GlassParts.co.uk, one of the largest online suppliers of tools, fittings and consumables to the glass, window & architectural industries, has announced the launch of a brand new product aimed at making life easier for installers. Officially unveiled at this year’s FIT Show, where it generated a huge amount of interest, the Window Lift is designed to alleviate the risk of strain or injury to any installer carrying heavy windows through a house and up the stairs.
Kieran Costello Jnr, Sales and Marketing Manager at GlassParts.co.uk explains: “According to the Health & Safety Executive around 1.6 million working days were lost between 2012 and 2013 to handling injuries, the majority of which were sustained through heavy lifting and carrying. With substantial profile and the potential for more triple glazing, windows are getting heavier than ever before, so we felt it was important to offer our installer customers a safe alternative to manual lifting of heavy windows.”
The vacuum lifter is a dual circuit device which meets all the CE norms for lifting glass on construction sites. It is fast to setup and will safely lift a window of 200kg up to 9.5m high. This means the installer no longer needs to carry the window through the house as all the lifting is done from outside. The Window Lift can be carried in one hand for maximum portability and the standing device can extend from 5 to 9 metres, so can easily be transported on a roof rack.
Kieran concludes: “We pride ourselves on our expertise and, rather than simply memorising catalogue numbers for products, we want to offer advice and real solutions for our customers’ requirements. Having invested a lot of time developing the Window Lift to do just that, we are delighted with the levels of interest it generated at this year’s FIT Show and look forward to helping many more installers manouvre windows safely and efficiently.”