There are often times when you are required to work at height but a fixed, secure anchor point isn't readily available. Perhaps you are working in a residential property where it would be unprofessional to fix an anchor point to the wall, or perhaps you're working on an isolated, stand-alone structure with no external walls to attach to. Whatever scenario you find yourself in, choosing one of our rope access anchor systems will ensure you can work safely at all times.

What is a Rope Access Anchor System?

Rope access anchor systems are designed to support the weight of a person while they carry out tasks at height. They are usually comprised of incredibly heavy weights that are able to counterbalance the weight of the operator, and a sturdy attachment point that the operator can safely connect to. 

Rope anchor access systems are great because they can be adjusted to suit any worker, and they are completely mobile. Simply remove the counterbalancing weights, relocate the anchor point and stack the weights up again for a perfectly safe rope access anchor system in a brand new location!

Our Rope Access Anchor Systems:

DW100 Deadweight Anchor Trolley:

This deadweight trolley is a portable anchor device that can be used in almost every location. It is particularly useful when working behind handrails, balustrades and parapet walls. Some other benefits of this rope access anchor trolley are:

  • It can support up to 2 people at once
  • The trolley height can be adjusted easily
  • It comes with 10x 18kg weights
  • The trolley itself only weighs 28kg, making it easy to transport

 One of our happy customers said this: Over the moon with the DW100 Deadweight trolley, delivery was prompt, I was lucky enough to catch the sale so that was great! Fantastic service and great resolve!

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RJ200 Hangman Frame Lorry/Container Access Anchor without Weights:

This rope access anchor system from G-Force is designed to be used when you need to carry out work on vehicles, containers and other stand-alone structures. The whole system from the ground to the anchor point is 6.5 metres high, so workers can work up to 5 metres off the ground while using it. 

  • A single RJ200 provides a 3-metre working radius 
  • It's supplied with 3x 1000kg concrete slab counterweights
  • It can support 1 worker at a time

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These are just a few of our rope anchor systems, you can find more by heading to our Deadweight Anchor Systems category. If you'd like to enquire about any of the products in this blog, you can contact us via email at or give us a call on 0117 9381 600.


Published - 18th October 2017 / Updated - 26th March 2019

Hydraulic Press

If you work in an industrial environment, you may well have come across a Hydraulic Press before. This piece of equipment is used in a variety of different operations, such as pressing metallic objects into a sheet of metal, thinning glass, crushing cars and making powders. A hydraulic press can be used to suit the needs of most industrial environments.

So, how does a hydraulic press work? 

A hydraulic press contains two cylinders which are connected to one another. Each cylinder contains hydraulic fluid and one cylinder is larger than the other. The larger cylinder is known as the Ram and the smaller one is known as the Plunger

Liquids do not compress easily, which is why they are used in a hydraulic press. The hydraulic press works by pressing a small amount of force onto the Plunger which presses the fluid below. This pressure is then distributed evenly which in turn raises the Ram. The pressure between the Plunger and the Ram then works to crush the item placed between them. 

This works due to Pascal's Law which dictates that the pressure in the larger cylinder (the Ram) will stay the same as the pressure in the smaller cylinder (the plunger). 

To see a hydraulic press working in action, take a look at the Hydraulic Press Channel which focuses entirely on the crushing power of different hydraulic presses.


What are the benefits of a hydraulic press? 

Due to the way hydraulic presses work, they also provide a multitude of different benefits when compared to a mechanical press. Here are just a few benefits of a hydraulic press.

  • Lower cost. A hydraulic press is typically much cheaper than a mechanical press due to their simple nature. The original cost is lower and the maintenance cost is also lower due to a smaller amount of breakdowns and it is easier to replace the moving parts within a hydraulic press.
  • Overload protection. If you have a 30-ton hydraulic press, this will only ever exert 30 tons of pressure. Or if you set the pressure level for less, it will only release this level of pressure. Once that level is reached, a relief valve is opened which will not allow the hydraulic press to surpass that level. 
  • Less noise. Because hydraulic presses use less moving pieces, the noise level is reduced. As you have complete control with a hydraulic press, this means you can also control the noise level. 

Our Hydraulic Presses:

We offer a range of high-quality hydraulic presses that are made of steel, powder coated, and available with or without gauge depending on your requirements. To buy a hydraulic press, simply click the button below:

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If you have any questions about purchasing a hydraulic press from us, feel free to call a member of our team on 0117 9381 600 or email us at


We recently added a selection of new manhole equipment to our site, including mechanical and hydraulic manhole cover lifters! Manhole cover lifters are incredibly useful for removing, moving and replacing heavy or awkward manhole covers.

