Our G-Force safety products are incredibly durable, but it's still important to take good care of them.
The maximum lifespan of G-Force safety harnesses (and other G-Force textile products) is 10 years. However, the actual lifespan of your harness will depend on how and where you use it - try to avoid exposing your harness to sharp edges, corrosive substances, extreme temperatures and other harsh environments.
Here are some more care and maintenance tips to help you maximise the lifespan of your G-Force safety harness:
- Read the instruction booklet that came with your harness and follow its recommendations.
- Store your gear properly in a well-ventilated area. Do not leave your harness in direct sunlight or lying around on the floor. Keep it away from damp places where mould may develop.
- If you wish to mark your harness for identification purposes, make sure you only mark the labels and/or the comfort parts of the harness. Do not mark the product in a way that might reduce its integrity or interfere with the functionality of the harness.
- We recommend wearing disposable coveralls to protect your harness if there is a chance that it will be splattered with paint, oil, etc. Use scissors to cut a hole in the coveralls and pass the lanyard through this hole.
How to clean your safety harness
Keeping your G-Force harness clean will make it easier to inspect and help to ensure that any markings on the product (e.g. identification, standards) remain legible.
To clean your safety harness, follow these steps:
- Wash the harness in lukewarm soapy water (30 °C maximum, pH neutral).
- Next, rinse the harness thoroughly with fresh tap water.
- Stubborn stains can be cleaned with a small brush.
- Alternatively, you can clean your harness in the washing machine (30 °C delicate synthetic setting, no detergent, no spin cycle). We recommend placing your harness inside a thick cloth bag to protect the machine from the metal parts of the harness.
- Do not wash your harness with a high-pressure water sprayer. Avoid using any cleaning products besides household face/body soap - stronger products may damage the nylon harness.
- Once your harness is clean, hang it on a line to dry. Keep it away from direct sunlight, radiators, flames, etc.
If you have any further questions about your safety harness and how to look after it, please feel free to contact SafetyLiftinGear's customer service team.
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Our polyester webbing slings are designed to support heavy loads during lifting operations, but a customer of ours in Hampshire recently put them to a slightly different use.
Tony Hutchings, a chartered architect, was enjoying the sunshine on Easter Monday when his favourite garden chair collapsed under his weight - one too many Easter eggs, perhaps!
But instead of replacing the chair, Mr Hutchings got creative: he ordered a pair of our 1 tonne webbing slings and used them to strengthen the chair, making it safe to sit in once more.
Here's what he had to say about the service he received from SafetyLiftinGear:
"I ordered the straps the day after Easter Monday - they arrived the next day and are now installed on my seat. The usual use of these slings might be a little different to my use, but with a 1 tonne weight load limit they should keep me safe for many years to come! Great service during difficult times."
We wish Tony and his newly-rejuvenated garden chair many more afternoons in the sunshine, and we hope you are all staying safe at the moment!
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When working at height, a safety lanyard connects a harness to a secure anchor point, preventing the wearer from falling to the ground.
There are two types of safety lanyard, and it's important to know the difference between them.
Restraint Lanyard vs. Fall Arrest Lanyard
A restraint lanyard is designed to prevent falls by prohibiting the wearer from reaching a hazardous position where a fall might occur. For example, one may wear a safety harness and a restraint lanyard while working on an aerial work platform - the length of the lanyard will have been specifically chosen to keep the wearer safely on the platform.
A fall arrest lanyard must be used in situations where fall hazards cannot be avoided. Fall arrest lanyards have an energy-absorbing element that, in the event of a fall, reduces the impact force exerted on the wearer's body and the anchoring point.
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What Are Safety Lanyards Made Of?
Restraint lanyards (which, remember, are intended to stop people reaching a position where a fall could occur) are typically made of kernmantle rope. Our kernmantle rope lanyards have a minimum breaking strength of 22kN.
We can also supply lanyards with elasticated webbing to help reduce possible trip/snagging hazards.
