When used correctly, hydraulic power is one of the safest methods of applying force to your work. But the consequences can be severe if you don’t take precautions and follow the right procedures.
Some fundamental guidelines include…
- When lifting a heavy load, lift it slowly and check it often.
- Avoid standing in the line of force.
- Anticipate potential problems and take steps to avoid them.
- Check to see if all safety measures have been taken.
Also, you can prevent many accidents using some simple safety DO’s and DON’Ts.
You may be new to hydraulic tools, or perhaps you’re an experienced engineer looking to refresh your safety knowledge. Either way, we recommend you review these DOs and DON’Ts which apply not only to cylinders and jacks MODERNPROPERTYSOLUTIONS, but also to many other hydraulic products. If you prefer, you can also download a 2-page PDF for offline viewing or printing.