When it comes to working at height, there’s nothing more important than having top-quality, reliable equipment. It’s also important to regularly check your equipment to make sure that everything is in good condition – but how regularly are you legally required to have it inspected? Can you inspect it yourself? And how can you keep your equipment in the best possible condition?
We are thrilled to announce that SafetyLiftinGear's product range has expanded. We are now able to offer you a brand new selection of KNIPEX Tethered Hand Tools - perfect for carrying out a variety of different tasks when working at height.
Every workplace is different, and every career has different responsibilities; some people might be expected to do a large amount of manual handling and lifting daily, while some people might go for years lifting nothing more than a pen.
According to government legislation, manual handling is defined as: “the transporting or supporting of a load (including lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving) by hand or by bodily force.” Basically, it's the handling of any load whether you're lifting it, dragging it, pushing it, 'manual handling' covers the whole lot.
Working at height is a pretty risky business, so it's essential to make sure that you always have the right equipment for the job. If you're in a line of work where you (and/or your employees) will be regularly working at height, it's a good idea to invest in some safety gear - but what if you're not going to need the equipment for more than a short period of time?
If working at height is just an occasional thing for you, it can be hard to justify purchasing a load of equipment that's only going to lie around and take up space once you've finished with it. If you fall into the category of those who only need working at height safety equipment on a temporary basis, you may be interested in finding out more about SafetyLiftinGear's working at height equipment hire services.