Safety when carrying loads upstairs – why it matters

 When carrying a heavy load, it is paramount that you are using the correct equipment to keep you, and your colleagues, safe. But when it comes to carrying heavy loads upstairs it is even more crucial that you are tackling the task with the appropriate equipment, having fully evaluated potential risks.

The added hazard of falling and/or crushing means carrying loads upstairs is something you should take very seriously. The good news is, Safety Lifting Gear offers the equipment you need to make lifting loads upstairs easier and more efficient! Read on, to find out more: 

Stair Climbers 

Stair climbers are designed to help the operator safely carry loads upstairs in a careful, manageable way. All of SLG's stair climbers allow for the safe manoeuvring of loads which need to be taken upstairs; we offer a variety of stair climbers for purchase and hire. 

Sack Truck Stair Climber


(Sack Truck Stair Climber)

This sack truck stair climber can carry up to 100kg upstairs. Stair climbers (sometimes known as 'stair walkers') help, as the name suggests, to walk loads upstairs. Using three wheels on either side means the load can be moved upstairs, one step at a time. While these manual sack truck stair climbers do require the operator to actually use their strength in carrying heavy loads upstairs, they are cost-effective and suitable for relatively lighter loads.  

Electric Powered Stair Climber

(150kg Electric Powered Stair Climber)

This electric powered stair climber is perfect for carrying heavy loads of up to 150kg upstairs – with excellent grip and power assistance to help you move loads upstairs efficiently. It also features adjustable speed, meaning it is adaptable to you. For more information on the difference between a powered stair climber, and a manual one, please see our video comparing the two.

Powered Stairclimber

(MTK-310 Powered Stairclimber)

This powered stairclimber can be managed by 1 person and easily lifts loads of up to 310kg upstairs. An electric system is built into the device, with power buttons for operation – it makes managing heavy loads much easier. It also relieves the strain which can be subjected to wrists and arms when trying to transport heavy items upstairs.

 For more information on manual handling health & safety, check out this helpful page from PalleTruck-Trolleys! Whatever equipment you require for moving heavy loads, we can help. Browse our site or get in touch – we’d be happy to help you identify the best gear for you.


With British Summertime well underway, festivals are starting to pop-up pretty much every weekend.  The first festival of the season kicking off this Saturday is Park Life and Download. 

With festivals running from this weekend all the way until September, we are fully stocked up on all of our carts. Our range of festival carts and trolleys will make your life a whole lot easier, especially if you are going to a festival for the whole weekend. There is nothing worse than struggling with all of your bags; most festival entrances are miles away from the nearest car-park or bus-station so be sure to get your festival cart or trolley before they sell out! 

As we all know, the summer sun doesn't last very long in the UK and most of the time, you can experience some rain. With rain, there comes festival mud, every person's nightmare! With our festival carts and trolleys, you don't have to panic about transporting all of your items whilst slipping through the mud because your trolley will carry it all!

Festival Carts and Trolleys - preparing for Summer 2018 Festivals

Whether sun or rain, our carts will make your festival experience a little less stressful and a lot easier. You can pack all of your belongings, some food and drink and still have enough room for some extra bits and bobs you may pick up on the way. What's more, festival carts are also great for family festivals. (Disclaimer: we do not recommend you use your cart for transporting children...however, with the below picture being extra adorable we made an exception to include it, but please always take care when using one of our carts!)

Festival Carts and Trolleys - perparing for Summer 2018

No matter the items you're bringing along with you to this year's festivals, here at SafetyLiftinGear we have a wide array to suit all of your festival needs. We even have an assembly video for when you do purchase your festival cart.


Some of this year's UK Festivals- Summer 2018 


Download Festival | 8-10 June | Derby 

Parklife | 9-10 June | Manchester

Wireless Festival | 6-8 July | London

Latitude Festival | 12-15 July | Southwold 

Bestival | 2-5 August | Lulworth Castle 

Boardmasters | 8-12 August | Newquay 

Boomtown | 9-12 August | Winchester 

Greenman | 16-19 August | Brecon Beacons 

Creamfields | 23-26 August | Daresbury 

Reading and Leeds | 24-26 August | Reading and Leeds 

Festival No.6 | 6-9 September | Portmeirion

Buy and hire festival carts from SafetyLiftinGear >

Looking to Hire an Electric Stair Climbing Trolley?

