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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...

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.

T...

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...

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 a business that deals with drums, also commonly known as barrels, on a regular basis, it's likely you've heard of a drum dolly before.

However, you might be reading this and be someone who has never heard of one while wondering a number of things that might include whether you need one, how you would use one, or how they work.

Well if that is the case, then this article is definitely for you as we're going to delve deep into what this item is, how it works, and how they can help meet your business challenges.

It's likely that at some point in your life you've seen container drums. Container drums are usually used for moving liquids that are hazardous as the material around the drum doesn't allow for any leakage or decay when dealing with toxic liquids.

These container drums don't just move by themself and aren't the most agile pr...

Drum Handling Trolleys are a core essential when handling heavy storage cylinders whether steel or plastic. There's a huge number of them that make up the range we offer, but this blog will walk you through the basics of the operation and why our truck is the best 'essential' solution.

Drum Handling Equipment is constituted according to the standard quality and provides work as per the customers' specifications. Known for industrial features like durability, performance, and long life service. This type of material handling equipment can be bespoke designed as per the client’s choice and work needs or simply off-the-shelf. If a business requirement is the moving, warehousing, and pouring of goods contained in this holding item, the right equipment can make a huge difference in the company's success. Using the correct handling equipment will also enhance workflow and work...

Ratchet straps are one of those everyday items that might not sound like much of a big deal, however, they play an important role in securing cargo and holding down equipment while being transported.

If you're going to buy this product, it's important for you to know how you can use them both safely and effectively which is why we want to give you a breakdown of what they are, how you can use them, and when you should replace them.

Here at Lifting Equipment Store (LES), we offer a range of different versions and if you need 1, 5, 10, 20, or 100 for your business, please check out our full product range or contact us to discuss how our business could help you meet your business needs.

What are ratchet straps and what are they used for?

This supportive equipment, which are also known as lashing straps and tie-downs, are mainly used for transportation and are a popul...

From manual to hydraulic, straddle to standard, adjustable to fixed there are many options available on the market and we ourselves offer a wider range...

 

With that being said we have found that many may not wish for a large robust and chunky stacker, a simple lightweight one will fit the bill perfectly!

 

Introduce the LES Lightweight Aluminium Hand Stacker…

We are very proud to be introducing our new ranges of Tractel and Yale Height Safety Equipment which includes everything needed to remain safe at height from Safety Harnesses to Fall Arrest Blocks and Anchorage Devices.

We chose to introduce these two super premium Height Safety brands first to bring you equipment designed for specialist applications as well as standard everyday equipment such as lanyards with carabiners big enough to anchor over a scaffold tube or harnesses designed for rescue, we aim to offer the best quality and the biggest range at the lowest prices. As always we promise to do our best to beat on price and if we don’t, challenge us!

Tractel Harness Kits

Tractel are a hugely popular brand within the height safety world, consider them the Mercedes of the Height Safety world. If Tractel don’t offer it- it probably doesn’t exist! A harness for almost every type of activity at height, check out the HUGE ...

Bottle Jacks- the neat small but mighty everyday lifting solution made up of a hydraulic ram and ‘pump’ mechanism, Bottle Jacks can be manufactured to lift up to 60 Tonnes which as I am sure you can appreciate is big enough to lift up most cars (and lorries) on the road.

Many cars these days are already equipped with a basic type of jack, sometimes a bottle jack but often a very difficult to use and flimsy jack, why not replace it for something that is easy to use, reliable and safe such as robust Bottle Jack which will save you time and effort when changing that wheel when your in that mad rush to get to your board meeting without time to wait for road-side assistance. -It happens all the time, or maybe your off road or stuck in a rut somewhere, a small and cost effective bottle jack could save your hours and a fortune in expensive recovery costs, idea for the DIY lover and anyone concerned about safety when on or off road.

We offer an extensive rang...

Pewag 2 Leg Chain Sling With Self Locking Hooks

Our services go beyond just the items we supply online and the basic specifications, if you have something out of the ordinary the chances are we can help you. All of our Chain Slings and Lifting Chains are made to order and we can custom manufacture your chains to the precise specifications of your design and incorporate specialist end fittings such as Container Lifting Lugs, Shackles, Chokes, Grabs and much more.

At this current time we only offer grade 8 chains for sale online however we do offer grade 10 and 12 Pewag Lifting Chains offline so please feel free to call for prices. Each assembly is provided with a certificate of conformity and a copy of the safe instructions for loading.

Lifting Equipment Store ship Lifting Sling Assemblies worldwide and can arrange shipping and export paperwork on any order to any country!

Our prices are competitive but do not be fooled- we only supply the ...

1800kg Hydraulic Furniture Movers- Perfectly suited to Schools, Hospitals, Removal Companies & More!

Our range of Raptor manual and hydraulic Furniture Movers are ideal for moving heavy loads in the workplace, schools, hospitals and pretty much anywhere that a load up to 1800kg needs to be lifted and shifted while staying relatively close to the ground.

We have had many removal companies purchasing these nifty products to make light work of their every day tasks such as lifting and moving heavy wardrobes and furniture which increases the speed at which the workers operate which in turn saves time and money for everyone- meaning your company or organisation becomes more productive.

Manual Furniture Movers- with a single model capacity up to 600kg these manually operated movers can lift up to 300mm from ground level and alike the hydraulic models still allow you to ‘scoop’ up the load, the difference with the manual movers ...