When lifting glass, it is critical to follow best practices, whether you are moving a single sheet or a large amount. When it comes to lifting a single piece of glass, there are two options: manually or with glass vacuum lifters.
If you are only working with small panes of glass, such as on a small home improvement project, you may be able to raise each pane on your own. If this is the situation, make sure to follow the instructions below:
Determine the weight of the glass first: glass area in meters x thickness in mm multiplied by 2.5 will give you an approximate weight in kg. Multiply this figure by 2.2 to get the weight in pounds. Lift no more than 20 kg (44 lbs) per person in general.
The glass should then be inspected to ensure that it is not broken or prone to breaking easily. Examine the glass's edges in particular for any minor cracks or scalloped edges.
If not transported appropriately or damaged, glass 6mm or thinner will become exceedingly unstable.
Always use suitable safety equipment, such as safety glasses, wrist gauntlets, cut-proof gloves, and safety shoes, as well as long sleeves and pants. Handling the glass will be safer if you use a handheld vacuum cup. Place the vacuum cup near the bottom of the glass. To guarantee that the vacuum is maintained, place the vacuum cup on the glass.
Check that the glass is clean and dry.
1.Inspect the area and path of travel to ensure that walking and moving the glass is safe.
2.Carry each pane of glass at your side, with one hand on the vacuum cup and the other higher on the glass to balance it during transportation.
3.Adopt postures that will keep you from being in imminent danger in the event of a break.
4.Always be aware of your surroundings and the positions of your coworkers.
5.Never carry glass higher than the height of your head or under your arms.
6.Move larger sheets that cannot be handled securely by one person.
7.You should be able to move smaller panes of glass with relative safety if you follow the guidelines above. However, if you will be lifting larger glass panes and want to ensure that all lifting is done safely, you will need to use expert glass lifting equipment.
The suction cups and powerful vacuum pumps perform all the heavy lifting, whether you buy a small, portable glass vacuum lifter that can manage up to 330 pounds or a forklift attachment that can carry up to 1,800 pounds. The following are the most important safety considerations to keep in mind when learning how to raise a heavy glass with vacuum lifters:
1.Never allow untrained workers to operate the machinery.
2.Before beginning a project, always check the weight of the glass and the load capacity.
3.Never try to lift the broken glass since the vacuum grasp may be too weak.
4.Loads should never be left hanging.
5.Each sheet of glass should be lifted to the lowest practicable height.
6.Follow all manufacturer guidelines.
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