection, here's a closer look at some of the products:
We stock a selection of Yale cable grips on SafetyLiftinGear, which are available to suit a range of cable sizes. Ideal for use with wire ropes, cables and metal rods, the cable grip jaws provide a firm, non-slip grip, while protecting the wire from damage. To improve functionality, it also comes with a spring-loaded guide to stop the grip from dropping off the wire, while preventing jamming with an instant release.
YaleLift 360º Hand Chainblocks
These revolutionary chainblocks are also part of our range, and come in a selection of weight specifications. The 360 degree hand chain guide makes this product unique, facilitating easy operation from almost any position, even in difficult conditions such as confined spaces.
Yale D85 Leverhoists
The D85 Leverhoists are a classic Yale product, and surpasses any cheap imitations that may be found on the market. Providing a high level of durability, the leverhoist is designed specifically for heavy duty applications, and is suitable for using in a variety of industries, from shipbuilding to construction and more!
3 Phase Electric Chain Hoists
The modern design and technical innovation of this electric chain hoist, makes it one of the best products of its kind on the market. Providing robust construction and all-important versatility, the chain hoists in the Yale range are an ideal choice for tackling industrial applications, and have an extended working life span thanks to the upper and lower limit switches.
3 Phase Electric Hoists w. Powered Trolley
We also supply electric chain hoists with the addition of powered trolleys, which also come in a choice of weight specifications. Like the standard chain hoist range, it is designed to provide excellent functionality, while also possessing a range of safety features for safe operation.
To browse our full range of CM Yale products, click here
Here at SafetyLiftinGear.com we have expansive range of Event Rigging Equipment for live performances and staged events. We have a great record when it comes to event rigging. We have supplied equipment to a number of big names, including the BBC and Pinewood Studios, and we've even been used by touring rock bands including the legendary Foo Fighters.
Our rigging department includes hoists, harnesses, clamps and many more, and the majority of our range is black in colour, so they're less visible on stage. All of our equipment is fully certified and tested, so you can rest assured that they will keep the live event running safe and efficient.
These Beam Clamps
have been designed for live events and are capable of supporting extremely heavy loads but the maximum weight capacity varies between products so please ensure the beam clamp you've selected is fir for purpose before purchasing. All of our beam clamp range is painted black to ensure that they don't attract the attention of the audience at the live event.
Our Chain Hoists
can be used to lift weights of up to 1 tonne but maximum weight capacity differs between products, so please check before purchasing. Our chain hosts are lightweight and compact and coloured black to blend into the background.
It's important when lifting a heavy load that you ensure the load will not be allowed to fall to the ground. Our Load Arrestors
halt the descent of overhead loads if the primary support system fails. All of our Arrestors come in a range of maximum lengths and weight load limits, so it's important you check you've chosen the right one that meets your requirements.
If you're providing a stage rigging service, you may find yourself working at height. To prevent any injuries resulting in accidents or falls you must ensure that the correct safety equipment is worn. We stock a fantastic range of harnesses, and we're confident that no matter what you're requirements are, we are confident you will find the harness to ensure you conduct your work safely.
To see our full range of Event Rigging Equipment, Click Here.
If you're planning on buying a pallet truck or some of our material handling equipment then you'll be pleased to know that we also offer a fantastic aftersales service across England and Wales, to ensure that your product is properly maintained for years to come!
Whilst all of our products are designed to be durable and tough, we realise that sometimes things can go wrong if they are used incorrectly, due to issues such as overloading, neglect and not using the product for its correct purpose. Years of everyday use can also take its toll eventually, which is why we offer an inspection, service, repair and testing service, to ensure that your purchase is working at the top of its capabilities. This service won't just ensure that your equipment is safe and in full working order, it will also prevent the unnecessary replacement of your equipment and saving you a bit of money.
The services that we offer include:
- Engineer coming to the site
- A full inspection and PUWER 1998 assessments
- Minor repairs, lubricating and adjustments
- Wheel care services such as removing trapped string, tape or any other loose items from around the axels
- Full documentation of work, available with a unique online login
Prices, with Quantity Breaks:
- 1 Truck - £49.75
- 3 Trucks - £39.95 each
- 6 Trucks - £36.95 each
You can get in touch by using the details on our contact page
or by calling 0808 123 69 69
A few days ago, SHP published a court review, regarding the recent sentencing of a negligent site manager. This case related to a fatality which occurred in January last year, where 40 year old window fitter Tasadaq Ur-Rehman fell through a skylight, suffering serious head injuries.
On investigation, it was revealed that site manager Faruk Patel had completely neglected height safety procedures, and had continued to do so even after the fatality took place. Although HSE had issued a prohibition for work at height to be suspended, they later found evidence that it had continued under the disregardful management of Mr Patel.
During the investigation, it soon became clear that the manager's neglectful attitude to safety extended beyond the events which led to his worker's death, and included:
- A failure to provide scaffolding and proper fall arrest systems for the job being undertaken.
- Overseeing an unsafe working environment where suitable handling equipment was not being used, and the existing equipment was being misused, and had not been secured properly.
- A failure to follow the most basic of health and safety measures, such as providing suitable PPE, making potential hazards clear with safety signs, and ensuring that a member of the team was first aid qualified.
As a result, Mr Patel was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for manslaughter by gross negligence, as well as eight months for health and safety offences, which seems like something of a small price to pay in relation to the needless loss of life caused by his lack of care. The aspect which most shocks us about this case, is the sheer scale of his indifference and incompetence, which makes it something of a miracle that no further injuries or fatalities were caused.
Another baffling yet all-too familiar aspect of this case, was the manager's ignorant and misinformed view of his responsibility, as Mr Patel openly expressed his opinion that each individual was responsible for their own safety. While it may be true that a safe workplace requires it's workers to employ safe working practices, it is first and foremost, the responsibility of those in charge to provide them with the tools to do this. Mr Patel was responsible for providing his workers with the training, knowledge and equipment needed to work safely, but it's startlingly clear that he failed miserably on all counts.
If you're an employer/manager who one day finds themselves in a similar situation, your ignorance will not
provide you with a valid excuse, and will not pardon your actions (or lack of). If you oversee operations at height, you have a duty to provide fall arrest systems and personal protective equipment
for your workers, in order to eliminate the potential dangers posed by working at height. If you aren't sure about what your operation needs, then make sure that you reach out to the professionals for advice, as there is no doubt that you will be held accountable if and when something goes wrong.
If you need advice on choosing the correct fall arrest equipment, please get in touch
with the SafetyLiftinGear team, so that we are able to help you avoid choosing the wrong product, or failing to prepare for the demands of your job!