Both types of lanyard can be purchased from SafetyLiftinGear's Lanyards department.
A safety lanyard may be supplied with a variety of different connectors, including:
- Screw gate karabiner
- Automatic locking gate
- Scaffold hook
- Thimble eye
The G-Force lanyards we sell here at SafetyLiftinGear have a maximum lifespan of 10 years from the date of manufacture (assuming that you use and store the product correctly and subject it to regular, thorough examinations). This maximum lifespan should not be exceeded, and the equipment must be removed from service once the 10-year period has elapsed.
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Falling from height is one of the main causes of injury in the workplace. However, these injuries can be prevented if the correct precautions are put in place.
Here at SafetyLifitinGear, we have a fantastic Rope Access Kit range for sale, and they will make sure your health and safety aren't at risk when you're working at heights.
These Rope Access Kits are suitable for a whole range of professions, and no matter what type of work you do, we're confident that you'll be able to find a rope access kit that is suitable for your requirements.
Take a look at a selection of kits available in our Rope Access Kit collection below:
Scaffolders Harness Kit
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1x P10 Full Safety Harness
1x Shock Absorber Lanyard
1x Screw Gate Karabiner
1x Scaffold Hook
1x Draw String Storage Kit Bag
Roofers Height Safety Kit
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1x P35 Full Safety Harness
1x Vertical Safety Line with Guided Fall Arrester
1x Screw Lock Karabiner
1x Wire Connecting Lanyard
1x Heavy Duty Kit Bag
Riggers Height Safety Kit
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1x Rope Access Quick Release/ Multi-Purpose Safety Harness
1x Y Twin Tail Shock Absorbing Lanyard
1x Scaffold Hooks
1x Screw Lock Karabiner
1x Zip-Up Backpack
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This is just a small selection of our fantastic Rope Access Kit range, that's guaranteed to make your working at height tasks a lot easier and safer! Simply click the button above to view our full collection.
If you are having trouble viewing, purchasing or hiring any product from our Rope Access Kit range, then please get in touch with a member of our team - we'll be more than happy to help!
If you're looking for a ladder that allows you to work safely and efficiently at height, then a work platform ladder may be just what you need. These ladders feature a large, safe work platform - making it much safer and practical when working for long periods of time, or when handling numerous items. Whatever your industry or working environment, our ladders are fit for the job!
We have an excellent selection of work platform ladders for you to choose from, including:
Industrial Aluminium Platform Stepladder
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This platform stepladder is constructed from the highest quality aluminium, and is manufactured right here in the UK! Unique strengthening beams have been incorporated into each non-slip tread, making the ladder very sturdy. This ladder doesn't have any tapes or flimsy arms to break, and its aluminium side arms prevent any slips or twists. The rubber feet prevent the ladder from moving around when in use. Available in 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 & 12 tread, you're guaranteed to find the right option for you.
Heavy Duty Glassfibre Platform Stepladder
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If you're looking for a non-conductive ladder to use where electrical hazards exist, this glass fibre platform stepladder is ideal for you. It features rigid box-section back legs with additional cross braces and 'k' straps for increased strength and stability. It's lightweight, making it easy for you to transport to and from each job. The plastic tool tray offers you a safe place for you to station your tools and equipment. This stepladder is available in 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 & 12 tread, with the back legs of the 10 & 12 tread options being reinforced.
Anti-Slip Aluminium Low-Level Work Platform
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If you need a stable platform to access low-level places, our Aluminium Low-Level Work Platform is perfect for you! It features steel lockable hinges, non-slip feet and can be easily folded away and stored when you no longer need it. This work platform will make gardening and decorating jobs so much easier! We offer work platforms in a variety of dimensions to suit all requirements. Order yours today!
You can buy lots of different work platform ladders from SafetyLiftinGear.com, but we also offer lots of other ladders including, glass fibre ladders for electrical work and loft ladders for use in the home. Click the button below to shop the whole ladder range:
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