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Need to test your lifting equipment? Got limited space?

Legislation of lifting equipment has become far more stringent, and so old-style testing equipment just doesn’t cut it anymore, which is why we’ve upgraded all of our equipment. Our new dynamic lifting equipment test machines were designed for these new tests, and they’re ready to test your lifting equipment. As lifting engineers ourselves, we’re always…

Hydraulic Servicing & Repair From Worlifts

Hydraulic lifting equipment needs a regular maintenance schedule to ensure it’s always safe to operate, and it’s essential that all companies using such equipment keep it in top condition. However, sometimes there’s a problem, and a routine check and highlight issues which means the equipment cannot be used. This causes delays, which will inevitably lead…

A look at Tangye History

Very often we can forget that much of the technology we use today had some pretty important beginnings, and being close to Birmingham, arguably the heart of the industrial revolution, there can be a lot to uncover. This weekend was such a time when I realised that a company Worlifts have dealt with for decades…

How should lifting equipment be marked to indicate safe working loads?

Lifting equipment and all accessories, must have clear markings indicating their safe working loads, or “SWL”. You’ve no doubt seen this indication on the side of any equipment that’s used to lift anything, including people. In the case of people, it should in fact also show how many people can be lifted. You’ll likely see…

Hydraulic Lifting Equipment – What to consider for safety

Hydraulic systems are everywhere around us, and it’s no surprise, as a tool for lifting heavy loads or applying pressure, they’re efficient and powerful. Due to the basic rule of Pascal’s Principle, they allow a small force to be multiplied into a much larger one, making it a breeze to lift heavy objects or operate…

Lifting Equipment Safety – What Are My Obligations?

We’ve covered the technical aspects of LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998) in another blog, but there might still be some nagging doubts about what exactly covered by the regulations, and what you, as an employer, need to do in order to ensure you comply. Of course, it’s not just a matter of…

Hydraulics v Pneumatics – Infographic

Following on from our blog post showing the difference between Pneumatic and hydraulic systems, we spruced up the graphics to explain it a little clearer. Thanks for Mrs. Jones at Brindley Junior School for the inspiration for this, it will be used in class!

Health and Safety: Working in cold weather

Working in hot weather brings with it a whole host of problems when the heat may tempt some people to cast away thick, protective clothing and perform their duties wearing nothing but shorts and a smile. Cold weather is not so much a problem, as safety equipment is generally very thick, and when put on…

Is it OK to buy second hand lifting equipment?

When you’re in the market for lifting equipment, you can sometimes be tempted to look at the second hand market to find what you need, simply to keep costs down. Equipment used for lifting is often expensive, and for good reason. There are huge safety issues around the lifting of heavy plant, people and other…

Worlifts – 40 Years of Excellence!

On the 18th October, just a few months before his 60th birthday, Sam Worley founded Worlifts and since that day, the company has been supplying lifting and associated equipment across all sectors of industry. The company began as a manufacturer of hydraulic jacking equipment, but competition arrived with the increase in imported products, and so…

What is LOLER and How Does it Affect Your Business?

Lifting operations form part of the routine activities of many businesses, but they run the risk of causing injury or damage. Understanding your legal obligations in this area allows you to keep your workplace safer and to avoid the unpleasant consequences of breaching the law. What is LOLER? The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations…