Moving a cable drum from point A to point B is not something you should risk doing with the “What could possibly go wrong?” attitude. You’ll need a cable drum stand to get that kind of weightage carried around. Given below are a few pointers for you to use these stands and have a successful outcome:
1. Wear Gloves
Before rushing to get things done with it, you must have a thick pair of gloves worn on. The difference it’ll make will be that it will give you control over the drum and not have the drum control you. You’ll have less chances of losing grip of the drum and therefore, no harm will be caused to either you, the path it’s headed or anyone.
2. Consider your Choice of Shoes
You’ll need maximum friction by your side to pull off work that has more weight than you do. It is important that you consider wearing shoes that have a non-slippery sole to head into this sort of work. No matter how minute these precautions may seem by the looks, taking heed from them can make a difference between “It was a good day at work!” and “It was horrible!” or even life and death.
3. Put on Appropriate Headgear
Scratches and scrapes to the body are tolerable but when it comes to the head, it does more than just leave a mark. Make sure you attend to work wearing a protective helmet to keep your head safe in case anything aims for it.
4. Added Precaution
If you still have an unsteady grip of the cable drum, you can use tag lines to get an even better control of it when you turn it. Tag lines though may seem as a hassle but make the task much easier than it already seems to be.
Once you take note on all these precautions, you’ll have your work made easy all by yourself!