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Lifting Davits

Lifting davits are a very effective solution for remote work site applications where standard cranes and standard lifting apparatus would be too cumbersome or expensive to put in place.

Most people generally consider lifting davits to be primarily utilised on ships and boats for lifting and lowering small craft. However industrial lifting davits cover a much wider range of duties in portable and stationary applications in many other locations including tall structures, roof tops, workshops, vehicles, utility works and below ground, in addition to marine uses. Standard lifting davits are available with manual or powered hoist and or winch lifting apparatus. These are generally designed solely for lifting goods and machinery and are therefore unsuitable for carrying people.

However, certified man-riding models are also available for suspension and rescue requirements. We provide custom engineered systems across all the industries we serve, providing either a standard or bespoke davit to meet all your requirements. Although we offer a wide variety of standard products, we are aware that many projects are unique and therefore require unique solutions accordingly. DLH takes great pride in excelling on those specific challenges.


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NEW 50 page Lifting Davit Guide - Loads of information about when and where used. Types available and much more...

With portable lifting davits with capacities from 225 kg to 1395 kg, there is a solution for just about every job or environment.  

COMALU ultra lightweight davits in aluminium for one man portabilty are offered with winch operation or for chain block suspension.

Steel lifting davits in painted, galvanised or stainless steel with manual or electric winches the THERN range of Davits and winches are world clas. Bespoke models can also be provided by THERN. Use our online form to enter your requirements.

DALE galvanised steel lifting davits are an economy option with various socket diameters. Please contact us for your non-standard requirements.
All models are offered with cast-in, surface mounted or wall mounted sockets as standard. But special mounts are also available on request.  You are welcome to contact our sales team for advice on the right lifting davit for your application, installation or to discuss your specific requirements in more detail.
Standard ranges are shown below:

With over 65 years’ experience in quality products, Thern’s lifting davits have established a well-earned reputation for quality performance, durability and reliability. Thern is renowned for quality products and for their ability and custom build equipment to fit detailed and specific needs.

The UNI-LIFT Davit - Lightweight Aluminium Goods and Rescue Davit is a man-riding Lifting Davit that is manufactured in lightweight aluminium and can be easily transported and erected by a single person as it has no heavy parts or tricky bolts. The two locking and adjustment points on the Uni-Lift 500 contains a sleeved hole for ease of use, allowing the fold-down locking pin to slide in easily. The Uni-Lift 500 body can be supplied with arms to accommodate, amongst other things, the fall arrest/rescue of a single person up to 136kg WLL. (Working Load Limit)

The Thern Ensign Series Portable Davit Cranes Models 5PA5 227 kg and 5PA10 544 kgs are designed for ease of use. There are two models available, namely the model 5PA5 with lifting capacities up to 227 kg and the 5PA10 up to 544 kg. They are very simple to install and ease of use is superb.The design has improved height and lift characteristics and therefore ergonomic operation. Lightweight and Portable, thsi Thern Davit crane has an adjustable boom angle, an adjustable wire rope sheave block, a quick mounting winch bracket and roller bearing for easy 360 degree rotation. It also offers both manual and powered winch operation, has the option of five corrosion-resistant finishes and provides an easy no-tools assembly and disassembly. Some of the davit crane’s major features include its adjustable sheave block, an adjustable boom angle, a quick-mount winch bracket, a nylatron flange bearing and tapered roller bearing. All contribute to this davit crane’s superior performance.

DLH online is the main UK authorised distributor for Thern Inc., alongside being a top UK authorised distributor for the Columbus McKinnon Group (CMCO) who incorporate the Yale, Pfaff Silberblau, Steerman and Camlok brands. DLH Online is also the Main UK authorised distributor for Schilling, Eepos, Erikkila and Codipro. They are also the sole authorised Master UK distributors for Lifts All Sweden alongside being the main North West (UK) authorised distributors for Crosby, RUD, Sumner and Donati. DLH Online also produces its own brand, Mezzbarriers.

As one of the leading supplier in the world of dynamic lifting and handling, DLH Online offer a broad variety of products and provide a full range of quality services: from design to completion of your projects and commissioning to the maintenance of your handling Equipment. Through our superior aftercare service, DLH Online provide excellent value for money and our products help to ensure the safety of your workplace whilst maintaining the readiness and benefits of your handling equipment for the duration of its lifetime.