Whale of a time
LGS is pleased to be sponsoring Lauren and Jemma (team Whale of a time) in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. The team will be provided with some essential safety equipment such as immersion suits and flares.
They will be attempting to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic, starting on the 12th December. The journey will take up to 90 days, and the team will be fully self sufficient and self propelled for the entire period. As well as for the huge personal achievement of rowing the Atlantic, Lauren and Jemma are also raising money for their chosen charities.
The whole team at LGS wish them luck, and we will keep you updated with their progress.
Personal AIS for Cat 2 Racing – new rule
The World Sailing Offshore Regulations have recently changed for Category 2 race rules for the carrying of personal AIS by all crew members onboard each yacht. As marine safety experts, our marine division can help skippers, boat owners and crew ensure they meet their safety requirements. A great review on options available can be viewed here.
SafeContractor Accreditation 2018/2019
Lifting Gear & Safety has just received their new SafeContractor accreditation for 2018/2019. The SafeContractor scheme is a SSIP-approved health and safety assessment scheme for contractors who want to demonstrate that they’re taking responsibility for their legal health and safety requirements. This allows our team of engineers and clients to be confident we adhere to strict health and safety regulations. More information on our accreditations, including our ISO9001 and ISO14001 can be found here.
Our Avonmouth depot has recently received a new shipment of webbing slings and round slings, from 1t 1m to 5t 12m, as well as 5t ratchet straps. Investing in stock ensures our clients can be confident we always have the quality items they require on the shelf, at a competitive price.
Out of the UK……
Lifting Gear & Safety has had a busy year so far completing work both inside and outside of the UK. Work in Europe has included inspections on vessels in Ireland, Sweden, Finland, France, Holland and Poland. Differing customer requirements, work environments and temperatures (down to -20) certainly challenged our skilled technicians, but they are always keen to go back for more. Running inspection programs alongside our online asset management system ensures our clients remain compliant with the knowledge their equipment is suitable for purpose and the LGS team are easily contactable to help if an issue arises.
Hayling Island Ferry
Working closely with Baker Trayte Marine, LGS assisted with the complete supply of marine safety equipment for the Pride of Hayling, brought back into service by Baker Trayte after a period of inactivity. The ferry provides a vital local link between Hayling Island and Southsea, saving residents an arduous journey round Langstone Harbour. Equipment supplied includes lifejackets, liferaft, pyrotechnics and lifebuoys. More information on the ferry can be found at this link:
James Penn Safety
LGS is pleased to announce the addition of James Penn Safety as sales representative for Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. James has a wealth of knowledge of the marine safety sector, and will help LGS grow into new areas and markets, with specific focus on renewables and the offshore industry.
HMS Queen Elizabeth
When asked if we would like a tour of new HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, it was an invitation that can not be turned down. A full tour of the flight deck, bridge, hangar, accommodation, and miles of internal corridors ensued, with the obligatory stop to check out the crane and liferafts! An incredible feat of engineering.
Biggest Little Railway lifejackets
LGS Marine recently supplied lifejackets to all involved with the Channel 4 show Biggest Little Railway. The show followed a number of engineers and model railway enthusiasts build a model railway across Scotland. An intriguing concept and great piece of engineering.
LGS Fareham were recently on hand to supply the beams, strops and shackles for the successful lift of the Redjet for her refit. The process was then repeated once complete, to get her back on the water and back in service. As well as supplying the equipment, LGS also helped calculate the loads and angles, to ensure a safe lift.