Anglia Handling Services Ltd
Fork truck access platformscan be supplied in a fold-up design if space is limited and are a cheap and versatile means of access within the workplace. Our fork truck access platforms are available for 1 or 2 men plus tools with a variety of options available.
We also supply powered scissor mobile work platforms, which are exceptionally mobile, are generally battery powered and can also be trailer mounted. Indoor and outdoor (all terrain) models available. Manually operated portable work platforms are a cost effective option for a range of applications.
In conjunction to our access equipment we also offer a range of height safety equipment such as safety harnesses, webbing and rope lanyards, anchor points, fall arrest blocks and rescue devices. Fall arrest blocks can also be fitted with a retrieval device that can be used to winch the person up or down in a rescue situation. Advice from our sales team is always available should you need it
Our range of construction equipment includes a huge variety of lifting accessories and well as various hoists (electric hoists and air hoists), manhole lifting equipment, fork truck attachments, height safety equipment (as described in Access Equipment above), winches and vacuum lifting equipment that may be of interest.
Our range of lifting accessories includes different lifting slings (chain slings, webbing slings and wire rope slings) that come in standard sizes and can also be made to order. Shackles are often used in conjunction with these slings and also come in many different capacities and sizes. Available in alloy, mild steel and stainless steel.
Eyebolts are often used as an anchor point to lift a product or as an anchor point. They can also be used for a height safety anchor such as on the wall of a building, however, they will need to be accredited to EN795. For awkward loads or where a load is turned a swivel hoist ring or rotating lifting point can be the answer.
Our range of fork truck attachments includes the access platform as described in Access Equipment but also many others such as the jib attachment that converts a fork truck into a mobile jib crane. The jib attachment can be of a fixed length or telescopic.
In some cases a mobile gantry will be required on site as a portable lifting point. We offer several options manufactured in mild steel and also from aluminium. Features include compact packaway design and on some models the option to adjust the height. We also supply Davits that are another type of lifting point often fitted on site at water and sewage treatment works.
Hoists can be manually operated, electrically operated or air / pneumatically operated. The big advantage of a manual hoist is that it can be moved to an area without a power supply and used immediately.
Manual hoists come in two different designs, a hand chain block (hand chain hoist) or a lever hoist (pullift). As their name suggests a hand chain hoist uses hand chain around a pocket wheel to lift and lower a load whilst the lever hoist uses a lever. Each hoist can be supplied with a standard length of chain or longer if required.
Electric hoists can be split between electric chain hoists and electric wire rope hoists. Air hoist options are air chain hoists only. Generally the electric chain hoist is used for capacities up to 2000 kg and the electric wire rope hoist for larger capacities. The air chain hoist is ideal for arduous environments or areas where a spark proof design is required.
Winches vary from a simple trailer winch to a hydraulic Tirfor winch with a petrol power pack! Tirfor offer a range of pulling winches where the wire rope passes through the winch body allowing any length of rope (special Maxiflex wire rope) to be used - the standard and lightweight Tirfor (also available with a hydraulic power pack) and Minifor. We also offer a range of manually operated drum winches to cover a huge range of applications. Powered drum winches can be air or electric.
Materials handling equipment can be split up into 5 groups. Skates for load moving along the floor, trucks for moving a load above the floor, stair climbers for moving a load up and down stairs mobile and static lift tables for moving a load at varying heights and restraints for securing a load.
Stair climbers can be manually operated, however, the powered option offers the operator total control moving large heavy loads up and down stairs safely. Different designs exist depending on the weight of the load to be lifted. We also offer Certified training as standard.
Scissor lift tables can be mobile or static with manual, electric or spring operation. Different designs exist for static scissor lift tables with the hydraulic power pack inside (standard design) or outside the machine (low profile design). Load restraints or cargo restraints can be used for holding loads on lorries, in containers and a variety of other applications. We offer two basic designs – chain and webbing.
There are various anchor points designed for different situations such a wall mounted eyebolts, clamps that can be used around a steel beam and slings that allow a more versatile option. We also offer a range of different karabiners for connecting components together. These include different hooks, connectors and manucroche.
We supply single and twin leg lanyards made in rope and webbing with fall restraint and fall arrest designs. Fall arrest designs come with a webbing shock absorber to limit the shock load during a fall. The twin leg lanyard is ideal for scaffolders as they can ensure they are always connected to the scaffolding even when moving around. Retractable lifelines are used to prevent a fall (some with a retrieval option) and work on a similar principle to a car seat belt.
We offer various safety harnesses with a different number of connection points for different applications. Tripods with winches are supplied for confined space access and we also offer safety evacuation devices. If you can’t find what you are looking for we do offer specifically designed solutions to customers problems such as roof safety systems.
Floor mounted devices include platform scales, weigh beams, U frames and compression load blocks. Platform scales are normally used in a fixed location whilst weigh beams and U frames can be easily moved to a different location. Compression load blocks can be used separately or built-in to a special weighing system.