Electric Stair Climber Sack Truckstair climber

Moving heavy goods is difficult at the best of times, but this is particularly hard when a flight of stairs is involved. If you've ever had to move heavy goods up or down the stairs you'll know what a pain it can be trying to work out the logistics of the job.

This is also one of the most dangerous parts of any lifting job as the stairs create an additional risk to the person carrying out the job and damaging the goods themselves. Luckily, we want to provide you with a solution to all your lifting jobs, which is why we are introducing our Electric Stair Climbing Sack Truck!

This 150kg electric powered sack truck is ideal for carrying furniture, household appliances, and other large items up and down the stairs safely. This means it is the ideal piece of equipment for hospitals, libraries, shopping centers, construction, removal companies and many more industries. This makes moving goods far more efficient as well as drastically reducing the risk of injury.

     

Currently, we are offering this excellent product at a special promotional price of £1298.98 + VAT (Normal listing price: 1498.98 + VAT)

 

Some of the benefits of this electric stair climber are:

  • The climber is fitted with two heavy-duty rubber tracks to ensure it has excellent grip
  • Can hold goods up to 150kg
  • It is easily controlled so the operator can choose between 3 speeds for the ascent/descent
  • Rear foldable handles for easy manoeuvrability
  • Folds away for easy storage and transportation
  • LED display with battery indicatory
  • Battery lasts approximately 1.5hrs (equivalent to moving 30 times up and down stairs)
  • Safety belt with buckle ensures load is safely secured

 

If you have any questions about our new electric stair climber or about any of our other products feel free to get in touch. We are always more than happy to help with any inquiry so contact us today

what not to do height safety

Oh dear, can you spot the safety issue in the image above? 

Your safety is important to us, which is why we stock such an extensive range of height safety equipment to help protect you and your team during various working at height jobs. Height safety equipment is something we particularly pride ourselves on, from harnesses to fall arrest blocks we can help you stay safe - There's just one catch...  You need to know how to use it!

As you can see in the above image, you can have access to the most high-quality height safety equipment, but you need to know how to use it correctly and safely - in this case, knowing to attach yourself to a suitable engineered and improvised anchorage point before approaching a leading edge! As we've said, we supply a huge range of safety gear, all of which you can browse by clicking here. But in accordance with the working at height regulations 2005, you also need to ensure that anyone required to work at height is suitably trained and competent.

To be in compliance with current regulations, you must undergo appropriate height safety training to make sure you understand the risks associated with working at height and that you can have a better understanding of how to minimise the risks. We provide various a Working at Heights Course that provides all the essential knowledge and training that anyone working at height would need. We highly recommend this for those working at height and also their supervisors/managers to ensure health and safety regulations are being met.

The best advice we can give you is NOT to ignore the instruction manuals supplied with our products and follow the current regulations regarding working at height. View the  HSE's guide to height safety hereWithout knowing how to use the equipment properly, you are still putting yourself and others at risk.

All of our products are supplied complete with instruction manuals. These manuals can also be easily downloaded from our website, it's vital that you read the instructions carefully before using the equipment. Many of our products also have videos that give additional specific information. If a video is included you will find it on the right-hand side of the product pages. As you can see:

To see our full collection of product videos you can visit our YouTube channel

 We also have a huge range of blogs on height safety that can help you meet all the safety requirements necessary for jobs up high. Read the following blogs before working up high to ensure you don't make any silly mistakes:

Working at Heights Course from SafetyLiftinGear

Height Safety Solutions 

Working at Height Risk Assessment

Working at Height Rescue Plan

Working at Heights - Regulations and Employer Responsibilities

Working at Height Safety: Questions and Answers

 

If you have any questions about how to use any of our safety equipment please do not hesitate to get in touch. Always remember to put your safety first and ensure you know how to use our equipment before using it! Contact us today for more information

 

At SafetyLiftinGear we always aim to offer a lifting solution to match all of our customer's requirements, which is exactly why we continue to expand our range of products. This time we have added products to our popular range of hydraulic cylinders, now our product range is suitable for those looking to lift 150 tonnes and 200 tonnes

Previously we only stocked hydraulic cylinders that were capable of moving 100 tonne weights, which is why we are so pleased to add even more specialist products for high capacity lifting/jacking.  

