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Lattice Beam in action

A bespoke lift requires some bespoke products – here we provided our own lattice beam and specially made pipe slings to assist in the lift and installation over a railway line. Having access to a large range of our own lifting equipment means we can cater for any project, however big or small.

New Lifting Manager – LGS Avonmouth

We are pleased to announce that we are joined this week by Mike Nash who has started his LGS journey as Lifting Manager at Avonmouth.  

This neatly coincides with internal restructuring as the depot continues to grow and develop. Mike has an impressive array of abilities that dovetail very nicely into the LGS ethos and his experience will be of huge benefit as he grapples with the demands of our industry. 

Mullion Lifejacket Servicing

LGS Marine has just successfully passed the recertification course for Mullion lifejackets, allowing them to offer the servicing and certification of the complete Mullion range. With depots throughout the south west, we can offer customers rapid turnaround times for the servicing of their commercial lifejackets, so there is no downtime for their vessels.

As well as Mullion lifejackets, we can also service Lalizas and Seago, both commercial and leisure lifejackets. For more information on our marine products, click here, and for our marine services click here

Lifting Equipment Technician Apprenticeship

LEEA have recently announce their new Lifting Equipment Technician Apprenticeship scheme, giving the next generation of technicians the chance to learn in a work environment whilst gaining a formal qualification in the process. The scheme is available throughout England, so we are urging those who are interested to get in contact. More information can be found here:

Ocean Safety servicing approval

LGS recently completed the Ocean Safety servicing course for their range of ISO liferafts, offer customers extra support in the South West of England and South Wales. With numerous depots coving these areas, and regular transport between them, we can offer collection and delivery of liferafts for service, as well as full lifejacket servicing facilities, and a full array of marine safety equipment.

This is a great addition to our offering, and we are excited to work alongside Ocean Safety to help their customers.

MCA approval for LGS Avonmouth

Our Avonmouth depot has recently joined our Pembroke depot in receiving MCA approval, allowing them to service SOLAS liferafts and lifejackets. This is a great step in continuing to grow our support network to our clients, and helping them manage their marine safety equipment. The process involves a number of stages, including gaining a pyrotechnics storage licence (for the storage of new and time expired flares), a wholesalers dealers licence (for the storage and distribution of Category C first aid kits, which are classed as controlled drugs) and an inspection from the MCA themselves to check the processes, equipment and location are all suitable and to their high standards.

For any marine safety equipment requirements, including liferaft hire, new equipment, servicing or coding advice, please get in contact.

Happy Birthday LGS Dudley

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the opening of LGS Dudley. The depot has rapidly become a fantastic addition to the LGS family, as well as the lifting community in their local area. Offering the hire, sales and inspection of lifting and height safety equipment, with plenty of available stock and well qualified engineers on hand, the future looks bright. Asked about the first year of trading, depot manager Dave Hickinbottom commented “It’s been a fantastic first 12 months with LGS, building a team and network of clients. The opportunities to continue to grow the depot never stop presenting themselves to us, so we can’t wait to see what year two bring us. We are constantly increasing our stock holding and hire fleet, to allow us to service the wide range of customers we have in the area”.


New Redruth Depot Manager

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Speakman to the position of Depot Manager for Redruth filling a vacancy that arose because of an internal promotion.

Paul has been with the company for five years, has wide experience of lifting equipment and will be a welcome addition to the LGS management team.

We wish him every success in his new position.

New Area Manager – Lee Abdalla

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Lee Abdalla to the position of LGS Area Manager.  Lee joined the company six years ago as a depot manager and was instrumental in growing our then fledging Redruth depot into the thriving location it is today.  The company is pleased to see opportunities arise as a result of our continued expansion and even happier that existing team members are getting the chance to develop their careers within the business that they have helped grow.

We wish Lee the best of luck in this new role.

Newport go North

When a client urgently required some large slings and shackles for a lift in Lanarkshire, our Newport depot didn’t hesitate to offer to help. With the items required early the following morning, the items were checked then packed in the LGS van, for a pre-dawn drive north. Once delivered, the driver had enough time for some scenic photos, before driving back in time to watch the football.

This type of order shows our commitment to ensuring our clients have the equipment they need whenever and wherever they are. It also shows how committed our staff are to helping these clients.