RSS wins five-year contract at Scotland Railway

Rope & Sling Specialists Ltd (RSS), with a facility in Grangemouth, Scotland, has won a five-year contract to deliver services related to Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER), crane maintenance, and personal protective equipment (PPE), to Strathclyde Passenger Transport (SPT). The contract was awarded via a Public Contracts Scotland tender and centred on […]

29/03/2022 - 15:28 pm

RSS offers Verton load orientation technology

Rope and Sling Specialists Ltd. (RSS) has been named a UK distributor of Verton’s load orientation products. Verton is an innovative technology firm and inventor of the world’s first remote-controlled load orientation system, which makes taglines obsolete, removing the need for workers to be near moving or suspended loads. It is focused on providing scalable […]

01/02/2022 - 14:21 pm

RSS RFID tracks lifting gear at multi-site project

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) tracks every item of Rope and Sling Specialists Ltd’s (RSS) equipment at a sprawling, seven-site project in London, UK. RSS has stocked lifting and rigging equipment stores at each of the locations – and every shackle, hook, sling, and harness is fitted with a tag that can be read by a smart […]

10/12/2021 - 14:46 pm

Rope and Sling at waste-to-energy site

Rope and Sling Specialists Ltd (RSS) has been delivering spreader beams, slings, shackles, and related Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) inspections to the project for almost a year, as work at the undisclosed site continues. Ron Harrison, regional manager, Rotherham (UK) depot at RSS, says, “We provide the lifting gear, and they […]

17/08/2021 - 12:19 pm

RSS completes beam, frame proof load tests

UK company, Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) Ltd, has proof load tested two 140t capacity truss lifting beams (frames) at crane rental firm Cramscene’s heavy lift division in Morley, West Yorkshire. RSS, a lifting and rigging equipment and services company, accepted a scope of work from Sheffield-based TFL Responsive Engineering Ltd., which delivers engineering services, […]

18/03/2021 - 10:04 am
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Hutin marks 15 years of RSS ownership

Steve Hutin celebrates 15 years of ownership at Rope and Sling Specialists Ltd (RSS) in March. Hutin, managing director, bought the lifting and rigging company in 2006, when a single depot in South Wales employed six staff. The then 30 year old had already been in the lifting sector for 12 years at the time; […]

02/03/2021 - 13:42 pm

Rope and Sling opens Plymouth depot

Rope and Sling Specialists Ltd. (RSS) has opened its eighth facility – in Roborough, Plymouth. The 5000sqft site joins six other lifting and rigging depots and the recently acquired Gemmak Engineering business, the manufacturing division within the RSS engineering services department. Having last opened a site in Warrington, this expansion represented an opportunity to move […]

18/01/2021 - 20:18 pm

RSS installs fall restraint systems at steel facility

Rope and Sling Specialists Ltd. (RSS) has designed, fabricated and installed four bespoke fall restraint systems at Tata Steel, Port Talbot, Wales. The solution consists of eight bespoke fall restraint posts, designed and fabricated by Gemmak Engineering, part of the RSS Group, and four MSA Latchways fall protection systems that, in combination with full body […]

24/11/2020 - 13:29 pm

RSS supplies JDN air hoists to lower TBM

Rope and Sling Specialists Ltd. (RSS) supplied two 50t capacity JD Neuhaus (JDN) air hoists and other rigging gear to the CVB joint venture, which used it to lower a tunnel boring machine at the Tideway project in London, UK. The air hoists were used to balance loads beneath the hook of a Liebherr LTM […]

14/09/2020 - 12:30 pm

RSS names Sean Maslen as sales director

Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) has promoted Sean Maslen to sales director. Maslen, who joined the lifting and rigging company early last year, was previously regional sales manager for the southwest. His focus will remain on key end user marketplaces  such as petrochemical sites, naval facilities and refineries, but he will cover the whole of […]

01/09/2020 - 14:22 pm

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