Our hydraulic cylinders are helpful in a range of industrial applications. Whether you need to push, pull or lift, our hydraulic cylinders are capable of the job. Their durable design allows them to be used day after day and always perform perfectly. To see our new, heavy-duty hydraulic cylinders, see the links below: 

Hydraulic Cylinders

 Hydraulic Cylinders

150 tonne x 100mm Hydraulic Cylinder

150 tonne x 150mm Hydraulic Cylinder

200 tonne x 100mm Hydraulic Cylinder

200 tonne x 150mm Hydraulic Cylinder

 

Hydraulic Hand Pump 2 Speed

Heavy-duty hydraulic hand pump

We also supply a range of manual hand pumps to operate the cylinders. We had to expand this collection too to accommodate our new hydraulic cylinder range. Our hydraulic hand pumps have a large release valve handle for controlling lead decent and 2 speeds so they can be used for high and low-pressure projects. This hand pump is compatible with the hydraulic cylinders above!

 

If you can't seem to find the combination of products you need for your lifting project than you always talk to us about your requirements. If you're wondering what other hydraulic cylinders we offer you can read our blog post here. If you ever need to ask our expert advice about lifting equipment, you can contact us here today

 

 

Regulations and Employer Responsibilities working at height

If you often work at height, you'll know that taking safety seriously is an important priority. Working at height is the leading cause of injuries and fatalities in the construction industry and this is no surprise with workers commonly working on rooftops, ladders, and fragile surfaces. The HSE (Health and Safety Executives) are fully aware of the risk involved with such tasks and have put a number of regulations that must be adhered to in order to ensure safety when working at height.

These are not only to help individuals understand what they can do to help protect themselves, but also to alert employers to the responsibilities that have for employees who are working in these hazardous situations. This guide should help explain what the official regulations and responsibilities are when working at height, whether you're an employer looking to take the necessary steps or an employee who wants to know their rights are being followed. So keep reading to learn more: 

What is classed as working at height?

Working at height is when an individual is working at a height that could cause injury if said individual fell from that height. This is the case even if the drop is below ground level. Common examples of working at height involve work that is carried out upon roofs, scaffolding, ladders or any ledge above ground level.

This does not include going up and down on permanent staircases in a building or trips and falls on one level. A fall from height must involve falling from one level to another level. 

 

What does an employer have to do to comply with working at height regulations?

There are a number of regulations that apply to working at height, many of which are concern how an employer is responsible  (to a reasonable extent) for their employee's safety when working at height. If you control any work that will take place at height because you are a building owner or facility manager meaning that you are contracting people to do such jobs, you must ensure the following things

  • Avoid setting jobs that involve working at a dangerous height when possible
  • Do what you can to minimise the distance and consequences of a fall
  • Use equipment which prevents falls (Harnesses, etc)

  Employers who are planning the work must be sure to:

  • Ensure that employees are instructed and trained to work at height
  • Ensure the work is planned, organised and supervised at all times
  • The risks from fragile surfaces have been properly controlled
  • Take weather conditions into account each time working at height needs to be done
  • Check that all equipment for working at height is checked and inspected
  • Check the place where working at height take will take place is safe
  • Take care to take any precautions that minimise the risk of falling objects

 

What must employees do to appropriately follow working at height regulations?

Of course, employers can't control everything - there is a level of responsibility the employee has to ensure their own safety. Not every instance can be controlled by the employer, particularly how their employee will behave whilst carrying out work at height. For that reason, employees must ensure that:

  • They comply with Working at Height Regulations
  • They are not under the influence of any intoxicant which could lead them to become a danger to themselves or others at work
  • They use the working at height equipment or tools they have access to which prevents falls or dropping tools, etc. As well as wear appropriate PPE.
  • They report any known dangers in the workplace such as defective equipment that may become a health and safety risk
  • They behave in a responsible manner to protect the safety and health of themselves and others
  • They take advantage of the safety training provided by the employer

 

What training could my employer provide for working at height?

