Does Your Lifting Gear Need Inspecting?

Most lifting gear needs to be maintained and tested on a regular basis in order to ensure safe use and compliance with legislation. Do you know how often your own equipment needs to be inspected? If you’re operating lifting gear in Leeds, or surrounding areas like Bradford, Huddersfield, Halifax or Wakefield, we can help you with this.

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Lifting Safely In The Workplace

Lifting is required in a lot of workplaces and in a broad range of industries. As an employer you are liable for ensuring that your staff are safe when lifting and handling loads in the workplace. According to HSE, more than a third of three-day injuries caused to employees occur from lifting. Here we explore how you can protect yourself from liability and protect your staff from lifting injuries.

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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 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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