You've likely heard of magnets due to being used for small applications such as pinning items to a wall or memorabilia to a fridge. 

But what if we asked you about lifting magnets? Did you know that magnets are a big enabler of lifting heavy items? 

Well if you didn't, we're here to tell you they are. And that's exactly what we're going to be discussing, breaking down, and examining in this article. All with the intention to show you how you can use one or how they might be what you need for that next project you were looking to take on. 

We're excited to delve deep into what this item is with you today, how they have used safely, and the advantages you can get from having one at your disposal.

If at any point during your time reading this article you want to get answers to a specific question you can contact a member of our LES team. The team can guide you through all y...

Have you ever heard of sack trucks? If you haven’t, this article will tell you all about them.

You've likely seen them being used before at some point in your life as they're a really common piece of equipment. You can expect to see them mainly used for short trips of manual moving heavy items - so places such as warehouses or if you're moving house and there are heavier items that you need to get from one room to the vehicle. 

In this article, we're going to look at what this equipment is, why they exist and their main purpose, advantages you can get from having one, and safety precautions to consider taking when you're using them.

If you have any further questions you can contact a member of the LES team who will be more than happy to help you find the ideal solution for your company.

Let's start with the simple question of... 

What are sack trucks?

You'll find...

Are you looking for more information on what mechanical steel jacks are? Have you got an understanding that you need this piece of equipment but not sure what variation you need? Or have you got a new project and want to get a deeper understanding if this is the right product solution for you? 

Well, you're in luck because in this article we're going to give you a guide to everything you need to know about this innovative piece of lifting gear. We're going to do this by focussing on what this equipment is, how they work, what sector they are used in, and the advantages you can get from using one. 

 At Lifting Equipment Store (LES), we always want to help you by making sure you're comfortable with the product you're purchasing and are fully informed so you've got the right solution for your challenge. That's why if you do have any questions about this piece of lifting gear, or ...

You may have previously heard of mechanical jacks. However, do you know the difference between hydraulic and mechanical versions?

We're going to look at how you can use this handy lifting item safely and what the advantages of using them are.

If at any point you are unsure if this item is for you or you have questions about whether you need a hydraulic or mechanical one, then you can contact a regularly trained member of the LES team who will happily run through all your options and help you find the ideal solution for you or your company. 

What are mechanical jacks?

These nifty and helpful lifting items are, well, as you might have guessed, used for lifting. However, it's important to note that they do not use hydraulics to lift but use mechanics.

There is a variation of what you can choose from, and the most common versions are ratchet jacks and screw jacks. These are often use...

Manual chain hoists are a common piece of equipment amongst various industries such as the construction, shipping, and rigging industry. If your occupation requires you to lift loads, then finding the right tool for your industry can be challenging. This is where this item can be the ideal solution for you and your team.

We're going to outline what these hoists are, how they work, safety precautions to take, and what you should not do when operating your equipment. 

If by the end of the article you require any further guidance on this item or any of our items for that instance, then you can contact an experienced member of the LES team. They are always ready to help you find the ideal solution for your particular industry. 

We're going to start this article off nice and simple by asking the question... 

What is a manual chain hoist?

It's a simple mechanical device that can be used by you and your te...

Do you think your company would benefit from a wire rope winch? If you are unsure about the answer to this question, this article will help.

This article will run through the basics of what this particular type of winch is, how it works and why your company may need one.

If you have any further questions after reading this article, please contact an experienced member of the LES team, who will be eager to help find the ideal solution for you.

First things first, let's get an overview of what this piece of equipment is... 

What is a wire rope winch?

A winch is a very simple device to master and use. It consists of a motor, hydraulic system, and a drum in the middle where the cable or rope will be coiled.

Manually operated versions offer you a cost-effective way to pull and lift your loads. Wire rope winches are a type of hand winch that is ideal for lifting, pulling, and positioning different types...

If you are involved in an industry with heavy machinery or loads, you have likely heard of crane scales. This is because they can be the ideal solution for weighing large industrial applications and you might already use them within your business and with your customers. 

In this article, we will go into more depth about the other benefits purchasing this item can have for your company and additional safety measures to take in order to keep safe.

If you have any questions at any point throughout reading this article, you can contact LES and a member of the team will be ready to help you.

So, let's start with the basics and ask the question... 

What Are Crane Scales?

This item is arguably one of the most recognisable pieces of rigging equipment due to their wide use of applications.

They are also known as suspended scales, load links, or overhead weighing scales.


It is likely that you have seen, heard, or used safety harnesses at some point in your life since they are a well-known piece of protective equipment. This life saving piece of equipment has many uses outside of the construction industry, but where else would you expect to use one? 

At Lifting Equipment Store (LES), we always want to inform our website visitors and valued customers about the products we have available and how they will help solve the challenge at hand. That's why in this article we're going highlight what this  are and give you a breakdown of which areas you might expect to see or use them. 

If at any point in this article you're wondering what version is the right solution for your task at hand, you can contact a member of our LES team who will be happy to find the right product for you. 

What Are Safety H...

Have you ever asked yourself questions that are along the lines of ‘Why we need fall arrest harnesses?’ or ‘What's the difference between this version compared to other harnesses?’ 

Whether you have or maybe you've started a new project where you've been advised you will need a fall arrest harness, or any harness, you've landed in the right place. 

If at any point in this article you've got questions on how any of the variations of this safety equipment can help you, please contact a regularly trained member of the LES team who will be happy to help guide you on products that will provide an effective solution for you. 

Let's start off by uncovering the basics around this particular piece of on-person equipment by asking the question... 

What are Fall Arrest Harnesses?

When you are working above ground, your personal safety is ev...

You may have seen that many construction companies use ratchet straps for securing cargo and other loads when lifting.

However, have you ever thought about where else this durable solution is used? Whether you have or not, you're going to get an understanding of where else you can use these items.

Before we dive into other areas where you can expect to find this equipment being used, let's get an overview of what they are and the importance of looking after your strap(s).

What is this piece of equipment? 

They are typically made from polyester mesh and are a key component in tying down and securing cargo during the lifting process. They are also known as tie-downs and can help ensure all cargo stays in place and does not move or shift during transportation. This article will demonstrate the various uses of the equipment and how they can be incorporated into other areas of your life. 

If you want to...

Have you ever asked yourself something along the lines of: “Could I use hydraulic energy from hydraulic cylinders to help lift and move my heavy items on the shop floor?”

If you have, you're in the right place as we're going to cover everything to do with hydraulic cylinders in this article. You may not have asked a question like this but are wondering what solutions are available to you to lift your items and in that case, this article will give you insight into a potential product that can help you. 

At Lifting Equipment Store (LES) we want to inform all our customers about our products and services so that you feel that you have purchased the right solution for your industry.

That's why in this article we're going to give you an overview of what these mechanical actuators are, how they work, and the safety measures to take whilst using them to give you an understanding of if this is the right solution f...

If you're in an industry that requires working at great heights, then you have likely heard of, and used at some point, safety harnesses. Even if you're not entirely sure what this piece of equipment is or how they work, you've likely seen them in operation, just not paid attention to it.

In this article, we will look at what this safety gear is, how it can be used and the advantages having one or several can have for you and your workers.

If by the end of the article you have any further queries, please contact a member of our LES team and we will be more than happy to help guide you through your options.

What are Safety Harnesses?

In a short and sweet form, they are a form of protective gear that is designed to protect a person or worker from falling and getting injured. You can expect to find them being used, and you should use them when you are working at great heights as they giv...