When you do the same thing over and over, it becomes very monotonous and mundane. Please don’t let yourself get into the mindset of going through the motions.

Safety is everyone’s responsibility, so please look out for your co-worker and remind each other daily of the above-mentioned safety items.

  1. Communication is absolutely essential. Things go very smoothly when everyone is on the same page.
  2. For those guys who are giving signals to the operator, please use the hi-vis gloves so it is very easy for the operator to see what you are signaling.
  3. For the guys holding the tag lines and maneuvering the panels, keep in mind that there’s a lot of physics that goes into the maneuvering of said panels. Both guys holding the tag lines cannot pull on them the same way at the same time. It has to be a give and take on both sides.
  4. Also, for the guys holding the tag lines, it is very important to keep the lifting beam with the panel 90 degrees to the cab. Do not put it in a position where that panel can come back and strike the cab in anyway.
  5. Please be very aware of pinch points. If you are handli ng the panel, your hands should be placed flat on it to guide it and they should be about a foot and a half from the edge. Never stick your hand or fingers in between the top and the bottom panel to guide or maneuver it.
  6. Finally, please do not walk underneath the lifting beam at any time, especially when there is a panel attached. And, as always, never work underneath a scissor lift.