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Safety Guidelines for Operating Lifting Magnets

  • liftool_admin
  • 23 Apr 2024

In workplaces or factories dealing with ferrous materials or products, the importance and emphasis on lifting magnet safety are constantly growing, as lifting magnets are among the most versatile and useful lifting devices below the hook. Lift magnets have become the preferred method for moving heavy loads with minimal human intervention, emphasizing the urgent need to enhance safety standards for their operation.
Accidents can happen at any moment, particularly when lifting, moving, or transferring heavy loads. The consequences of such accidents can be devastating, leading to damaged machinery, infrastructure, injured personnel, or even fatalities. The majority of these accidents are attributed to a failure in adhering to the lifting magnet safety protocols. This can occur due to a lack of maintenance on the lift magnets or by exceeding their lifting capacities. Therefore, it is crucial to have a thorough understanding of the specific guidelines for the safe usage, evaluation, and operation of these magnets.

Lifting Magnet Safety Guidelines for Environment & Personnel

  • Prior to operating any lifting magnet, ensure you have read and fully comprehended all instructions.
  • Operating lifting magnets is strictly limited to authorized personnel only.
  • Always inspect the lifting magnet thoroughly before and after usage. Neglecting minor issues with the equipment can pose significant hazards over time.
  • Bear in mind that all lifting operations must adhere to a 3:1 safety factor.
  • Maintain a safe distance from the workload during the lifting process.
  • Avoid standing beneath a lifting magnet or any lifting device carrying a load, as there is a risk of dropped loads. It is crucial to stay out of the path of the overhead magnet as it transports loads from one location to another.
  • Remain vigilant about the load until it has been safely secured.
  • When lifting large plates, utilize a spreader bar (lifting beam) to suspend two or more lifting magnets.
  • Always handle the lifting magnet and load with caution, lifting, moving, and laying them down gently and smoothly to prevent sudden accelerations and decelerations.

During the design and manufacturing process, we incorporate the magnetic lifting beam with safety considerations for the lifting magnet. Our product stands out for its superior safety and energy-saving features. Contact us to receive a customized magnetic lifting solution tailored to your specific needs.