When it comes to transporting important goods and materials, using suitable, reliable load-restraint equipment is essential. If sub-standard equipment is used, the risk of your load becoming loose and potentially damaged is increased, which can have very negative consequences for the person transporting the goods and the more importantly, the people who are travelling around them. Here at SafetyLiftinGear, we supply a comprehensive range of load restraint equipment that you can trust to properly secure your important loads. One of the items that we have in our Load Restraint category is Polypropylene Rope, available in a variety of lengths and thicknesses, perfect for a wide range of restraint applications. If you’re wondering what polypropylene rope is, however, continue reading to find out and some of its benefits!
Polypropylene Rope & It’s Benefits
Polypropylene rope is a fantastic general-purpose piece of rope equipment that is suited for a number of applications in the domestic, business and leisure domain. As mentioned, it comes in a variety of lengths and thicknesses, making it a strong, sturdy choice that provides a number of advantages which sets it apart from other similar types of rope. We take a look at a number of these below:
- Rot-Proof Material – Polypropylene is a great material for load restraint as it’s completely rot-proof! This comes as a massive benefit for long-term use and storage, particularly when used outdoors where the possibility of it being regularly soaked is high. Other types of rope such as hemp rope, for example, will not be able to withstand such conditions due to bacterial growth. Polypropylene rope, on the other hand, is able to maintain its capabilities and strength for much longer.
- Ability to Float - At first, this may not seem to be a great advantage, but if you need a rope for boating purposes, a rope which does not float will not last long at all. As polypropylene is able to be easily retrieved, it makes it a natural choice for ropes used in and around water. It’s bright colour also enables it to be easily seen in harsh ambient weather, low-light conditions or against the dark backdrop of water.
- Robust Construction – One of the ropes most notable benefits is the way it is made. Polypropylene is a hardy polymer which is resistant to many types of glue and solvents. The rope is woven from three-strand yarn making it extremely durable and strong. Polypropylene also has a higher melting point than most common polymers, making it resistant to heat and friction. It also will not splinter, which makes it more user-friendly, prolonging its life even when frequently knotted and untied.
These are just a few of the many benefits that polypropylene rope has over its counterparts and why it is such a great option when it comes to load restraint. You’ll be glad to hear that our Polypropylene Rope collection consists of many variations, perfect for any task.
To view our full range, simply click the button below. If you have any questions regarding our polypropylene rope or if you are having trouble trying to purchase yours, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our customer service team today!
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We’ve recently added a brand-new range of corrosion-resistant chain hoists to our site that we’re sure will appeal to those of you who are looking for a lifting solution that is suitable for use in harsh environments! Unlike your standard chain hoists, these corrosion resistant chain hoists have a protective coating that means they can be used in conditions where other materials would corrode quickly!
These corrosion resistant chain blocks feature a stainless-steel hand and load chain making them incredibly durable. This particular type of chain block is ideal for use in confined areas because it features a unique 360° rotating hand chain guide, making all of your lifting jobs incredibly easy regardless of the conditions you’re working in! They are available in a range of different weight capacities and chain lengths to suit your needs.
Take a look at our Corrosion Resistant Chain Hoist range here:
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Another of our new corrosion-resistant chain hoist products are these Corrosion Resistant Trolley Hoists. Much like the chain blocks, these trolley hoists come in a variety of different weight capacities from 500kg to 1250kg and they have the same revolutionary 360° hand chain guide. These trolley hoists are available with an integral push trolley or an integrally geared trolley, depending on your preference.
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These corrosion-resistant chain hoists are perfect for use in the food processing industry, chemical industries such as the paper or dye industries, or for use in farming or sewage treatment plants. All of our corrosion resistant chain hoists are fully tested and certified, so you can purchase them with confidence.
If you have any questions about our new corrosion-resistant chain hoist range, or if you have any general queries that we can help you with – don’t hesitate to get in touch!
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If you didn't already know, our SLG Glasgow depot opened this month - giving customers easy access to high-quality safety lifting equipment in Glasgow and the north!
If you come into our Glasgow depot, it's likely that you'll meet our depot manager, Stuart Copping. Stuart and his team can provide you with expert advice about all of our safety lifting products.
You can also click & collect from our Glasgow depot, making purchasing or hiring SafetyLiftinGear products easier than ever!
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A scaffolding company located in Dorset has been sentenced after a 49-year old worker fell victim to serious, life-changing injuries as a result of falling five metres through a skylight whilst working.
Paul Norris was working for Solar Scaffold Services Limited, who were contacted to erect an access tower and guard rails on the roof perimeter of industrial units in Christchurch during April 2017. On completion of the work on the access tower, Mr Norris proceeded to assist his co-workers with work on the guard rails, gaining access via the roof. As he was doing this, Mr Norris fell through a skylight which was approximately five metres above the floor and suffered a number of serious injuries to his arm, elbow, wrists, ribs and pelvis as a result.
Following the injuries, Mr Norris remained in the hospital for three weeks, undergoing several operations with much physiotherapy still required. This has resulted in him being registered disabled, forced to move into an adapted flat, the inability to return to work and his wife having to give up work in order to provide full-time care.
Following an investigation conducted by the HSE, it was found that the employer Solar Scaffold Services Limited, failed in their duty to provide adequate safety measures, through poor planning, supervision and execution. Insufficient measures were taken to prevent the fall whilst work was carried out on the fragile roof.
This has resulted in Solar Scaffold Services Limited pleading guilty to breaching Regulation 4(1) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and being fined £10,000 and ordered to pay costs of more than £3,000.
HSE Inspector Caroline Penwill stated after the hearing that "falls from height remain one of the most common causes of work-related fatalities and injuries in this country. This serious incident could have been avoided if the work had been properly planned to reduce risk."
To ensure you are properly protected whilst working at height, take a look at our range of Height Safety Equipment by clicking below - if you have any questions regarding any of our products, then please contact us today!
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When it comes to material handling and lifting applications, it is vital that you are using the correct pieces of equipment for the task at hand. This is especially true if you are moving house or having a general spring clean! Furniture can be difficult and awkward to lift and move, especially if you find that you're the one that's been left to move it, but it doesn't have to be!
Here at SafetyLiftinGear, we supply a huge Furniture Dolly and Furniture Skateboard range that is both quality and reliable, making your furniture moving problems a thing of the past. Take a look below to view some of the products in our collection!
Furniture Moving Equipment
150kg Furniture Trolley
Our 150kg Furniture Trolley is perfect for moving pieces of furniture such as appliances around your home - fitted with durable plastic rollers, this trolley is easily manoeuvrable!
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200kg Round Wooden Dolly
Our 200kg Round Wooden Dolly is also an ideal piece of equipment to help transport pieces of furniture around your home or office - Designed with 4x pads to help protect the boards whilst under load as well as an anti-slip mat to provide greater grip.
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600kg Wooden Dolly
This 600kg Wooden Dolly is the perfect piece of equipment when it comes to transporting heavy loads - with a heavy-duty design, this furniture skateboard is equipped with swivel castors to improve manoeuvrability as well as a cover to protect the plywood base.
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Each one of these furniture skateboard products is guaranteed to make your furniture moving tasks both safer and more efficient - to see more information about each product, simply hit the button below each description. To view our full furniture skateboard collection, click here! If you have any questions regarding any of the listed products or our furniture skateboard range, contact us today!