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Introducing our new industrial bridging steps. Perfect for factories and distribution centres, our multi-use bridging steps are ideal for providing safe access over machines, conveyor belts or adding extra height to your working space. Now available in a larger size of 120 x 53cm, our industrial bridging steps are a practical addition for any warehouse or workplace where additional height is needed. Choose heights ranging from 3 to 9 treads to suit whatever tasks you and your business require.

Designed to be extra safe in industrial environments, our bridging steps can be used for freestanding tasks, or secured to the floor for extra stability. Complete with an anti-slip platform and comfortable climbing angles, these bridging steps (manufactured from robust aluminium) are ideal for safely adding height to your industrial work spaces. Our bridging steps also come with a 5-year warranty for peace of mind and confidence.

Please note that this product takes 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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PPE hard hats

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is an industry that looks set to boom. Hard hats and hi-vis jackets may not be everyone's idea of a multi-billion industry, but according to predictions made by Fortune Business Insights, the PPE market is set be worth $85.72 billion globally by the year 2026.

Growing concerns about the environment, employee safety and large-scale regeneration and infrastructure projects look to be the key drivers behind this rapid growth. Let's take a look at what the future may hold for these vital products.

 

Eco Friendly Developments

Growing concerns about the environmental impact of business and industry are dominating headlines in many parts of the world right now. All sorts of industries are striving to adapt and make their processes more sustainable, and the PPE industry is no exception. Many companies are looking at ways to develop eco-friendly products, either through more energy-efficient machinery or by utilising recycled materials. Some companies are even turning to plastics made from organic materials such as sugar cane.

With products like that already beginning to appear, there can be little doubt that PPE manufacturers will soon be investing in sustainable and hard-wearing materials that are good for workers and the planet. We can't wait to see what materials will be used to make the PPE equipment of tomorrow.

 

Infrastructure and Large-Scale Projects

The topic of the environment leads us to the predicted boom in large-scale infrastructure projects across the globe. Whether it's the building of green technologies or wider public transport infrastructure, big construction projects are set to be key market drivers for the PPE industry.

In the UK, High Speed Rail 2 could potentially employ 30,000 people to build and design the railway alone, showing the sheer scale of labour required for projects of this scale. With more construction jobs set to be created over the next few years, it's no surprise that the market is set to boom internationally. Thousands more employees will be needed to work on expansive new projects, and protective workwear is bound to have a key role to play.

 

Employee Safety

Keeping employees safe is a critical concern for modern businesses. With growing concern for safety and increasing legal protection for workers, employees can now expect more PPE equipment to be provided for them in their place of work. In the UK, companies are legally bound to protect their employees and follow workplace safety legislation.

As more legislation is passed by Parliament and devolved assemblies in the UK, we can expect to see industries tightening safety regulations and supplying more types of PPE and safety equipment to prevent hazardous accidents. With fatal accidents falling in the UK over the past decade thanks to health and safety protections, it's no wonder that companies worldwide are beginning to introduce more regulations in order to keep employees safe.

At SafetyLiftinGear.com, we have everything you need to keep your employees safe and your warehouse running smoothly, including a range of personal protective equipment for all workplace scenarios.

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We're excited to announce that this handy drywall lifter from Sumner has made its way onto our site! These lifters are the perfect companion for tradespeople who need to install drywall, light fixtures or ductwork. They can even come in handy if you're giving a DIY wall installation a go (although we recommend you follow the instructions carefully).

Whichever height you choose you can rely on the following key features to help you get the job done quickly and easily:

  • Two-speed winch handle
  • Quick tool-free assembly
  • Can be operated by a single person
  • Can lift loads up to 70kg

You'll be pleased to hear that these drywall lifters are available to buy or hire, this means you can make use of one for a small period of time without having to commit to a purchase. 

If you have any other questions about these plasterboard lifters, or if you'd like to enquire about any of our other material handling products, don't hesitate to give us a call. 

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These heavy-duty goods carrying cages are designed to make transporting un-palletised products easy. Give them a go and we guarantee they'll revolutionise the way you move goods around your workplace or warehouse!

