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Secure your lock off with safety hasps or plug lockout.

Safety lockout haps are used in conjunction with safety padlocks and can protect against unexpected start-up of machinery, valves or power supply. The hasp is attached to the primary isolator and each individual working on that area can attach their safety padlock. As each worker completes their tasks they can remove their padlock. Once all […]

What is the best replacement padlock? Mine has been cut off!

A padlock can need replacing for a number of reasons. Sometimes they are cut off because an attempted break-in has occurred or a poor quality padlock has seized up. We were recently contacted by a customer whose padlock on the communal gates has been cut off whilst someone was trying to break into the property. […]

Best hasp for my garage door?

“Can you please advise which hasp and staple I am best to keep for securing my garage?” Sarah Answer: The bottom hasp is better The top hasp is the type of thing you get from an iron mongers and will be ok. However, there are a number of reasons it will not be as good […]

How do you choose a padlock for lockers with Cam Latches?

Is your locker fitting causing you issues? Choosing a padlock for your locker should be easy. Surely if it goes onto the fitting on your locker and you can close it, then job done! Well, it may not be that straightforward. Lockers are fitted with either Cam Latches or hasp and staple, which are then […]