Author Archives: Peter Cassidy

Quick and Simple Checks to Avoid Accidents

While accidents at work are often unavoidable, they can be easily prevented with a little forethought and professionalism. So, here are some simple on-site mental checks you can ask yourself to help maximise your safety.

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Fall Arrest Versus Fall Restraint

Most building and construction sites require that employees spend some or all of their day working at heights. Whether this work is carried out on a cherry picker, on scaffolding, or by operating an overhead crane, worker safety is clearly … Continue reading

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Considerations When Choosing a Crane Service Provider

If you are looking to source overhead cranes for a project in Leeds, it’s important that you choose the right supplier. Overhead lifting systems can bring major space and cost economies for material handling firms and manufacturers, and they need … Continue reading

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Why Hire Lifting Equipment?

If you’re working in a business where there may be a need to lift bulky or heavy items, there may be a need to hire lifting equipment. Whether you think you might require overhead cranes, Leeds area or you’re unsure … Continue reading

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Considerations When Choosing an Overhead Bridge Crane

When purchasing or hiring a bridge crane, there are a number of things to take into consideration. Here’s an overview of what you need to bear in mind, together with a brief comparison of the different types of bridge cranes … Continue reading

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How to Check and Fit a Fall Arrest Harness

When you work in the construction industry, working at heights is often a routine part of your work. However, working at height, for example on overhead cranes in Leeds, can also bring with it a risk of falling, which is … Continue reading

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Selecting the Correct Lifting Chains to Use

There are a number of types of chains which can be used for lifting heavy loads and it is important to make sure you choose the right one. The two we are going to focus on in this post are … Continue reading

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Using a Winch to Move a Vehicle

If it’s your first time using a winch there are a number of steps you can take to ensure you’re operating as safely and efficiently as possible. You want to make sure that throughout using the winch, to move your … Continue reading

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Why Overhead Cranes Can Boost Your Company’s Efficiency

Several industries rely on overhead cranes and, in particular, the automobile industry is known for using them to move raw materials. They are also widely used in the process of refining steel and other kinds of metals such as aluminium … Continue reading

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3 Tips for Operating Overhead Cranes in Extreme Weather

Yorkshire is renowned for its challenging weather conditions and operating overhead cranes in Leeds during extreme weather can be a dangerous occupation. Here are three top safety tips every overhead crane operator should know.

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