Various bars made of steel and heavy metal material are used in construction for various purposes and to bend those bars into required shapes a rebar bending machine is used. They are basically used in the process of building and construction. With the help of these machines you’ll be able to bend very heavy steel bars at proper angels as needed. But, when you operate a rebar bender you have to be very careful and must follow the safety precautions.
So, here are some of the safety tips given by experts for using Rebar Bender:-
Read the Instruction Manual Properly and understand it – The machine Rebar Bender is very heavy and powerful and it is strictly not advised to use this machine or operate it by inexperienced people. So, before you use the machine, you must be aware of the functioning of the machine and method of operating it. It is strictly advised that if you are using the machine for the first time, then first obtain training from an experienced person and use manual.
Wear Safety Goggles, Gloves and Protective Footwear – It is a risky business to work with rebar bender because you have to handle heavy steel bars in that case. There can be accidents or you might need to protect yourself from flying particles or objects or rods. So, for that, you need to wear thick goggles for safety. Wearing gloves will help you in handling those machines. It protects your finger and palm also. And, for foot pedal and its efficiency you have to wear proper footwear i.e., thick footwear.
Be Careful About Hand Placement – When you are using the bender table for bending rebar, make sure that you place the rebar on the table properly and when the machine starts the process of bending towards the roller you have placed your hands carefully because it can lead to a very serious accident and huge injury.
Operate the Foot Pedal Carefully- With the help of foot paddle you are easily able to control the direction of bending of the machine. So, for safety, it is necessary that the same person who is operating the bender is operating the foot pedal. In case different people operate the different parts of machine then there might not be any co-ordination between them and so there is a high risk of injury or even accident.