Working in a confined space can put you at a high-risk of workplace accidents. As confined spaces are fully enclosed or partially enclosed, they provide a high-risk of fire, explosions, drowning, asphyxiation, and loss of consciousness.
This is why you need a confined space risk assessment when working in this type of working environment. A confined space risk assessment will ensure your safety in these small and restricted areas.
Here's a look at the types of scenarios you should be prepared for when creating a confined space risk assessment for your workplace.
After completing your confined space risk assessment, it is important to acquire the necessary equipment for the job. A confined space rescue kit is a good place to start with these types of operations.
Here at SafetyLiftinGear, we provide a full confined space rescue kit which contains:
You can check out the specifications of this confined space rescue kit here. To stay safe in confined spaces make sure to check out our full range of confined space safety equipment here and be sure to complete your confined space risk assessment thoroughly.
It’s important to stay vigilant when working in hazardous environments, and this is particularly important when working in confined spaces. Confined space safety is vital as a confined environment is usually associated with dangerous chemicals and gases, as well as other hazards.
That’s why it’s important to not only have the right equipment but to make sure that equipment is completely reliable. Here at SafetyLiftinGear, we sell high-quality, reliable confined space safety gear that you can rely on time after time. To see our full collection of confined space safety gear, click here.
Here’s a closer look at some of the products we supply:
Confined Space Kits
Whether you need to retrieve something using a tripod/winch combination, or a full-scale rescue kit with an included safety harness, we have something for you. Have a browse through our selection of confined space kits and find the one that is right for your project.
Within a confined space, you’ll want to be aware of any potentially dangerous gases in that area. Our multi-gas detector can detect any H2S, CO, 02, LEL in the atmosphere so that you can evacuate to space if a harmful gas is present.
When working in a confined space the last thing you want to worry about is someone accidentally joining you! This not only risks pedestrian's safety but your own so it’s important you have something that lets people know where you are. Our high-visibility safety barriers are perfect to make people aware of the hazard.
If you need any advice on what confined space safety equipment best suits your project then feel free to get in touch. For that, or any query about our products give us a call on 0808 123 69 69.
If you are working in construction we expect that you are fully aware of the importance of construction safety gear. There are a number of hazards that can occur on a construction site, and it’s important to always take the appropriate safety measures to ensure your safety and the safety of everyone around you.
This can be as simple as making sure you are wearing the right construction safety gear. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is worn to give added protection in situations where a health and safety risk may occur. Protective headgear, eye protection, gloves, high visibility clothing and various other products can give you the peace of mind that you have taken the correct safety precautions. At SafetyLiftinGear we supply top-quality PPE to guarantee that you are as protected as possible and that the products you invest in will last.
We have a wide range of PPE, so be sure to browse our full collection when preparing yourself for the construction site.
Here are some of the construction safety gear we have on offer:Head ProtectionGlovesHigh Visibility ClothingDust MasksEye Protection
If you aren’t sure of what construction safety gear you need on the project you’re working on, feel free to ask our expert team for advice. We can help point you in the right direction so give us a call on 0808 123 69 69.
When it comes to dressing to impress, you may not think about PPE. PPE stands for ‘Personal Protective Equipment’, so while it may not be making an appearance at London fashion week, it is still incredibly important. PPE is essentially anything you can wear that will protect you against any hazardous conditions.
Here at SafetyLiftinGear, we supply a plethora of height safety products for a range of occupations that involve working at height on a regular basis. One profession that regularly requires workers to operate at dangerous heights is tree surgery - and that is why we supply a wide selection of Arborist Safety Equipment to help tree surgeons remain safe whilst they're working at height.
Health and safety regulations state that appropriate safety measures must be in place to protect workers who operate at height, so not only will our arborist gear help to keep you safe, it's essentially a legal requirement for this line of work.
We have a huge variety of arborist gear to choose from, including the following:
Fall protection harnesses are paramount to your safety when working at heights. They're probably the most important piece of height safety equipment, and that is why we provide you with a brilliant choice to ensure that your requirements are met.
Pulley blocks are designed to ensure that you're able to lift materials safely and efficiently. They're perfect for arborist applications thanks to their superior length, and the pulley block will automatically lock off when engaged.
