Tips for Safely Using a Rebar Bender

Taking advantage of equipment rentals allows you to tackle a wide range of projects without having to make a product purchase. When using rebar bender rental equipment, practicing good safety can be critical for preventing injury to yourself and others. Continue reading for some safety tips on using rebar benders.

Read the Instructions Thoroughly

You’ve heard it before, but remembering to read and understand the directions for any equipment that you plan to use is essential for using it safely. Rebar benders are powerful machines that should not be used by anyone without a thorough understanding of their function and operation. If this will be your first time using a rebar bender, then reach out to someone with experience to gain some firsthand training.

Use Proper Foot Pedal Operation

The foot switch that is part of the rebar bender frees up both of your hands to hold the material that you’re working on while operating the machine. It’s important that only the person handling the material uses the foot pedal. If one person operates the foot pedal while another uses the bender, then the risk of accidents increases.

Be Mindful of Hand Placement

As you are operating the rebar bender and the bar begins to bend towards the roller, it is critical that you remain vigilant of where you place your hands. Any carelessness during this process can result in serious and permanent injuries.

Keep the Bar at the Proper Angle

Placing the bar at the right angle and in the correct position is important not only for achieving the results that you want but for staying safe, as well. Before you begin working, position the bar parallel to the table and then determine and select the proper bending angle. Failing to do this can provide poor results and cause the rebar to bend and strike your body.

A-1 Equipment Rental Center offers rebar bender equipment rentals in Redwood City. For information about our equipment and party supply rental services, please give us a call today at (650) 369-2992.