So, if you need to complete a manhole job, you will benefit from reading this blog. Take a closer look at some of our new manhole cover lifters, as we talk you through their key attributes. 

Why Choose a Hydraulic Manhole Cover Lifter?

Hydraulic Manhole Cover Lifters are ideal if you're looking for a way of lifting manhole covers with the least amount of effort (they practically do the work for you!) The one you see in the picture above is the Handylift Hydraulic Manhole Cover Lifter, an easy-to-use manhole cover lifter that's incredibly light and can support manhole covers weighing up to 1.5 tonnes.

If you select the right manhole key, this manhole cover lifter becomes compatible with almost every type of manhole cover. On your way to or from a job, you can collapse down this manhole cover lifter and put it in your car or van to transport it. Want to have a closer look at this hydraulic manhole cover lifter?

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Why Choose a Mechanical Manhole Cover Lifter?

Mechanical manhole cover lifters also have their benefits, they allow the operator complete control as the manhole cover is removed. The cover lifter you see here is the Probst SDH-M-10 Mechanical Manhole Cover Lifter. This style of manhole lifting cover utilises fold-out feet or lifting spindles to provide leverage so that even stubborn manhole covers can be removed. This model is capable of lifting 1000kg (1 tonne) and, much like our hydraulic manhole cover lifter, can be adjusted or dismantled for easy transportation. 

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These are just a couple of the manhole cover lifters that we currently stock. To see more of our manhole cover lifters, you can click the button at the end of this blog. If you'd like to enquire about a manhole cover lifter over the phone, call us on 0117 9381 600 today!

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Tool kits bags are fantastic for storing and transporting your equipment and tools whilst keeping them organised and accessible. Providing a heavy-duty or lightweight means to safely moving your most important tools from A to B, ready for use at a time when they're needed. 

Tool kit bags provide comfort and ease to jobs by storing essential items required to complete work, available in a variety of sizes and types including shoulder, backpack, canvas and holdall and different materials including plastic, fabric and leather. 

Here at SafetyLiftinGear, we provide a comprehensive range of Tool Kit Bags from a variety of well-known and established brands such as Lyon, Ergodyne and Edelrid. 

Our Tool Kit Bag Range 

Our range of tool kit bags is made up of a variety of different tool bags that are sure to meet the needs and requirements of your work. Let's take a more detailed look at some of the tool bags available for you to order from SLG today! 

G-Force TA601 Back Pack

Product Features:

- Polyester Fabric Back Pack

- x2 adjustable shoulder straps 

- Reinforced top carry handle

- Large zipped main section 

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Ergodyne Topped Parts Pouch

Product Features:

- Hands-free, self-closing trap door which prevents items from falling out 

- 20 oz. water resistant canvas 

- Patented nickel-plated storm drain 

- 2 exterior tool loops

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Lyon Tool Bag

Product Features:

- Ideal for rope access operatives

- Simple adjustable strap provides a secure connection around your waistband 

-  3ltr capacity 

- Zipped compartment at base of bag

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Advantages of using a tool kit bag 

We have briefly touched upon some of the great things that tool kit bags provide to workers and individuals, however, if you're still considering whether a tool kit bag is for you, here are a few more reasons to digest:

  • They take up less space than traditional tool boxes and are less rigid 
  • More durable when stored in small spaces or dropped 
  • Capable of expanding to provide larger amounts of space for your tools 
  • Straps free up the use of hands 


Want more information on our Tool Kit Bag collection? Please do not hesitate to contact a member of our customer service team today by calling 0117 9381 600 or emailing Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Like our page on Facebook to keep up with all news and updates! 


We recently added a selection of Euro Press Pack products to our hydraulic jacks range! This means we can bring you high-quality hydraulic cylinders, floor cranes and pull cylinders. Euro Press Pack have been trading in hydraulic products since 1919, that's 100 whole years! That's why we have no doubts that their hydraulic products will surpass your expectations. 

Hydraulic Cylinders

As you browse the new EPP range, you will notice that there are all kinds of hydraulic cylinders to choose from. The smaller, low profile cylinders (like the ones you see here) are ideal for lifting, levelling, supporting or pressing in awkward working environments. They have a grooved rod top which allows for an excellent grip of the working load, while the threaded holes allow you to mount the cylinders to a tilt saddle if you wish. 

