The RSS-branded chain blocks worked in tandem with synthetic round slings of the same capacity to vertically lift a main truss beam at “an iconic venue that hosts trade shows, sport and music events”. 

The chain blocks are being used by structural steelwork design and installation company BHC Ltd, which fulfilled a scope of work at the venue. 

BHC is based in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, several miles south of RSS’s Grangemouth depot. Both businesses provide a nationwide service, however, and it was the lifting and rigging equipment supplier’s facility in Heathrow that delivered the blocks to site. 

Gordon Orr, regional manager – Scotland, at RSS, said: “We support BHC’s main facility here in Scotland, but they use our equipment at various projects throughout the UK. Our extensive depot network gives companies like this constant access to our equipment close to the point of requirement and use; we have recently delivered a range of lifting beams and tackle [to BHC].” 

Orr also reported a widespread uptick in business, citing petrochemical, construction, offshore, shipbuilding, and structural steelwork as particular hotbeds of activity as Q2 looms. 

Sign up for free weekly newsletter 

Sign up for free digital edition of the magazine 


Rope and Sling Specialists opens new UK depot