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Machinery Skates – Tips For Safe Usage

Machinery skates are an important part of being able to move heavy loads from one location to another. While jacks are helpful in being able to hoist a large load up in the air, it is the skates that allow heavy loads to be moved from one location to another. There are many different types of skates to choose from.

Machine skates, in general, are made to move heavy loads around smooth floors. Like their lifting equipment counterparts, they have a capacity limit – such as 20 tons, 40 tons or even up to over 200 tons. The advantage of skates are that they are very easy to use and are able to reduce the workload time due to their effectiveness. But, as with any load moving gear, safety checks still need to be performed to ensure that the skates are able to hold the load while moving over the surface. Also, safety gear should be worn such as non-loose fitting clothes, so there is no snagging on wheels or other parts, and also gloves to ensure grip when moving the load. Make sure to clear a path to your destination as any obstacles could get in the way and cause dangerous instability during the move. It’s also important to block off certain work areas so that other workers are amply warned that there is a moving operation in place. It’s also worth inspecting the skates you are going to use for any imperfections or problems each time before you use them.

At HTS Direct Limited, we provide some of the best machinery skates in the UK and in the world. Our advanced skates include swivelling wheel boxes to absorb and even level uneven floors, and anti-slip rubber pads to ensure your load is secure. To see our full range of load moving skates, just head over to To talk more about our products or for custom-builds, just call us on +44 (0)1785-816747 or email today.

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