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!
Gunnebo Chain Slings
LGS is on target to build and supply over 1,500 chain slings this year – equating to nearly 6 per day! These slings have been supplied worldwide, to clients looking for a quality product at a competitive price. Thanks to the support from Gunnebo, we have increased our stock levels to ensure we can quickly supply chain slings of all lengths, grades and terminations as required.
More information on our Gunnebo chain sling range can be found here.
When asked if we could supply two 80T bespoke shackles, how could we refuse. Working closely with the client and manufacturer we were able to supply exactly the part the client required. LGS stocks a large range of lifting equipment to suit most applications, but if you require something more specific just let us know. We love a challenge! Below are some pictures of the manufacturing process and the final shackles.
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.