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MMH - Hoisting and Moving Heavy Objects

What equipment can be used to help with heavy objects?

Selecting the right equipment for the task minimizes handling.

  • Use a pulley to eliminate manual lifting.
Use a pulley
  • Select multiple pulleys according to the weight of the object to be hoisted.
Multiple pulleys
  • Mount pulley on movable frame to lift and move heavy objects.
Mount pulley on movable frame
  • Use a portable floor crane to lift and move heavy objects.
  • Use lifting magnets in combination with hoists where appropriate.
Portable floor crane
  • Use lift tables to lift objects or to level work.
  • Select the lift table according to the weight of the anticipated load.
Lift tables - light or heavy
  • Use a portable conveyor to move materials.
Portable conveyor
  • Use a combination of lift tables and rollers to move materials horizontally and vertically.
Combination of lift tables and rollers

Document last updated on December 3, 2013

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