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 why you should always wear a correctly-fitted fall arrest harness. 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 the grade 8 and grade 10 chains.

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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 vehicle, you’re protecting yourself and the equipment you’re using from damage. Below we’ve listed a number of steps you should take when operating a winch for the first time.

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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 and copper. There is a notion that overhead cranes are cost prohibitive, but this isn’t necessarily the case. Depending on the lifting capacity and size of the rig, overhead cranes can sometimes be about on par with a mobile crane of equal capacity.

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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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The Importance of Harnesses

When working on a construction site, it is essential that safety is a priority. Lifting equipment is beneficial in assisting with building and construction, yet safety should be put in place when workers manage the nitty-gritty work at height.

Construction workers are at high risk of falls and injuries when working at altitudes; therefore, ensuring that procedures are in place could prevent serious issues. The most common causes of injury is falling from ladders and roofs. How can falls be prevented? A harness may be your answer.

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Three Top Tips for Choosing the Right Lifting Gear and Rigging Equipment

As an employer, you have a duty to make your workplace as safe as possible for those you employ, and this extends to choosing proper lifting and rigging equipment. The problem that many businesses face is that they’re not sure exactly what these are: Would a marine rope suffice, or is a wire rope a necessity? Is a chain sling best, or should you opt for a wire rope option instead?

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Safety 101: Overhead Cranes and Risk Reduction

Thousands of businesses in the manufacturing and construction industries utilise overhead cranes to lift and transport goods and materials and, when these are properly operated, they make the entire process quicker, easier, and safer for all.

But as will always be the case when working with such large machinery, it can also be very dangerous, and numerous injuries and fatalities due to accidents are recorded each year. This means that putting proper measures in place to minimise risks is essential.

If you’re wondering how to do that, here are some top tips to help you.

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Ways to Check and Maintain Your Access and Safety Equipment

When it comes to performing lifting jobs, it is vital to make sure that the equipment that you are using is checked and maintained on a regular basis not only for you and your colleagues but also any third parties that may be entering the premises.

There are a lot of rules and regulations with regards to maintaining and checking your equipment, but we’ve suggested a few ways to make sure that your access and safety equipment is of the best quality for any kind of job.

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How Cranes & Pulleys Should be Maintained

As powerful pieces of machinery, the maintenance and upkeep of cranes and pulleys is of the utmost importance. To ensure safe operation, these machines should, as far as possible, be kept ‘as new’. There are a number of routine steps that can and should be taken to ensure that this is the case.

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