Training courses can help both the employer and employee ensure they know of all the proper precautions that could keep everyone working at height safe. Two of the courses you could consider are:

General Working at Heights Training - Learn the essential knowledge anyone working at heights should be aware of. Understand the regulations and understand the best ways to minimise risks.

Safety Harness & Lanyard Training - Learn the correct harness and lanyard for each situation to make sure the proper equipment is being used. Important for employers and employees to know so they can ensure they are properly prepared for working at height. 

 

How do you carry out a working at height risk assessment?

Regulations state that a risk assessment must be carried out before any work at height takes place. This a full examination of the factors that could cause harm in the workplace so that the correct precautions can be carried out. This is to ensure all risks have been determined so they can be reduced or eliminated. We recently did a blog which explained what is involved in planning a risk assessment for working at height, you can read that post here.

A competent working at heights risk assessment will involve:

  • Identifying the potential hazards
  • Identifying who may be harmed and how
  • Evaluate all known potential risks
  • A detailed record of all the potential hazards

It is illegal to work at height until a risk assessment has been carried out. It is only following this assessment that an employer can review and update how they have taken steps to minimise or reduce these risks.

 

How do you plan a working at height rescue plan?

Even if you have taken all the necessary precautions that are legally required, it's impossible to account for everything which is why it is so important that a working at heights rescue plan is in place in case of an accident or injury. The HSE ensures this is taken to account by the employer and that employees are aware of it. Those who are expected to carry out the rescue plan must be suitably trained for such procedures and this rescue plan must be updated frequently to ensure any equipment that may be required is checked or updated.

Each rescue plan should ensure that a working at height kit is always near in case of any incident. If you need to get a rescue kit for your project you can browse our Emergency Rescue Kits here.

If you are creating a working at height rescue plan you must consider:

  • What is the anchor point for all safety equipment?
  • Will the rescuers be putting themselves in danger when carrying out the plan?
  • How will the rescuers move those in need once they are reached?
  • Is the safety equipment the individual was using still intact/safe?
  • How will the individual be attached to the rescue kit?

Working at Heights Guide

What equipment should be provided to employees working at height?

There is a huge range of equipment that can help prevent an individual from getting injured whilst working at height. We make it our business to supply the equipment that is needed in this working condition. To see our full range of height safety equipment, click here. Or see our list below of vital equipment we recommend you think about when preparing your team to work at height:

Harnesses

Height Safety Kits

Fall Arrest Blocks

Lanyards

Height Safety Kits

Fall Protection Equipment

 

If you would like any advice on what equipment best suits your Working at Height plan, feel free to get in touch. We are more than happy to ensure you know what equipment is needed to follow correct regulations and fulfil employer responsibilities when working at height. For any query regarding and safety or lifting gear (or both!) contact us today.

 

Minifor alternative

If you're looking for a cost-effective alternative to a Minifor Hoist, our Electric Hoists are a perfect fit! Electric hoists are ideal for lifting heavy loads efficiently and safely, they're the go-to equipment when lifting heavy loads. However, When you are lifting heavy loads, it's vitally important to ensure that your lifting equipment is strong, sturdy and is of the highest quality that's where our 500kg Electric Wire Hoist comes into play!

Electric hoists don't come better than this!  It can be used on a variety of job sites such as construction, restoration, elevators, lift shafts, industrial and many more; and it has a working load limit of 500kg - but this can be increased to 1000kg with a reeving kit (at an additional cost).

Electric Wire Hoists

If you need a version that you can control from afar, you'll love our 500kg Electric Wire Hoist With Remote ControlSimple and easy to use!

It is compact, lightweight and portable, allowing you to transport it around your site with ease. However, even though it is lightweight, this electric hoist is still robust thanks to its aluminium casing. This hoist is not restricted to a certain height of lift and can work on an unlimited length of rope; it truly is a top-notch piece of equipment.

No matter how tough your lifting job is, or what your requirements are, we're confident this Fixator 110 Volt Wire Hoist will fit the bill! We're so confident of the quality of this wire hoist that we offer a 12-month warranty as standard.

If you wish to purchase this electric wire hoist, or you'd like to find out more details about this piece of equipment, please click here. If you have any questions you wish to ask our customer service team, feel free to give them a call on 0808 123 69 69 - they'd be more than happy to help and answer your questions.