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Ratchet lashings - What’s in a label?


Date: 01/03/2016


With so many companies selling cheap Far Eastern imported ratchet lashings these days, this is a question that is being asked more and more.


As with most products there is a European standard (EN 12195-2) that covers the manufacture of ratchet lashings. Whilst it is not a legal requirement in the UK to use ratchet lashings produced to this standard, it is likely that in the event of a accident / shed load the investigating bodies will be looking to see if the system used is suitable for the task at hand.


We have been supplying ratchet lashings for over 30 years, in that time we have seen the market flooded with inferior products that claim to meet the requirements of the European standard. Indeed, a number of years ago we ourselves looked into importing directly from the Far East, but as part of our quality system a number of samples from different manufacturers were subjected to tensile testing - the results in most cases were found to be well below expectations.


As a result, we have continued to supply our British manufactured ratchet lashings, using quality ratchet handles and 7000daN webbing that far exceeds the requirements of EN 12195-2. Yes they cost more, but you can be assured that you are buying a quality British manufactured product that meets; and in fact exceeds, the requirements of EN 12195-2.


In order to help you in identifying which ratchet lashings actually comply with the EN standard, we have produced a leaflet titled ‘Ratchet Lashings - What’s in a label’, please download your copy by clicking the hyperlink.

Stage Solutions News - Guy-Vise Dead Ends


Date: 17/06/2016


Sutch Lifting Equipment are pleased to announce that new stocks of the popular Guy-Vise wire rope terminations have finally arrived. We now have over 1200 units in stock ready for immediate dispatch.


Please click here to visit our product page, or contact our sales team for more information.

Suspension Solutions News - Zip-Clip


Date: 16/06/2016


Zip-Clip have recently added the KL600 zip-clip and wire to its comprehensive range of wrap-around suspension products. With a 500kg rated loading, the list of applications is sure to grow.


Please click here to visit our product page, or contact our sales team for more information.

Spring has sprung - Examination & Reporting software upgrade


Date: 03/05/2017


May see’s the beginning of our in-house evaluation for our forthcoming upgrade to an Android tablet based examination and reporting software.


Supported by both GSD Associates and Tang Solutions, we are excited by the promise of the improved accuracy and reporting features this upgrade will afford both our engineers and customers alike.


We will be updating this page with further news of this upgrade, so please bookmark or follow us on Twitter @sutch_lifting so that you can be amongst the first to know when the trials are complete and the system is launched.