Heavy machinery is the cause of over 400 fatalities in the workplace annually. Moving these machines is often difficult and dangerous. Safe moving is essential to helping prevent unwanted injury and death. When you need to move heavy machinery, use a company that uses proper safety and the right tools for the job.
Machinery movers Los Angeles use a variety of tools to move heavy machinery. Heavy equipment that isn’t oversized are easily moved with roller dollies. A ratchet strap holds the machinery in place as the up to 15-ton machine moves. The dollies have 360-degree rotation and use less power than other methods.
Toe jacks lift the corners of heavy machinery when a forklift isn’t used. These simple tools help the moving tools move beneath the weight and prepare for the move. Instead of trying to lift the multi-ton object, use toe jacks to avoid injury and make the move easier.
There is more than one type of moving skates used for heavy machinery. Utility machine skates can handle loads under 37.5 tons and offer weight distribution and stability with their wide stance. Straight line skates help prevent floor damage for loads up to 100 tons moving in a straight line. Compact swivel skates allow machinery to be moved in a multitude of directions. Their compact size allows more than one to be used where needed with each one handling a weight capacity from 1.5 to 12.5 tons each.
It is essential to use the right tool when moving heavy objects. The moving company your business uses should practice safe lifting, moving and communication when moving any object in your business. A well-trained staff understands the functions of the various moving tools, uses the right one for each object and wears their safety gear at all times. Don’t take a chance on safety.