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Folding Floor Cranes

These folding floor cranes are guaranteed to fit right into any garage or workshop. They feature hardwearing polyamide wheels and castors for effortlessly quiet and smooth operation, plus the extendable jib can be positioned in three different ways depending on your requirements. To prevent any accidents, the cylinder on each folding crane is fitted with a safety valve and a stroke limitation device, so you can purchase with absolute confidence!

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Hydraulic Pull Cylinders

Hydraulic pull cylinders can be used for pulling together metal plates or pre-fabricated parts which need to be welded together. Euro Press Pack have cleverly crafted these hydraulic pull cylinders out of predominantly aluminium & have given them an anodizing treatment to protect them from corrosion. The maximum capacity depends on your personal requirements, we currently stock them in: 10-tonne, 30-tonne and 60-tonne capacities. 

Here is a quick insight into some of the types of Euro Press Pack products that we now offer! If you would like to see more of these products, simply click the button below. 

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When it comes to manhole lifting, there are a number of things that can make the job a little more difficult to complete, such as unnecessary keyhole variations and hard to reach placements of the manholes themselves. These two elements are already incredibly time-consuming processes, never mind actually lifting the manhole out of place. 

These time-wasting endeavours can now be a thing of the past, however, with SafetyLiftinGear's range of manhole lifting equipment! We stock an extensive range of quality manhole lifting equipment that enables all of your manhole lifting tasks to be completed as hassle-free as possible, saving you precious time! 

From Lifting Pins to Cover Lifters and Installation Clamps, our comprehensive collection of manhole lifting equipment is sure to have what you need to speed up any manhole task. Take a look below to see a selection of the equipment we have to offer here at SLG! 

Manhole Lifting Products 

Lifting Pins 

Our range of Lifting Pins enable workers to position and reposition precast concrete manhole ring sections via various lifting apparatus such as cranes in a quicker, safer and easier manner.


1.5 Tonne Manhole Lifting Pin >                   Quick Release Automatic Manhole Lifting Pin >


Cover Lifters 

Our collection of Manhole Cover Lifters consists of both hydraulic and mechanical lifters, both providing the user with enhanced control and efficiency over their manhole operations. Our hydraulic lifters especially have the ability to suit a number of manhole cover shapes, designs and sizes, offering a tremendous amount of versatility. 

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Installation Clamps 

The Cone and Installation Manhole Clamps that we supply make the installation and transportation of manhole bases and rings a far easier process to complete as well as reducing the risk of damage to manhole or injury to the worker.


Manhole & Cone Installation Clamp >                   Mechanical Well Ringer Lifter >


For increased flexibility, our entire collection of manhole lifting equipment is available for both hire and purchase! We understand that many of our products may only be required for a short period of time with many people not being able to commit to full purchase. To complete your hire or purchase of a product within our manhole lifting range, simply select the 'Buy Now' or 'Hire Me' option below your desired product and complete the easy-to-follow instructions until your order or hire enquiry is complete. View our entire manhole lifting equipment range below!

Manhole Lifting Equipment >

For more information on our collection of manhole lifting equipment or for any assistance with your order, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our customer service team today! 


Fatal Injuries Falling from Height

According to the latest statistics from the Health & Safety Executive, approximately 26% of fatal workplace injuries in Great Britain are the result of a fall from height. Between 2013 and 2018, more workers died from a fall than died from:

  • Being struck by a moving vehicle (18%)
  • Being trapped under a collapsed/overturned object (9%)
  • Coming into contact with moving machinery (9%)

Falls from height also accounted for around 8% of non-lethal accidents in British workplaces during the same period.

How can I protect workers from falls?

The above statistics have prompted calls for more stringent safety laws, but it's worth noting that The Work at Height Regulations 2005 already require work at height to be properly planned, appropriately supervised and carried out in a safe manner by competent personnel only.

Read More: What Height Safety Equipment is Legally Required?

Perhaps the real problem is that too many employers don't take the existing regulations seriously until an accident has already happened. If you and/or your employees work at potentially dangerous heights, you may require one or more of the following systems to keep them safe:

Here at, we specialise in high-quality height safety equipment that protects workers from potentially deadly falls. Contact us today to get a quote for your fall protection needs, or use the links below to browse our full range of height safety products.

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