At, we like to think we know a thing or two about lifting gear safety. If we didn’t, we may need to consider a company name change!

As such, it’s only fair that we pass some of that knowledge on to you and today we’re doing just that on the subject of lifting slings.

So, gather round the SLG learning tree as we shine some light on the rainbow-coloured world of colour-coded lifting slings.


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Lifting Sling Colours

When it comes to lifting equipment, certain products are notably distinguishable from the next; e.g. no-one is going to confuse a pallet truck and a forklift any time soon.

However, when it comes to lifting slings, it can be inherently difficult to differentiate one product from another, particularly when it comes to weight capacity.

Luckily, some bright spark created the handy lifting sling colour code along the way, quite literally changing the complexion of the lifting sling world as a result.


Lifting Sling Colour Code

Whether you opt for the web or round version of the lifting sling, these handy hoists typically come in a variety of colours.

This isn’t simply a vibrant design choice: the colour coding system is a universally recognised method of determining how much weight a sling can handle – so it’s important to get well acquainted.

The typical lifting sling colour code is as follows:


Purple Lifting Slings

Capable of lifting up to one tonne of weight max.

Green Lifting Slings

Capable of lifting up to two tonnes of weight max.

Yellow Lifting Slings

Capable of lifting up to three tonnes of weight max.

Grey Lifting Slings

Capable of lifting up to four tonnes of weight max.

Red Lifting Slings

Capable of lifting up to five tonnes of weight max.

Brown Lifting Slings

Capable of lifting up to six tonnes of weight max.

Blue Lifting Slings

Capable of lifting up to eight tonnes of weight max.

Orange Lifting Slings

Capable of lifting between 10 tonnes and 20 tonnes, depending on the chosen strength.


While these colour/weight categories are generally regarded as an industry standard across the board, there may be slight variations between suppliers and manufacturers.

As such, always be sure to double-check the colour corresponds with the correct weight you need prior to use.

This information should be readily available in the product description, instruction manual or manufacturer guidelines, if not on the sling itself.


Why have a lifting sling colour code?

The primary reason for specific lifting sling colours is, of course, safety. Categorising lifting slings into visible divisions is as clear as it gets when it comes to highlighting their identity and lifting capabilities. Some even have the weight limit printed on the sling itself for added clarity.

In addition to the practical side of it, colour coded lifting slings are also a legal requirement, falling under the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) when it comes to laws and regulations. LOLER requires all lifting equipment to be fit for purpose, appropriate for the task and suitably marked, while they may also be subject to a thorough examination.

While LOLER rules don’t specifically state that lifting sling colours are a necessity, it’s become an accepted identifier within the industry that adheres to LOLER guidelines and, most importantly, is effective.


So, there you have it – everything you need to know about colour coded lifting slings! If you do have any additional queries, feel free to give us a call on 0117 9381 600 or drop us a line using the button below.

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We recently received the good news that SafetyLiftinGear's parent company, Tacklestore Ltd, has achieved the Achilles BuildingConfidence Standard!

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What is the BuildingConfidence Standard?

The Achilles BuildingConfidence Standard is a standard specifically designed for the construction industry.

The certification is a mark of credibility, and companies who have achieved this standard can be relied upon to deliver a highly compliant service.

We hope that this standard will help SafetyLiftinGear's construction industry customers to feel confident when buying and hiring our products!

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You can never be too careful when it comes to hazardous chemical storage.

Unsuitable containers and cheap solutions can deliver dire consequences and it’s certainly not an area you want to cut corners on.

For anyone looking for a solution to their chemical storage quandaries, fear not – help is at hand!

That help comes in the form of the reassuringly durable FlamBank – a hot new product from the storage specialists at Armorgard.




Why Choose the Armorgard FlamBank?

As the name suggests, the FlamBank acts as a secure, safe haven for flammable items and dangerous chemical products. Like any bank, security is tight with this products and contents protection is its primary function.

Boasting keyed-alike 5-lever deadlocks, internal/external anti-jemmy system and a robust body of 2mm and 3mm thick steel, the box itself is built to withstand a variety of extremes. This includes an impressive 30 minutes of fire resistance.