Simply load your items into the secure cage and use either the four lifting lugs or four pockets to attach your cage to a crane or forklift. Once safely on board, you can move your load to the desired location with ease!

Depending on your needs, these cages come in two capacities:

For added convenience, we offer a cage with an additional ramp to make loading and offloading goods even easier!

If you only need a carrying cage for a quick or one-off job, then you can hire one (rather than purchasing). Simply fill in our hire enquiry form and we'll be in touch with a quote for your job.

A few safety tips:

  • Before loading the cage make sure it is on a firm, level surface.
  • Only lift or lower the load when the load is safely on board. 
  • Make sure the crane chains are connected properly or that the cage is properly mounted on your forklift before moving.

You can find all the information you need about our three goods carrying cages by clicking the button below. If you have any questions about these carrying cages, don't hesitate to give us a call

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We have a new product joining our range of material lifts, the Roust-A-Bout from Sumner! This innovative product can be operated by a single person and makes it possible for loads to be lifted and manoeuvred in tight spaces! We offer the versatile Roust-A-Bout in two different heights: 4.6 metres and 7.6 metres.

 

Key Features of the Roust-A-Bout:

  • It's capable of lifting loads weighing up to 15000lbs (680kg).
  • It can move both horizontally and vertically.
  • It features two separate winches so you can operate the load and mast elevation separately.
  • It has a shear pin offers ample overload protection - (spare pins provided).
  • Loads can be lowered beyond floor level thanks to the Roust-A-Bout's unique design!

You can see the Roust-A-Bout in action here:

If this sounds like the material lift for you, you can place your order by clicking the button below.

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Alternatively, if you only need a Roust-A-Bout for a one-off job, you can choose to hire one. Simply select 'Hire Me' and head to the checkout. If you have any further questions about purchasing or hiring a Roust-A-Bout, get in touch.

 

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A construction firm has been fined after a 17-year-old worker fell through a skylight opening and suffered life-changing injuries. On 20 August 2018, the young worker fell through an insulation sheet covering a skylight while walking across an unmarked area on the construction site in Gloucester. He suffered multiple broken bones, which needed two operations to treat. His doctors advised him that it was unlikely he would be able to work in construction ever again. A potential career in construction was cut short by the neglect of another reckless employer.

Glass Skylight

HSE Findings

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) found that the employee was not supervised properly and was not warned about the risks on site. According to reports, there were no warnings in place about the hole in the roof, and no workers on site had been told about it. No further physical barriers were in place, either - any of these measures could have prevented this tragic accident.

The company failed to take the necessary precautions for working at height, and further investigation showed continued failures to properly and adequately plan constructions at that height (even after the incident in question). The Mark Holland Group pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety regulations and were fined £55,620.

HSE inspectors highlighted how this accident could have been avoided with simple safety precautions, such as the correct height safety equipment.

 

Working at Height

It's essential for employers to take adequate fall protection measures and follow the health and safety regulations at all times. These safety guidelines are there to help employers comply with the law and prevent death and serious injury.

Employers should aim to carry out work on the ground where possible, or utilise scaffolding or mobile platforms that allow easy and safe access. Failing that, use fall protection equipment to restrain workers in the event of a fall and minimise the distance the individual falls to minimise the potential injury.

Read our blog about choosing the best fall protection equipment for your job.

We hope that employers see stories like this one and make more of an effort to prioritise health and safety to prevent further accidents.

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SPECIAL OFFER!

When transporting goods on a lorry, it's important that you have reliable load restraint equipment to hand! This polypropylene rope has many uses but is especially good at keeping things secure while they're in transit! 

We offer polypropylene rope in a range of lengths and thicknesses, but for a limited time only, you can get 27 metres (or 90 feet) of 10mm rope for only £2.99! That means this is one of the most cost-effective load restraint options we offer. 

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If you need a different thickness or length of polypropylene rope, we have plenty for you to choose from. Starting at 6mm, we offer a range of sizes up to 16mm, so we're sure you'll find something to suit your needs. 

If you have any questions about our polypropylene rope offer, don't hesitate to get in touch. Please note that our polypropylene rope is designed for restraining loads only, it is not suitable for fall protection or lifting purposes. If you need rope for lifting or height safety, visit the appropriate category!

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