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Lifting Slings and Hoists

Our Lifting Slings and Hoists are an essential tool when you need to move heavy loads safely. Our Lifting Slings can be used with loads between 1 and 5 tonnes, and are colour-coded to European standards. We also offer Hoists for a variety of applications. All of our Lifting Slings and Hoists include a 1-year guarantee and free mainland UK delivery on orders over £45. Orders your lifting slings online or get in touch with our team for help and advice.

Lifting Slings and Hoists - More Information

3 tonne lifting sling

What are Lifting Slings and Hoists?

Lifting Slings and Hoists are used to aid with moving large and heavy loads. They are often used in factories, workshops, garages and warehouses.

How do Lifting Slings and Hoists work?

Lifting Slings are attached to lifting equipment to ensure safe movement of heavy and bulky loads. Lifting slings are made from high-strength polyester that can deal with a safe working load of between 1 and 5 tonnes, depending on the model used.

Other types of hoists come with steel chains and some have a ratchet arm to help lift the load. They usually feature hooks fitted with safety latches, so the load which needs lifting can be safely attached to the hoist. Other hoists are powered by electricity or can be attached to forklifts.

What are the benefits of using Lifting Slings and Hoists?

Lifting Slings and Hoists allow you to lift and move heavy goods which would be difficult or impossible to move manually. They ensure that heavy and bulky items can be moved safely. There are a variety of different Lift Slings and Hoists with different capacities, so you can choose the hoist that best suits your needs.

Which Lifting Slings and Hoists are in the First Mats UK range?

We offer a wide range of different slings and hoists with lifting capacities ranging from 250kg up to 5 tonnes. We have different solutions depending on your current set up and needs, including hoists that are suitable for small spaces, hoists that can be attached to forklifts and a static floor mounted crane.

Lifting Slings

Our range of Lifting Slings are all made from high strength 100% polyester and range from 1 tonne to 5 tonne capacities. These straps are, weight for weight, three to five times stronger than chain and you also have the advantage of being able to detect overload easily as the strap will fray if overloaded.

Lifting Hoists

For lifting heavy goods in areas where space is limited, the Mini Lever Hoist is ideal. It has a lightweight and compact design, yet it can easily and safely lift loads of up to 250kg. For larger loads and larger spaces we also offer Lever Hoists that have a range of different capacities from 750kg to 3000kg.

The Forklift Hoist Attachment is perfect if you already have a forklift truck, as it can be attached to the forks converting the forklift into a mobile crane. The attachment is easy to fit and operate and has a lifting capacity of up to 1000kg.

Alternatively, our Static Floor Mounted Crane can be mounted onto any stable surface including loading bays, 4x4s, flatbed trucks or trailers. Goods can easily be moved and rotated via the unique 360° swivel base.

Why buy Lifting Slings and Hoists from First Mats UK?

All of our Lifting Slings and Hoists are of excellent quality and well-made. We offer competitive prices along with free (on orders over £45) and fast UK delivery. You can rely on our excellent customer service as well as our quality products – we have excellent reviews on Trustpilot with a rating of 4.8 out of 5. 

If you have any questions regarding our range of lifting slings and hoists or any of the other products on our site, don't hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable team.