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.