Safety notes

Operating environment

Our winches are built to withstand a variety of challenging environmental conditions, including standard operating temperatures of 0º - 40º C. However, where more exacting conditions apply, we can build mechanisms that extend these operating parameters to suit.


Every lifting winch requires a fail-safe braking system. Our standard electric and pneumatic worm gear winches are self-braking, which is fine for general lifting purposes. Brake motors can also be incorporated where necessary, or we can provide mechanisms without brakes.

Band brakes

Bank brakes are typically used for applications where a second brake is required, such as manriding or where the static load is a multiple of the dynamic WLL. They can be provided manually or fail-safe automatically by means of a hydraulic or pneumatic cylinder.