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If you are involved in an industry with heavy machinery or loads, you have likely heard of crane scales. This is because crane scales are 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 a crane scale 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?

Crane scales are 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. Crane scales play an importa...

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. Safety harnesses have 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 safety harnesses 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 type of safety harnesses 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 Harnesses? ...

Have you ever asked yourself questions that are along the lines of ‘Why we need fall arrest harnesses?’ or ‘What's the difference between fall arrest 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 a fall arrest harness or another version 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 everything. Fall arrest ...

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 ratchet straps.

Before we dive into other areas where ratchet straps are used, let's get an overview of what they are and the importance of looking after your strap(s).

What are Ratchet Straps? 

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

If you want to find out more about ratchet straps and how they work, you can re...

Have you ever asked yourself something alone 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. This article will give you an overview of what hydraulic cylinders 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 for your business challenge. 

If by the end of the...

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 safety harnesses are, how they can be used and the advantages safety harnesses 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?

Safety harnesses are a form of protective gear that is designed to protect a person or worker from falling and getting injured. Safety harnesses are used when you are working at great heights and give you that sense of security if you were to fall.

By wearing a harness the risk...

If you are in an industry that deals with heavy machinery it is likely you have come across crane scales. This piece of equipment will provide you with the ideal solution for weighing heavy loads and machinery.

This article aims to give you an overview of what this piece of equipment is, the difference between hanging scales and crane scales, how you can use the equipment, the safety measures to take whilst using, and the benefits of purchasing one. 

If by the end of this article you have any questions on if this is the right piece of equipment for you, please contact an experienced member of the LES team who we will be more than happy to help guide you through your options.

What are Crane scales?

Crane scales are heavy-duty scales used for the suspension of large or heavy items. This product can be the ideal solution for identical applications where a hoists crane is being used and readings are required. 

What is the diffe...

It is likely you have seen platform trolleys before but just not known it. You may have been told you need one as a solution to move your goods from point a to point b with ease and not known where to start, what type is right for you, and how exactly you can use one.

Well, you've come to the right place!

Whether you know what they are or have never heard of one before and are now looking to get one, this article has something for you as we're going to be breaking down everything to do with a platform trolley.

The team at Lifting Equipment Store (LES) always wants to make sure the focus is on you as a customer which is why we put together articles like this to delve into all the details around lifting products and solutions that can drive more value to your business and it's customers.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about this moving piece of equipment ...

If you're in an industry that requires the lifting of equipment, it's likely you're familiar with machine movers. This moving equipment will provide you with an ideal solution for the transporting of heavy materials and machinery.

However, you might have been told you need a machine mover to do a certain job and are not aware with them. If that's the case, then this article will give you a breakdown of everything you need to know about this handy piece of equipment.

In this article, we will look at what this piece of equipment is, how they can be used by your team, safety advice for using them, and the advantages they will have in store for you

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 is a machine mover?

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Load cells are an important piece of measuring equipment that can help you when it comes to checking weights, loads, and identifying what other lifting equipment you need to do the task at hand.

The team at Lifting Equipment Store (LES) always want to make sure that you have the right equipment and accessories to do your task at hand effectively. This piece of measuring equipment can be a fundamental part of your lifting tasks at hand and a great accompaniment to your existing range of lifting equipment.

That's why in this article we're going to outline what load cells are, the benefits they can have for your business, and the different varieties that are available for you to choose from.

If at any point in this article you've got questions on how this piece of equipment can help your business specifically, you can contact a member of the LES team who will be happy to help you.

What are...

Have you ever asked yourself the question: "how can I maneuver the heavy loads coming into my floor space easier?" Well, furniture movers can likely be the answer to your lifting and maneuvering challenges.

At Lifting Equipment Store (LES), we always aim to ensure our customers and website visitors can be fully informed about a product and service we offer while also giving you ideas to make you positive that it's the right solution for you and your team's challenge.

That's why in this article, we're going to break down what furniture movers are, why you should use them, the benefits of each type, and safety precautions to take before use so you've got all the information you need before making the purchasing decision.

If you get to the end of this article, or at any point during your read of this article, you would like to find out more about this piece of equipment specific to your busines...

It's likely you've seen beam clamps before but might not have needed one until now where you realise what they actually are.

If you don't know what this piece of equipment is, that's no problem at all as this article is going to break everything down for you. In this article, going to be looking at everything to do with beam clamps and how they can help your business.

Lifting Equipment Store (LES) always wants to make sure the focus is on the customer which is why in this article we're going to do a deep dive into what this piece of equipment is and how they can help your business with its challenge.

If by the end of this article you have questions on how one of these lifting solutions can help your specific business challenge, please contact a regularly trained member of the LES team where they will be happy to discuss bespoke solutions to your business.

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