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 of paramount importance.

When considering which safety equipment for use by employees working at height, it’s important to know the difference between equipment designed for ‘fall arrest’ and for ‘fall restraint’, as there is a subtle difference between the two. 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 routine maintenance checks and proper servicing if they are to remain in continuous, efficient operation.

So, how do you choose the best crane service provider for overhead cranes in Leeds?

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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 of your exact requirements for lifting gear, here are a few simple questions you can ask yourself to determine if lifting equipment hire is the right fit for your business:

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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 that are available.

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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 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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