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Scaffold Hoists

What is a scaffold hoist? A scaffold hoist is exactly as its name suggests, look it is a hoisting device which attaches to a scaffold pole. Who uses them? Scaffold hoists are frequently used by builders, roofers and construction workers, or anywhere that scaffolding systems are used. Why are they used? Scaffold hoists are used […]

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Types of Height Safety Equipment

Types of Height safety Equipment There are many types of height safety equipment available to help avert accidents, different types of safety harnesses and additional equipment can be used to either stop a fall from occurring, doctor the fall restraint system; of catch the wearer if they do fall, the fall arrest system, both types […]

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The Importance of Height Safety

Working from any height poses many potential risks, and in today’s climate, where health and safety is of major concern, probably due to the compensation claim culture, it is vital to understand the all the latest height safety protocols and always follow them; this will minimise potential accidents and injuries where claims could occur. Working […]

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Safe Slinging – Using Packing

When you lift loads with the appropriate lifting sling it is nearly always necessary to use some form of packing to ensure safe slinging practices are upheld. The main objectives for using packing around the load are; To enhance safe slinging. To provide an adequate radius to enable the sling to pass without unacceptable loss […]

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The Basic 10 Point Lift Procedure – Enhance Lifting Safety

To carry out a complete lift, troche from start to finish, find there are 9 basic procedures, all of which enhance  Lifting safety. 1)          Co-operate with workers 2)          Choose and install the lifting structure/or check existing one 3)          Choose the lifting device 4)          Check the lifting device 5)          Assemble the lifting device 6)          Perform a […]

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Using a Mobile Lifting Gantry Safely

Mobile lifting gantry systems are a very versatile piece of lifting equipment, abortion commonly used across many industries, buy however, as with all types of lifting equipment, they have their own set of procedures to follow to ensure the gantry is used safely, if not followed, and the necessary precautions are not taken then accidents […]

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Using a Jib Crane Safely

Jib Cranes are a great piece of lifting equipment, treat for lifting and moving heavy loads; since they are a frequently used piece of lifting equipment across many areas, we thought it may be useful to highlight the basic, yet most important safety information regarding the safe use of your Jib crane. You should have […]

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