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Eclipse Magnets

We're pleased to announce we have recently added a variety of Lifting Magnets from Eclipse Magnetics to our range! 

Eclipse Magnetics specialise in fail-safe magnetic technology and provide high-quality lifting magnets worldwide. These lifting magnets are ideal for light-weight to heavy-duty lifting operations with a range of different lifting capacities and models.

Here are a few benefits of our new lifting magnets from Eclipse Magnetics: 

  • Simple to use with on-off operation
  • Magnetic lifters increase efficiency 
  • Safe to use with fail-safe mechanisms 
  • Greater lift control 
  • Does not need a constant power source

Suited to all your lifting needs, here's a look at the new model we've added to our range of lifting magnets:

Eclipse Thin Plate Lifting Magnet

£541.75 - £863.98 inc VAT

This eclipse magnet is designed for lifting with a thin plate safely and securely. Available in weight capacities of 150kg and 300kg.


The Ultralift Plus range of manual lifters provides you with one of the safest lifting magnets around. With excellent performance to weight ratio, the Eclipse Ultralift Plus can lift anywhere from 125kg - 2000kg depending on the model you choose.

To browse the full range of our lifting magnets from eclipse magnetics, just click here! Or if you have any questions about our new range, just get in touch with a member of our team. 


working at height safety

Falls while working at a height are responsible for a huge amount of workplace injuries and fatalities every year. In Great Britain, falls from a height were the biggest cause of workplace fatalities in 2017. 

Safety precautions are incredibly important for anyone who works at height. To help improve height safety knowledge today, we've put together a few of the most common working at height safety question and answers.



Everyone hates the sensation of cold hands, it's uncomfortable and makes it increasingly difficult to carry out the most basic tasks. Even if you're just trying to use a set of keys, or typing on your phone, cold hands are an inconvenience. This is even more of a problem if you work outside, as many of our customers do! Luckily, this winter we have you covered with our thermal work gloves

Investing in a good pair of thermal work gloves for winter will make a substantial difference when working outside. Thermal gloves are a good place to start protecting your or your employee's hands. To see what thermal work gloves we have on offer, keep reading.


(Thermal-lined Working Gloves)

Our durable Impact Working Gloves have a thermal lining which makes them perfect for winter! They are made from high-quality, cut-resistant materials which make them hard-wearing no matter what time of year it is. The thermal lining will protect your hands from plummeting winter temperatures while the impact protection guards against injury. These winter work gloves are available in three different sizes so you should be able to find a pair that best suits your requirements. 

(Woolly Thinsulate Gloves)

These woolly gloves are great for working outside too, the Thinsulate lining gives extra warmth to these super comfortable gloves. Great for working outside in winter on jobs that don't require extra hand protection. These work gloves for winter will keep your hands warm whilst allowing for maximum movement, so you won't need to worry about stiff fingers!


(More Cold & Wet Weather Gear)

It's not just hands we are protecting this winter! We have a range of winter clothing that will help you throughout the chilly season, from hats to coats we will have you fully prepped for working outside. To learn more about our range of winter protection, click here. Or if you are just interested in seeing more of our work gloves, click here


If you have any questions about our thermal work gloves or about any of our other products do not hesitate to get in touch. Our helpful team is always happy to help, so please contact us today


Here at SafetyLiftinGear, we’re excited to promote our fantastic range of battery powered pallet trucks - thanks to their high-powered electric motors, electric pallet trucks are a guaranteed favourite for any and all material handling tasks. Take a sneak peek at the range of battery powered pallet trucks available here!


 1500kg battery powered pallet truck


1500kg Fully-Electric Battery Powered Pallet Truck

This 1500kg fully-electric battery powered pallet truck is fully electric and can assist with both powered movement and powered lifting. With a 500w drive motor and 3.5hrs working time on the battery, this battery-powered pallet truck is sure to make any lifting and transporting jobs a breeze. Without the need to use manual force, using an electric pallet truck means that jobs can be completed quicker and far more efficiently, while also improving the risk associated with manual labour. 

Similar to the semi-electric battery powered pallet truck, this battery-powered pallet truck also has a skeleton design which reduces the weight by around 25% when compared to a traditional pallet truck. The simplified structure also means it is easier to maintain as the pallet truck does not need to be stripped down.

Both our semi-electric and fully electric battery powered pallet trucks also work perfectly while ascending and descending. Both trucks can guarantee 4% slope braking and 3.5% climbing performance. This means no huffing and puffing while transporting your pallet truck up a hill! 


You can browse our full range of battery powered pallet trucks here! If you have any questions, we're more than happy to help. You can contact us here or give us a call on 0808 123 69 69. 


Windproof Jackets

We love complaining about the weather here in Britain; it fills us with satisfaction and national pride. However, when we stop complaining (briefly) about the wind and the rain, we try to think of ways to lessen the effects of the bad weather. With the number of storms we've experienced this year, this probably isn't the first time you've thought about getting yourself a handy windproof jacket!

Most of our customers are more than familiar with working outside through the harsh winter months, which is why we supply a useful range of cold weather gear, to see our full range you can click here. If you want a closer look at the winterproof jackets we supply, keep reading. 

Windproof Jackets


Our windproof jackets not only work as a windbreaker but they are also waterproof and have a safety harness incorporated into the design. These jackets are not only attractive but extremely practical and make for perfect workwear. By combining windproof and waterproof materials with a fall protection jacket, it is your perfect accessory throughout winter jobs. 

