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Seawork 2019

Seawork 2019 starts tomorrow and runs from the 11th to 13th June in the Mayflower Park, Southampton. Come and visit the LGS stand at PY130 to talk with our staff on your lifting, height safety and marine safety requirements.

Lifting is a modern art

LGS Port Talbot were tasked with helping Davies Cranes with the delicate lift and move of the well reported Banksy image which appeared a few months ago on the corner of a garage. The depot supplied spreaders, slings, chain blocks and tirfors to ensure a smooth lift and unload at it’s new home. More information can be found here –


When DIY SOS called our Redruth branch this week needing a Genie lift we were on hand to supply. Good work!

Finished in new record time!

Congratulations to Jemma and Lauren for completing the Talisker Atlantic rowing challenge in a new record time for female pairs. Very impressive. After 50 days at sea in a small rowing boat, they stepped foot on Antigua, tired and sore, but relishing the experience and raising a large sum of money for charity. LGS was proud to help sponsor their journey by providing their marine safety equipment, with the team offering the following:

” LGS very kindly supplied us with all our essential safety equipment, from medical kits, immersion suits, harnesses, a life raft and more, for our 3000 mile row across the Atlantic Ocean.  We used our harnesses every hour of every day and were very grateful of their presence. Luckily we did not have to use the majority of our safety equipment and we enjoyed a smooth, quick crossing of the ocean. However we felt safe in the knowledge we were prepared with the help of LGS and equipment should anything have gone wrong. Thank you LGS for being our safety partner board.”

Christmas in the Atlantic…

Team Whale Of Time Row are making great progress across the Atlantic – the weather has been less than favourable over the past few days, but Christmas cheer and new year celebrations (plus clean t-shirts) have kept spirits high. Follow their blog here –

JOSCAR Accreditation

Lifting Gear & Safety has just renewed its JOSCAR Accreditation for 2019.

JOSCAR is an accreditation system for the aerospace, defense and security sectors, helping reduce the time, cost, resources and duplication needed to provide information to major customers. Holding common supplier data in a central system allows information to be accessed by all participating buying organisations.Benefits to the buyers include:

  • Immediate access to a single source of accurate, comprehensive and high-quality data
  • Reduced time and cost associated with pre-qualification, assurance and on-going compliance
  • More effective identification and management of supply chain risk and brand reputation
  • Enhanced management information reporting on key supplier measures
  • Validated supplier data
  • Ability to add bespoke content and integrate with back office systems

Current organisations subscribing to the system include BAE, Babcock, QinetiQ, NATS, Leonardo, Meggett and the MOD.

Christmas Opening Hours

Our offices will be closed from 5pm on the 21st December until 7.30am on the 2nd January. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.







Boat lift

LGS again helping with the lift of a yacht – this time providing a local crane company with the required spreaders, slings and shackles.

















Let the row begin….

Good luck to team Whale of a Time who start their row across the Atlantic today. Their progress can be followed at the following link.

2018 Race Tracking

There is also a great article about the team on the Telegraph website:

And for those of you wondering how much food you need to row the Atlantic, below is your answer!




















LGS crossing the pond

Jemma and Lauren (team Whale of a Time) are making final preparations before they fly to La Gomera in a few days time to complete in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Row Challenge. The race starts on the 12th December, so not long now before they head west. The race progress can be followed via the YB Tracking App. LGS has provided the team with marine safety equipment for the journey, which we hope they will not use!