From a chemical safety aspect, it also features a fully-welded sump to prevent any potential leakages, a flame arrester gauze and high/low ventilation to prevent fume build-up.

Meanwhile, from a usability point of view, it also has hydraulic gas arms to assist with lid opening, an auto-latch lid for secure positioning of the lid when opened and relevant signage included for clear visible display of the box’s hazardous contents.

Best of all, the FlamBank range has also been specifically designed to comply with Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH), minimising any risk of biological hazards or chemical exposure, as well as liability.


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Additional FlamBank Features

The Armorgard FlamBank is available in seven different sizes, making the range extremely versatile and ideal for a variety of setting – from construction sites and factories to vehicles.

The larger sizes – such as the FB2 and FB21 models – also feature facilities to secure the unit in position, while they also provide fork lift skids with castor holes for optional mobility.

Meanwhile, the taller FBC2 and FBC4 models also feature a shelf for additional storage, as does the FBC5, while the wider FBC8 boasts two shelves for maximum space usage.

For exact specification of each product, click on the relevant product listings below to find out more:

Armorgard FB1 FlamBank

Armorgard FB21 FlamBank

Armorgard FB2 FlamBank

Armorgard FBC2 FlamBank

Armorgard FBC4 FlamBank

Armorgard FBC5 FlamBank

Armorgard FBC8 FlamBank


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Why Choose Armorgard?

With the help of Armorgard, you won’t need to think outside the box when it comes to safe storage of your materials. An industry-leader in secure storage containers, their reputation is virtually unmatched, particularly when it comes to site storage products.

With Armorgard products, not only are you in safe hands but, more importantly, so are your contents. If you’re looking for a secure container for your possessions on-site, off-site or on the move, Armorgard is sure to have the perfect solution for you in their securely fastened box of tricks.


For more information on Armorgard or the FlamBank range, why not drop us a line today? Call now on 0117 9381 600 or send us an email using the button below.

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I'm sure that lifting equipment isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words 'tag line'. And while we could sit here all day and reel off popular tag lines like, I'm lovin' it and you're worth it, these aren't the kind of tag lines we're addressing today.

If you work with cranes or other lifting equipment, you might have come across these mysterious 'other' tag lines before. In a construction setting, tag lines are used to help steady heavy loads as they ascend into the air, preventing uncontrollable spinning and accidental damage. I know, it doesn't quite have the same ring to it, but work with me here. 


The type of Crane Tag Lines that we currently offer are the TAGATTACH Grip Rope Tag Lines, designed to make steadying heavy or awkward loads simple! Each of our Crane Tag Lines is:

  • Anti-tangle
  • Anti-fray
  • Anti-knot
  • Anti-burn
  • Available in 3, 5, 7 or 10 metres.

As if this didn't make these tag lines appealing enough, they also feature a reflective strip which means they can be used in low light conditions, or during the night.

When you choose our Crane Tag Lines, you can forget having to worry about securing your load using (often unreliable) ropes and knots. Our Crane Tag Lines feature either a reliable quick attach and release lifting eye or a sturdy steel snap hook that makes the attachment job ten times easier!

Your load doesn't have a suitable attachment point? Not to worry, this is where our Rubberised Straps come into play. Simply secure the rubberised strap around your load and secure the Crane Tag Lines to your rubberised strap instead!

We really think that our new range of Crane Tag Lines and Rubberised Straps will fit right in with your existing lifting equipment! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us on 0117 9381 600.

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If you’re familiar with the Armorgard range at, you’ll know what the rest of the industry is already well aware of – Armorgard are top dogs when it comes to secure storage both on-site and off.

Experts in their field, Armorgard have a clear mission to provide unrivalled security for your tools, equipment and accessories.

As such, it should come as no surprise that the guys and girls at Armorgard are constantly looking to improve their arsenal and provide you with secure storage that fits the task at hand.


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Armorgard Site Storage Products

Building on their already stellar list of site storage solutions at, the Armorgard range at SLG has now been extended to include the following new additions to provide you with reliable storage wherever you are, whatever the task may be.


