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Safety and Hydraulic Lifts

There are many uses for hydraulic lifts, from window washing to mobile lifts. In any type of situation, from personal to industrial, it is important to follow all proper safety procedures to avoid injury to yourself or others during use. Be sure to read the instruction manual for the equipment prior to use, and if certification is required, do not use the machine without the proper training and certification. In addition to these steps, also follow these common safety practices to ensure safe operation:

Inspection: It is important to inspect the unit before each use and several times throughout the year (as recommended) to ensure that the equipment can hold up to regular use. Look for loose connections, shaky joints, and a smooth operation every time. If needed, have the hydraulic lift serviced every few months to ensure it remains in top shape.

Usage: During use, always use any included safety elements, such as safety harnesses or helmets. Never jump on the lift, shake the lift, or lean out over the lift. These actions can cause unnecessary strain on the equipment, causing it to break or become damaged.

Maintenance: Always lower the lift completely after each use. Keep all parts clean and free of grease and oil. Keep safety equipment nearby and labeled for easy use. Label and color-code all controls to make it easy to operate the equipment, even under pressure. Lock the equipment in place when not in use, to ensure that the machine cannot roll away or turn on unexpectedly during service or when not in use.

If you follow the above safety tips combined with usage safety tips, you will not only stay safer, but your lift equipment will last longer too.
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