Trime Double Up on Hand Winch Safety

The safety of operators when using a Trime lighting tower is of paramount importance to the Group. As Trime lighting sets are often deployed where the wider public are at large, the welfare of bystanders is also predominant.

With this in mind, Trime have developed a patented unique protection device that defends both the operator and anyone nearby from injury, should the hand winch rope fail and the mast falls. Trime have engineered this system to ensure that the mast is blocked if the ropes were to become broken, stopping a sudden fall and preventing serious injury.

Although rope failures are a rarity, deliberate damage caused by vandalism can be an issue particularly on festivals and outside events. In addition, over winding and lack of maintenance can contribute towards cuts or frays to the rope which will almost certainly lead to failure.

Trime’s new system is now fitted as standard on all their hand winch lighting towers, including their popular X-CHAIN and X-CITY lighting sets.

Trime UK managing director Paul Hay said, “Thankfully mast failures are very uncommon, but as a responsible company, we took the decision to strengthen the safety of our hand winch models by introducing this new system. Because the X-CITY and X-CHAIN lighting towers are favourites with rental firms, we wanted this added security so that their clients were protected from any possible injury”.

Trime UK arranges training courses at the Cambridgeshire headquarters. These courses always include safe operation with detailed information about essential maintenance on all Trime lighting - tower models. Owners of Trime sets are encouraged to take up these training opportunities.

Trime has over 50 years of experience in the development and marketing of environmentally sustainable lighting sets for the event, construction and rental markets. Trime UK is headquartered in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire; their manufacturing plant is based near Milan, Italy.