Tool lanyards are designed to prevent your tools from falling to the ground and striking someone. Our tool lanyards are great value for money, and we have a large range for arborists to choose from.
In addition to all of the above, we also stock a massive selection of climbing accessories such as climbing spikes, carabiners, gloves, and much more. These products are all specifically designed to keep you as safe as possible while you're working.
This only a selection of the arborist gear that we offer here at SafetyLiftinGear. To view our full arborist gear range, simply click below! If you have any questions regarding our arborist gear or any of our other products and services, then please do not hesitate to contact us today.
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As you can imagine, working at a tree height above ground is not the most low-risk job. That's why, when it comes to this job, it is important to take note of some arborist safety tips. It is important to remember that trees can be fragile things, so treat them with respect and they will look after you in turn.
Never climb close to power lines.
This is an incredibly important arborist safety tip to remember when working in the trees. If your arborist rope happens to touch a live power line, you could easily get electrocuted. Make sure you thoroughly inspect the area around you and ensure there are no live power lines around you.
Always wear a helmet.
When working at a height, wearing a helmet should be your first priority. Not only will it protect your head if you happen to fall from the tree, it will protect you from any falling branches or objects from above. Making sure you wear a heavy duty arborist helmet when doing arborist work is very important. You can browse our range of arborist helmets and hard hats here.
Inspect the tree before you climb it.
As you may well already know, tree branches get even more delicate the further you climb. So before you climb, our third arborist safety tip is to inspect the tree before you take your first step. Take note of any weakness or damage and evaluate whether is it safe to climb that particular tree.
Be careful when climbing older trees.
Following on from our above point, older trees can be particularly hard to climb. Age and things like moss or plants can make the tree weaker than it may appear at first, so be sure to keep a close eye out for any weakness.
Prepare for the weather ahead.
It is best to avoid any arborist jobs in storms, heavy rain or in ice storms. If it is meant to be cold weather, we would recommend wearing some PPE Wet Weather Gear to protect you from the frost.
Wear a safety harness suitable for the job.
To help you maintain the utmost level of arborist safety, a safety harness is necessary. We stock a huge selection of safety harnesses for height safety solutions which highly value comfort and protection. Take a look at some of our arborist safety harnesses here:
This safety harness comes with a front attachment D ring, rear dorsal attachment D ring, work positioning belt, comfort padding and much more. It can carry up to 140kg.
This bosuns man riding seat for access work can be attached to a crane or similar device. it should be used with suitable secondary safety line when applicable and is light and easy to use.
If you'd like to browse our full collection of arborist equipment, just click here! We hope you follow these Arborist Safety tips and stay safe when working at heights.
We at SafetyLiftinGear are very much looking forward to next week because we (along with hundreds of other manufacturers and retailers) will be heading to London for PLASA 2017. The PLASA Show has long been one of the biggest events in the live entertainment industry calendar, and this year's instalment promises to be bigger and better than ever - not least because it's their 40-year anniversary!
Here's everything you need to know about the event:
When is it? 17-19 September 2017
Where is it? Olympia, London, UK
What can I expect? 200+ exhibitors showcasing a range of innovative products for the live event / entertainment industry.
Where will you guys be? You'll find SafetyLiftinGear on Stand E10.
What will you be showing off? We're glad you asked! We'll be promoting our fantastic range of RoadCrew event rigging products, including the following....
This brand new addition to our product range is used by stunt performers, as well as by numerous other people for all sorts of applications. Strong yet lightweight, the free-rolling roller bearings offer a fantastic strength-to-weight ratio.
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Another new addition to the SLG catalogue, these highly flexible slings are ideal for lifting and rigging jobs where the load would be damaged by abrasive chain/wire slings.
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This award-winning product is ultra-lightweight and can be used in a wide variety of different situations. Also available with a 500kg capacity.
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And that's just the tip of the iceberg - we'll have dozens of other top-quality rigging products on our stand at the PLASA show, so make sure you're in attendance!
We're very proud of our RoadCrew brand, and our customers love the RoadCrew event rigging gear they purchase from us. As a special autumn offer, we're giving away a FREE RoadCrew T-shirt (see above) to everyone who spends £250 or more on event rigging gear with SafetyLiftinGear before the 31st of October. Don't miss out!
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