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Armorgard SK2 SpillKart Mobile Spill Kit

First up is the SK2 SpillKart. While it may look more like a children’s porta-loo than a site storage box, this handy haulable doesn’t house any nasty surprises.

In fact, it’s specifically designed for the exact opposite! This useful kart is perfect for storing all your spill control products, allowing you to deal with a spill efficiently, safely and effectively.

With all your spill essentials in one place, it also comes with a 60-litre general purpose spill kit. What’s more, as this is an Armorgard product, it should come as no surprise that it also has a padlock-friendly latch to boot.

Featuring shatterproof rubber wheels, a rubber seal around the lid and made from high-density plastic, this is one sturdy spill storage box that won’t drive you potty!


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Armorgard FC6 FittingStor Mobile Site Cabinet

If you’re working on-site and have high-price items on hand, it can be a neon sign for thieves – especially when it comes to items like copper fittings and cabling.

Keep your high-ticket items out of reach and under lock and key, with the FC6 FittingStor secure site cabinet, specifically designed to keep crooks at bay.

With robust wire mesh on all four sides, this sturdy storage cage is perfect for housing your expensive items in one safe yet mobile location.

The mesh casing makes it the contents visible for easy site use, yet the extreme durability and secure nature of this item makes it a veritable fortress for your tools and accessories.

Featuring heavy-duty castors and forklift pockets for easy transportation, this mobile storage unit also features three removable/galvanised shelves for storage flexibility.


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Armorgard FC2 FittingStor Mobile Site Cabinet

Much like its meshy brother, the FC2 FittingStor cabinet is another fantastic on-site storage unit. Providing robust security and ample mobility features, it boasts keyed alike 5-lever deadlocks, heavy-duty doors with fixed hinges and a secluded anti-jemmy system.

While it is slightly smaller than the FC6 model, its ultra-tough exterior is completely opaque from the outside. This allows you to store power tools and smaller accessories within it both safely and discreetly, without providing thieves with a shop window.


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Armorgard PS3.0 PipeStor 3mtr Mobile Pipe Storage Trunk

Continuing the theme of copper protection, the PS3.0 PipeStor is perfect for storing lengths of piping in a safe and organised manner.

Often referred to as a “copper coffin”, this is one site storage container that will stop thieves dead in their tracks. With a single-end access point through a securely lockable door, there’s one way in and one way out.

From a functionality standpoint, it’s also offers the freedom of an extendable body, allowing you to increase the 1.5m length of the unit by bolting on additional 1.5m sections if need be.

Complete with heavy-duty castors, this mobile site storage box also features four distinct sections for a systematic approach to content arrangement.


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Armorgard SS2 StrimmerSafe Storage Rack

Did you know that strimmers are one of the most commonly stolen power tools in the UK? It’s true! Keep your strimmers safe with this bit of cutting-edge tech from Armorgard.

As the name suggest, the SS2 StrimmerSafe Storage Rack is primarily designed for safe storage of strimmers – that much speaks for itself. However, it’s also ideal for storing similar items, such as chainsaws, hedge cutters and even leaf blowers.

Capable of storing up to five strimming items, the hard-wearing StrimmerSafe boasts twin 5-lever deadlocks for reliability. For additional security and functionality, the unit can also be bolted to a wall if preferred.

Featuring a hinged, heavy-duty welded lid, the StrimmerSafe is also fitted with a bunded drip tray at the base to contain any accidental spills of oil or fuel.


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Armorgard SSV12 StrimmerSafe Vault

If you prefer your strimmers to be kept safely secured in a more conventional manner, the StrimmerSafe Vault may be the product for you.

Also specifically designed for strimmers and the like, this highly secure site storage box is built for secure durability, complete with anti-force construction and an innovative heavy-duty locking mechanism.

With keyed alike 5-lever deadlock, the box is virtually impenetrable without permission. Even the deadlocks are serial numbered for specific key replacement.

Inside, this site storage container also features double slots, allowing you to store one or two strimmers as needed. Even the lid itself is optimised for owner accessibility, made with hydraulic gas struts for easy opening when required.


For more information on Armorgard range or any other safety storage products on, why not drop us a line? Call now on 0117 9381 600 or send us an email using the link below.

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