At Airpes we work with many companies in the steel sector, and we have designed many handling, lifting and weighing systems for them.
Working with coils, beams, pipes or plates, we know that dealing with a material such as steel entails certain situations that must be taken into account to carry out the projects in a safe way for the workers.
Today we share some safety tips in the steel sector, to make everyone’s job much easier and safer.
Safety tips in the steel sector
1. Plan and organize the operation with qualified personnel
All the professionals involved in each operation must be properly qualified for the task and know all the information regarding the project: weights, cargo, transportation, etc. This is the only way to plan all the work with all guarantees.
2. Always inspect the accessories to be used
Within the planning of the operation comes the inspection of the accessories and elements to be used. This goes from the lifting system or weighing equipment to the accessories such as displays or personal equipment.
3. Have adequate personal protective equipment
Professionals must be properly equipped to protect themselves and avoid accidents at work.
4. Always carry the load of lifting equipment
At Airpes, as experts in lifting and weighing equipment, we know how important it is to meet load limits. They are there to secure the work and protect the workers, meaning that, although it may seem obvious, you never have to exceed the recommended load.
5. Choosing the right chains to secure the load
Not only lifting systems must comply with the recommended safety measures. It is very important that the chains to be used follow the load classification recommended for the operation you are going to start.
6. Carefully discharge steel loads
When steel, especially pipes or coils are discharged, the pins must be loosened slowly and not be removed until the element is secured and there is no signal of displacement.
7. Correct storage of steel elements
Steel elements come in many different forms. Coils are circular, while plates can be very thin or even chipped. Depending on the type, it is important to store them carefully and always ensuring their position.
Airpes helps you carry out your project
Contact us if you need a lifting, handling or weighing system. We are experts in lifting and all our equipment has the prestigious TÜV certificate.