As we've seen before
, it's very important to ensure that all loads are secure when transporting goods over any distance. It's impossible to estimate how much damage has been caused by unsecured loads falling from moving vehicles, but the vast majority of that damage could almost certainly have been prevented through the proper use of good-quality load restraint equipment
From ratchet straps to load binders, we sell a variety of different load restraint products here at SafetyLiftinGear.com, but which solution is best-suited to your requirements? Today, we'd like to quickly introduce you to a few of our most popular load restraint options and explain where they might come in handy:
These hard-wearing lashing straps are our most popular load restraint products. Consisting of a length of polyester webbing with a sturdy ratchet mechanism, they are suitable for securing a broad variety of different loads.
Cam buckle straps are similar to ratchet lashing straps - they just have a cam buckle instead of the ratchet design. Our cam buckle products cost less than the ratchet straps, and they can sometimes be a better choice if you are transporting fragile / delicate goods.
Load binders are a heavy-duty load restraint solution that use chains rather than polyester webbing to hold goods in place. Our load binder kits are ideal for transporting large machinery and other heavy items (if you don't wish to buy a full kit, you can purchase the load binder components individually here
If you're transporting goods using a pick-up truck or similar vehicle, a cargo bar can act as a barrier to stop things sliding off the truck's load bed. Our ratcheting cargo bars can be adjusted, allowing them to fit a wide variety of different vehicles.
We sell a number of other load restraint products here at SafetyLiftinGear, including bungee cords
and polypropylene rope
. Please click here
to browse our full range, or give us a call on 0808 123 69 69
if you're still not sure which type of load restraint equipment would best suit your needs.
We are very pleased and proud to share the news of a fantastic challenge being undertaken by our finance manager, Sam Wickens, who will cycle 450km in aid of women's cancer charities at the beginning of next year.
Stretching across Vietnam and Cambodia, the ride organised by Women V Cancer
will be a long and demanding challenge for Sam, who is hoping to reach her fundraising target of £3,000 over the next two months. The funds will be split between three amazing, women's cancer charities, each of which provides much-needed support for women suffering with cancer.
If you would like to donate, both ourselves and Sam would be extremely grateful for any sponsorship support that you would be able to offer to this incredibly worthwhile cause. Full details about the cycle ride, along with sponsorship information, can be found on Sam's Just Giving page here:
You can find out more about the charities that Sam will be supporting here:
We are happy to announce that we have added yet another high-quality safety harness to our selection, in the form of the C72WFA VOLT WIND by PETZL. This innovative harness is aimed specifically at workers in the wind power industry, and is designed to meet the demands of their work, while maintaining optimum safety and movement.
Thanks to the EASYFIT design of the harness, its first selling point is that it is extremely easy to get into, while also being highly comfortable to wear throughout the day. This is also assisted by the harness' LADDER CLIMB attachment, which allows ventral attachment of the fall-arrest trolley, for continued comfort throughout the progression.
The most useful and innovative of this harness' variety of features, however, are the wear protectors, which are included on the waistbelt and under the dorsal point. This limits strap wear when moving about inside the turbine tower, for lasting and hard-wearing protection against damage, for continued safety.
For a full demonstration of this product's many benefits, see the video below:
As well as this innovative safety harness, we also stock a range of other height safety products from PETZL. This includes everything from Karabiners to protective helmets, along with a selection of other high-quality harnesses, which are designed for ultimate comfort and safety.
To see the full range of PETZL products, which are available to purchase from SafetyLiftinGear, click here!
If you're looking for a safe and versatile lifting solution that will help to improve working efficiency, then a lifting magnet could be the ideal choice for your operation. Unlike other lifting attachments, lifting magnets have a simple securing and attachment process, which means that the lifting application can be initiated quickly, with half the hassle of other lifting solutions. This reduction in attachment processes also means that operation becomes safer for workers, while reducing the chance of causing unnecessary damage to the item being lifted.
Here at SafetyLiftinGear, we have a great selection of magnetic lifting devices, with options to suit a variety of lifting demands. Our range of permanent lifting magnets are an ideal choice for magnetic materials of 2000kg and under, without the need for any additional power. Thanks to the compact design of these lifting magnets, they are incredibly easy to transport, making them a flexible and reliable choice for a on-site lifting.
The most highly-capable of our lifting magnets is the 2000kg model, which can be bought or hired here, with a 2 year warranty for additional reliability.
In addition to permanent lifting magnets, which can be used with magnetic materials such as iron blocks or cylinder components, we also supply vacuum slab lifters, which provide powerful, cordless suction for stone lifting. These lifters are ideal for laying large stone slabs, and other concrete elements, and are also compatible with a number of lifting devices, for added versatility. Thanks to the rechargeable battery, which has the ability to last for an entire working day, this device is also ideal for on-site lifting, in a range of environments.
To see our full selection of lifting magnets, simply click here!