January 2017

The use of brakes with a Mobile Hoist 23/01/2017

The use of brakes with a Mobile Hoist

The use of brakes with a Mobile Hoist is often a topic visited during training sessions.  Should brakes be applied when hoisting?  When should brakes be used with a Mobile Hoist?  These are the sorts of questions being mentioned specifically. In general brakes on a Mobile Hoist should not be applied during hoisting unless stated by the manufacturer or it is stated in the handling plan.  The reason for this is because the hoist will want to move to find the centre of gravity.  If this process is prevented by... Read More


Meet Matt Hampson – Green Trousers Ambassador

Green Trousers are thrilled to announce Matt Hampson as our Ambassador.  Matt is an incredible individual dedicating his time to his foundation the Matt Hampson Foundation which helps those that have suffered similar life changing sporting injuries. Since his accident in 2005 during an England Under 21 rugby training session, Matt has battled hard to live as normal a life as possible. Paralysed from the neck down and breathing via the aid of a ventilator, it is testament to him that he decided to set up the Foundation so that others... Read More