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The Top Three Essential Items for Commercial Lifting

Commercial lifting is an extremely complex industry but there is no doubt that without this technology we would all find it far more difficult to carry out large construction and delivery roles. Loading cargo onto a large ship for example or building a new steel frame would be impossible without effective lifting equipment. In this blog, we will walk through some of the key commercial lifting items and explain how and when they are used. Understanding the process will make it far easier as a project manager or land owner to invest in lifting products. So, from lanyards to ratchet straps keep reading more to find out.

Ratchet straps


While you may not have heard of these items before they are, in fact, vital pieces of equipment. Working at height can be incredibly challenging and there are often tasks which must be completed that are fairly challenging at the best of times. So, you won’t want to be focusing on trying to stay safe when you’re doing this. With a lanyard, you can maintain your safety by being securely attached to an anchor point. This will mean that you can focus completely on the task at hand and complete the job to an acceptable standard. So, what are some other essential pieces of equipment for commercial lifting?

Ratchet straps

Ratchet straps are actually used in a wide variety of industries and you will have likely come across them before in another sector. Essentially these pieces of safety equipment are used to securely fix items together. While they do secure items incredibly well they are also very easy to remove as the quick-release feature has been developed over many years. When working at height it is imperative that you fasten everything together so you can be confident that nothing can hit anyone else.


Harnesses are, undoubtedly, one of the most common safety items when it comes to working at height and they are used in a wide variety of industries. After all, everyone from tree surgeons to professional rock climbers use harnesses and they all rely on these items to save their lives. Depending on the work you are completing there are a variety of different harnesses which you can purchase. There is the full-body harness for work that will take a fair amount of time and smaller waist harnesses for less stressful tasks.

Here at Lifting & Safety Gear Ltd, we have plenty of harnesses so head over to our harness section to check out our range.

If you would like any further information about lift and safety gear then feel free to contact us today. We have many years of experience in the industry and can certainly help you with any questions you might have.

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