Roller Crowbar
 
Quite often, the most difficult of transporting a heavy object isn't lifting and moving it - which is easy enough if you've got the right material handling equipment - but getting underneath the object in the first place. It's all well and good having a forklift or a pallet truck, put if the load you're moving don't have much in the way of ground clearance, you'll have to manually load the goods onto the forks yourself. And that can be a pain in more ways than one.
 
Fortunately, our material handling range contains a straightforward solution to this common problem: roller crowbars!
 
Roller Crowbars
 
These wheeled crowbars are easy to manoeuvre around the warehouse, and they can get in underneath loads with even the most minimal ground clearance. Once that's done, you can simply wheel your low-to-the-ground goods to wherever they need to be.
 
But the roller crowbar isn't the only handy item in this section of our website! We also stock the Roller Pinch Bar (compact and lightweight - also available to hire).
Pallet Truck Hire
As you may already know, we sell a huge variety of materials handling equipment here at SafetyLiftinGear.com, including a great selection of high-quality Pallet Trucks. Our Pallet Trucks are ideal for shifting pallets and other loads around the warehouse, and we offer a number of specialised trucks in case you want to buy a product with longer forks or a built-in weighing scale.
 
But what if you don't want to buy a pallet truck outright? What if you simply need to rent a pallet truck for short, medium or long-term hire? Well, that's not a problem - we offer a full Pallet Truck hire service too! We provide high-quality pallet trucks for hire so that however long you need it for, you know it can get the job done. 
 
Pallet Truck Hire
 
All of our pallet trucks are available to hire as well as to purchase, and we think you'll find that our hire rates are very reasonable indeed. As a matter of fact, our long-term hire contracts start from just £5 per week! This affordable, high-quality service makes Pallet Truck Hire from us a simple and easy process that you can rely on. 
 
To get you started, here are some of our most popular pallet trucks - all of these are available to hire from any of our depots across the UK:
 
Remember, we also offer a full pallet truck maintenance and repair service to help you keep your pallet trucks in tip-top working condition. Please get in touch with us today for any enquiries regarding our all-terrain Pallet Truck hire or maintenance and repair service by calling 0117 9381 600 or emailing sales@safetyligtingear.com
 
Telescopic Aluminium Ladder
 
If you need a sturdy ladder that will help you to safely access high-up areas, our Collapsible Telescopic Aluminium Ladder is a perfect choice. This lightweight collapsible ladder is one of the best-selling items in our entire product range, and the glowing reviews we've received from countless happy customers suggest that it's a very high-quality ladder indeed!
 
Here's just a sample of the feedback we've had:
  • "Good value, very convenient and easy to handle" - Peter from Ingatestone

  • "Excellent ladder - ideal for getting into the loft and easy to store" - Steven from the Isle of Man

  • "Arrived promptly. Worked as expected. Especially like the stops between rungs so you do not catch your fingers when lowering it" - Eric from Wantage
 
One of the best features of this collapsible ladder is its ability to be easily transported. It is simple to fold down, resulting in it being small enough to store just about anywhere, from the cupboard under the sink to the boot of your car. While the ladder can be safely used by people weighing up to 150kg (that's 23 stone and 8 pounds), the product itself is very lightweight indeed, so you should have no trouble carrying it around.
 
Watch the video below to see our Collapsible Ladder in use and click the button to order yours today!
 
 
If you have any questions regarding our Telescopic Collapsible Ladder or any of our other products and services, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of the SLG team today!
construction hammer

Last week, a headline published in the Northen Echo captured our attention, as it was announced that a construction firm had been ordered to pay £45,000, as a result of an on-site injury. Initially, this struck us as the same neglectful safety story that we've grown used to reading about, whereby a firm or supervisor is found to have been using unsafe working practices, or unsuitable equipment, and is punished accordingly. This story, however, was distinctly different from previous cases that we have examined, as it lacked the obvious signs of neglect often present in cases such as these. As a result, this got us thinking about the way in which we discuss health and safety in construction, and how, at times, we may be guilty of forgetting the grey areas that surround workplace safety measures.

In the case mentioned, project manager Paul Powton was injured whilst working on a spa expansion for Walter Thompson Ltd, a family-run firm of contractors. Whilst laying two concrete slabs, Mr Powton was injured as the crow bar he was using to lever the slabs into place flew up and hit him in the face, after the top slab fell from the chain block being used to lift it. On inspection, it was found that this incident occurred due to poor planning, time pressure, and a lack of proper risk assessment procedures, with blame falling primarily on the firm, but also on Mr Powton himself. 

Just two week prior to the incident, the site had passed its monthly health and safety audit, and during proceedings the company was praised for their 'exemplary' health and safety record. In addition, this was also the company's first prosecution in almost a 100 years of working in the industry. This illustrates the true scale of health and safety risks in the construction industry, by showing that heavy lifting incidents can easily occur, even in the most safety-conscious workplaces. Health and safety cannot be maintained on a monthly or even weekly basis, but must be properly assessed and executed as part of daily working practices. 

In order to avoid these incidents, companies and employees should:

  • Plan ahead with plenty of time, to properly asses each element of the job at hand.
  • Use the correct lifting and handling equipment, which has been safety checked and approved.
  • Double check the equipment, and run through safety measures before going ahead with the work.
  • Clearly communicate health and safety procedures throughout the work force, for a unified approach to safety.
  • If incidents do occur, the situation should be properly scrutinised in order to ensure that a repeat in never allowed to occur.
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Working at height can be very dangerous, and if there's one profession that guarantees a steady stream of high-up work, it's tree surgery. Tree surgeons (also known as arborists) are required to ascend tall trees on a daily basis, and it's important for these workers and their employers to do everything possible to minimise the risk of a fall.

We at SafetyLiftinGear.com consider ourselves specialists in the field of height safety, and sure enough, we sell a range of height safety products that are especially perfect for tree surgeons and the work they do.

Tree Surgeon Equipment

Our selection of tree surgeon equipment is designed to help arborists climb trees and go about their work safely. Here's a quick look at some of the products currently available to buy or hire from SafetyLiftinGear.com:

Safety Harnesses

A strong safety harness is perhaps the most important item for anyone who works at height. To help prevent you / your workers from falling to the ground during a job, we offer an assortment of different harnesses that are ideally suited to tree surgery.


Climbing Accessories

We also stock a variety of ascenders, descenders, and pulley products to help you get up and down trees with minimal difficulty.


Tool Lanyards & Hooks

These products are designed to prevent tools and other items from falling to the ground while you're busy working. A tool dropped from height can cause serious injuries to anyone who might be standing beneath you, so it's a good idea to use hooks and lanyards to keep everything attached to your person.