Are There Advantages to Hiring Lifting Gear?

Quality lifting equipment is one of the best investments a company can make when employees’ safety is at risk. However, this doesn’t always mean it has to be purchased. What if it is for a one-off, specialist use? Or your business doesn’t normally need lifting equipment? In both cases, you need to store the items for future use, and there’s the cost that’s involved as well as maintenance to ensure it remains fit for purpose.

For more frequent use, the maintenance, repair, storage and eventual disposal may just simply be one cost and a headache too many. There are benefits to renting lifting equipment instead of buying, and you should weigh these up carefully when considering the best option for your organisation.

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How Exactly Does Vacuum Lifting Work?

When it comes to vacuum lifting equipment, it can be a great benefit to your business, particularly when it comes to reducing the risk of injuries to your employees when compared to conventional lifting methods, but how exactly do vacuum lifts work? Continue reading

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Lift Like a Child

Most of us are guilty of lifting something which is really too heavy to move without help. Whether you need to move furniture, building equipment or a piece of machinery, we all think we have superhuman powers – until you feel that painful twinge in your back. And by then it’s too late, you are lying in agony on the floor.

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Windy Weather and Vacuum Lifting Equipment

Vacuum lifters are a versatile lifting tool for lifting many kinds of material. Although commonly used for sheets of glass, they can also be used to lift curved, profiled or corrugated surfaces. They can be used both indoors and out, depending on the task at hand. Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Lifting Equipment for Your Needs

At Anglia Handling, we supply a wide range of lifting equipment to help you tackle a wide range of jobs that involve working at height. But how do you choose the right lifting equipment? And should you hire or buy? Continue reading

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Working at Height: Top Safety Tips

When working at height, there are a number of factors to consider to guarantee the safety of yourself and your employees. In 2011/2012, the number of injuries resulting in falling from a height was at a record high. Planning is key to managing the fundamental safety procedures. Here are four top tips on maintaining safety regulations when working at height: Continue reading

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Staying Safe With Jib Cranes

Jib cranes are incredibly versatile, and it’s not unusual for industries of all types to make use of them on a permanent or temporary hire basis. Continue reading

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The Benefits of Working Outdoors

Although not every day can bring us sunshine and warm weather, it’s important to note that working outdoors carries a host of perceptible benefits for both employers and employees. Working away from the confines of an office for eight hours per day can prove to be a smart choice in terms of a whole range of mental and physical health areas.

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Tips to Use High Lift Pallet Trucks Safely

Pallet trucks are essential to carry heavy loads from place to place, which typically demand the effort of several workers to lift. They play an important role in warehouses and retailers. Hand pallet trucks are a common sight in many locations, but high lift pallet trucks are also becoming of the most useful pieces of machinery to have, especially if you need to transport loads from a height. Continue reading

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Using Lifting Equipment: How to Avoid Accidents

In recent years, the number of accidents caused by lifting equipment has fallen dramatically. An increased emphasis on safety in the workplace has helped to reduce the risks to workers and a greater knowledge of hazards and improved focus on training have also contributed to this positive trend.

Unfortunately, working with heavy machinery will always pose its dangers and despite progress, you must still seek to minimise these as much as possible. Here are a few tips to help you do that…

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