Our windproof work jackets come in two designs to suit your needs! Our high-visibility jacket with reflective strips ensures that you will be seen wherever you are working. This gives you an added safety precaution whilst working in the wind and the rain when visibility can be poor.

We also offer the same windproof jacket in a fashionable black design for jobs that do not require high-visibility such as rigging. This black fall protection jacket allows you to work in the harsher weather whilst being comfortable and safe.  


Of course, you don't need to take our word for it! Here's a video demonstrating how our windproof jackets hold up against the elements:


If you have any questions about our windproof work jackets or any of the other products we supply, feel free to get in touch. Our team of experts are always here to help so contact us today


Principles of material handling

If you work in a material handling occupation, it is important that you know the principles of material handling. Material handling comes with a set rule of principles to ensure all material handling is executed deliberately and efficiently.

All material handling workers abide by the following principles, so ensure you revise and understand the importance of these ten points.

The 10 Principles of Material Handling

  • Planning Principle

The planning principle states that all material handling operations should be the results of a deliberate plan. The performance objectives, the need of the operation and the functional specification should be defined from the very beginning.

  • Standardisation Principle

The standardisation principle of material handling believes that all methods, equipment, controls, and software should be standardised within the limits of achieving the performance objectives. This should not sacrifice the needed flexibility, modularity or throughput.

  • Work Principle

The work principle of material handling believes that material handling work should be minimised without hindering productivity or the service level requires for the operation.

  • Ergonomic Principle

The capability of humans and limitations should be recognised and respected. This should be considered when designing the material handling tasks and equipment in order to ensure a safe and effective operation.

  • Unit Load Principle

This principle of material handling requires all unit loads to be appropriately sized. They should also be configured to achieve the material for and the objectives at each stage in the supply chain.

  • Space Utilisation Principle

Space Utilisation requires all available space is used effectively and efficiently.

  • System Principle

The system principle states that all material movement and storage activities should be integrated to form a coordinated operational system. This should include the following things.

  • Receiving
  • Inspection
  • Storage
  • Production
  • Assembly
  • Packaging
  • Unitising
  • Order Selection
  • Shipping
  • Transportation
  • Handling of returns
  • Automation Principle

Wherever possible, all material handling operations should be mechanised or automated. This improves operational efficiency, increased responsiveness, improved consistency, predictability and decreases operational costs and/or potentially unsafe manual labor.

  • Environmental Principle

The environmental principle of material handling believes that all environmental impact and energy consumption should be considered when designing or selecting alternative equipment and material handling systems.

  • Life Cycle Cost Principle

Finally, a thorough economic analysis should account for the entire lifecycle of all material handling equipment and resulting systems.

We specialise in material handling here at SafetyLiftinGear, so if you're in need of any material handling equipment, click the button below to browse our extensive product range. We understand the principles of material handling so if you have any questions about your project or any of our products do not hesitate to ask.

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Electric wire rope hoist with pendant control - the Fixator 500 hoist is powerful and portable!

Load capacity: 500kg

Fixator hoist

To help you with all your lifting needs, our best-selling Fixator 500 hoist is back in stock! This sturdy electric hoist is a low-cost Minifor alternative with a compact, portable design. It's ideal for use on construction sites as well as in warehouses, manufacturing plants, lift shafts, and a wide range of other work environments.

The Fixator hoist is available with or without a wireless remote control. Buy or hire now!

500kg Electric Wire Rope Hoist   500kg Hoist with Remote Control

Electric hoists make it easy to lift heavy equipment safely. Radio-controlled electric wire hoists are especially helpful, which is why our Remote Control 500kg Electric Wire Hoist (available in 20 to 120 metres) is such a popular product.


Why use a Fixator hoist?

There are many advantages to using an electric wire rope hoist. They allow you to relocate and lift items easily and efficiently and can often be operated by just one person. This helps to keep working costs low and keeps the workplace running smoothly.

Electric wire hoists like the Fixator 500 hoist also generally have a high lifting capacity, plus they're exceptionally strong and durable. Electric hoists can last many years if they are well maintained!

We strive to offer our customers the best quality at the lowest prices, and we believe the Fixator 500 hoist matches this description. Fixator hoists are a great low-cost alternative to Minifor hoists.


Fixator Hoist - Product Features & Specifications

  • Failsafe primary brake
  • Unlimited working height
  • Durable aluminium casing
  • Hand held pendant controller
  • Optional radio control with 100m transmitter range
  • Emergency stop with removable key
  • 8m per min lifting speed
  • 6.5mm diameter rope
  • 500kg load capacity
  • Dimensions: 255 x 240 x 809mm
  • Weight: 32kg

We also have a number of different accessories that can be used with the Fixator 500 hoist:

Rope for Fixator hoist

Rope for Fixator Wire Rope Hoist

Fitted with a latch hook. The Fixator hoist rope is available in four different lengths: 20mtr, 30mtr, 60mtr and 120mtr.

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Reeving kit for FIxator hoist

Reeving Kit for Fixator Hoist

Suitable for the 500kg Fixator hoist. Doubles the hoist's load capacity to 1000kg.

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Order your Fixator hoist here. This electric wire rope hoist is also available to hire if you only need it for a limited period of time.

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