Taking your electrical items on holiday

When you are going on holiday abroad you will want to take some electrical items with you such as hairdryer, straighteners and probably items that will need charging such as tablets, Bluetooth headphones and mobile phones. Mostly abroad the plug sockets will be different to the standard UK 3 pin sockets so you will need to buy adapters. Ensure that the adapters that you get are suitable to the country where you are going, and also that they are safety rated to the UK standard. You may also want to take short extension cords with you, these can be really useful as often you get into your hotel room and... Read More »

Do I need a qualified electrician?

If something goes wrong with the electrics in a property most people, if they have not got any electrical knowledge themselves, immediately call out an electrician and usually this is the right thing to do and the safest. There are some occasions however when a qualified electrician is not needed for instance if the trip switch has tripped out. The trip switches are generally next to the fuse board and so can easily be switched on again. If they continue to trip it is usually an appliance that has a fault on it so by turning everything off and turning them on one by one the offending appliance can be... Read More »

A Buying Guide for Electric Chain Hoists

Buying electric chain hoists requires many different considerations on a variety of specifications and topics to ensure the correct product is purchased. It can be difficult when specifying an electric chain hoist for the first time, or if you are not sure whether a manual hoist, electric chain hoist or electric wire rope hoist will be the best option. In general, an electric chain hoist can lift loads of up to around 50 tonnes. If you need a higher capacity, you may need to think about a different lifting option. When you choose an electric chain hoist, you can choose the option that best suits you for your processes, your... Read More »

Getting the Most Out of a Forklift Truck

Forklift trucks are very good value for money and can be great for use in warehouses, factories, areas where lots of equipment or items are being stored, and even shop floors or larger industrial environments. One single forklift can do lots of different jobs and can be highly valuable when used in the right way. When using forklifts and buying them in the first place, think about the range of tasks they will carry out, which will help form a decision on which kind you will buy. Once you have a forklift truck already, it is very important to maintain it well and keep it in good condition. It will... Read More »

A Bespoke Jib Crane for Improving Processes

Jib cranes can be made bespoke as well as bought already complete, so you can specify capacity, height, mounting options, and anything else that is important. Jib cranes are highly flexible and can help with all manner of business processes. With a bespoke jib crane, even more will be available to you and there are many ways you can make it your own. If you are considering a bespoke jib crane, the initial step you need to take is to think about your needs. Consider the processes already in place for things like packaging, handling and lifting – what needs to be improved? What would make your services faster, and... Read More »