Spring is here and backlogs are beginning to build. Now is the best time to refresh your team on safety and daily equipment maintenance topics to ensure your roofing season is as successful as possible. Advance preparation allows you to focus on getting through as much work as possible this year. In addition, safety is more important than ever- reducing the time your team spends on a ladder lessens the amount of job site injuries.
As the leading manufacturer of this product category, we want to share our knowledge on how to maintain and safely operate this type of equipment. Here are some do’s and don'ts.
Before arriving at your job site- perform a maintenance check to ensure that all parts on a gas or electric material hoist are in good working condition. A list of our parts is located in our resource section. This should take no more than 10 minutes, which will save you time on the job site. If you are in need of new parts, contact us at (610) 941-4333.
Take the time to familiarize yourself and your team with the operator’s manual and our Youtube tutorials. Both the manual and videos explain what each hoist should come with, how to set up the hoist and how to test it before operating. If you have any further questions while setting up your material hoist, contact us. We’re always here to help!
Be aware of your surroundings and obstructions. Every job site is different, it is necessary to pay attention to power lines, trees and any other physical obstacles when choosing a spot for your Safety Hoist power ladder.
Note: Use a Hoist Standoff to avoid any damage to a homeowner's gutters and drip edges; Something the homeowner would appreciate. Taking extra precautions to keep their home safe from damage, will help improve the customer experience.
What you should avoid:
Do not operate equipment without providing training to your team. Take the time to introduce the material hoist to your team by watching the videos located on our Youtube Channel. There is a video available for each gas and electric material hoist.
Do not overload the carriage or load materials off-center on the carriage. For best results, make sure to center the load of material on the carriage and abide by the weight capacity. Each Safety Hoist comes in different sizes having the capability of lifting from 200 to 500 lbs of material. All can lift shingles, plywood, solar panels, rolls, buckets of material and more.
Do not stand underneath the carriage when bringing it back to the ground. If you operate a Safety Hoist electric power ladder, you can stand up to 16 ft. away while operating it with a remote. If you operate a Safety Hoist gas power ladder, you must stand to the side of the hoist while releasing the brake to return the carriage. Never take your eyes off the load.
Sharing these practices and precautions with your team or subcontractors will yield your business positive results- it will also set you apart from your competitors. If you need more information, contact our live customer service at (610) 941-4333 or at email@example.com.