We all know that a flight of stairs can be one of the biggest challenges when it comes to transporting loads and heavy items. As well as being a slight headache it can also be extremely dangerous, but this doesn’t have to be the case. With our range of excellent electric powered stair climbers, you can move your equipment and deliveries easier than ever before!


MTK-310 Powered Stairclimber                                               150kg Electric Powered Stairclimber

Each of our electric powered stair climbers is reinforced by a durable, foldable steel frame to assist stair lifting and manoeuvring operations, by effectively supporting its load and enabling a fast and efficient transition. The benefits that come with our stair climbers include;

  • Automatic braking system
  • Convenient folding handle and frame
  • 8-9 step lift rate per minute
  • Easy-access push buttons
  • Sliding clutch to prevent mechanical overload

Hire an Electric Powered Stair Climber:

We understand that not all businesses are able to purchase or store this type of equipment and they may only be required for a short period of time.

As a result, our Electric Powered Stair Climber Hire Service may be perfect for you. That's because you will receive all of the great benefits listed above, without the commitment or dilemma of storage.

If you are interested in hiring one of our electric powered stair climbers, simply select the ‘Hire Me’ button displayed below your chosen product. Then, follow the simple on-screen instructions to complete an enquiry to receive an estimation of the cost of your hire from a member of our team.

If you have any queries or problems, please do not hesitate to visit our contact page, call us on 0117 9381 600, or email us at

At SafetyLiftinGear we always aim to offer a lifting solution to match all of our customer's requirements, which is exactly why we continue to expand our range of products. This time we have added products to our popular range of hydraulic cylinders, now our product range is suitable for those looking to lift 150 tonnes and 200 tonnes

Previously we only stocked hydraulic cylinders that were capable of moving 100 tonne weights, which is why we are so pleased to add even more specialist products for high capacity lifting/jacking.  

Our hydraulic cylinders are helpful in a range of industrial applications. Whether you need to push, pull or lift, our hydraulic cylinders are capable of the job. Their durable design allows them to be used day after day and always perform perfectly. To see our new, heavy-duty hydraulic cylinders, see the links below: 

Hydraulic Cylinders

 Hydraulic Cylinders

150 tonne x 100mm Hydraulic Cylinder

150 tonne x 150mm Hydraulic Cylinder

200 tonne x 100mm Hydraulic Cylinder

200 tonne x 150mm Hydraulic Cylinder


Hydraulic Hand Pump 2 Speed

Heavy-duty hydraulic hand pump

We also supply a range of manual hand pumps to operate the cylinders. We had to expand this collection too to accommodate our new hydraulic cylinder range. Our hydraulic hand pumps have a large release valve handle for controlling lead decent and 2 speeds so they can be used for high and low-pressure projects. This hand pump is compatible with the hydraulic cylinders above!


If you can't seem to find the combination of products you need for your lifting project than you always talk to us about your requirements. If you're wondering what other hydraulic cylinders we offer you can read our blog post here. If you ever need to ask our expert advice about lifting equipment, you can contact us here today



A safety harness is a system of restraints that prevent the wearer from falling from a height. By wearing the belt or harness the risk of injury from a fall is greatly reduced.
The harness allows the user to attach themselves to a stationary object, therefore ensuring they will not hit the ground in the event of a fall. Falling from a height is one of the most common causes of personal injury in the workplace, so it is very important to make sure you are properly equipped when working up high.

                                 front saftey harness 

Why is a safety harness important?

High quality fall restraints such as the ones we supply give you the reassurance that you are taking all the necessary precautions to protect yourself within a hazardous work situation. We provide a diverse range of harnesses and other fall restraint products so that whatever job you are undertaking we have something that best fit your needs.
A safety harness not only improves the wearer’s protection but also allows them to use their hands freely whilst working. This practical piece of equipment is vital for anyone working in construction as it can be a life-saving form of protection. You can browse our full range of safety harnesses here

                                                             saftey harness fall
It is never advisable for someone to be without some form of fall restraint when working in potentially dangerous locations. If you need any advice on what kind of safety equipment you require feel free to give us a call on 0808 123 69 69 or email