Most construction projects involve the use of steel reinforcing bars, which need to be carefully cut and bent to the right specification. They also need to be tied properly. However, tying reinforcement steel can be back-breaking work. It also puts you and other workers at risk of developing repetitive strain injuries on the hands, fingers and wrists. To avoid those problems, it is best to invest in a high-quality rebar tying machine! Not only will it keep construction workers safe, but it will finish your projects faster.
What’s wrong with manual rebar tying?
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health looked into the risk of workers developing wrist and back disorders from tying rebar the traditional way compared to when a tying tool is involved. They found that manually tying reinforcement steel with pliers involves repetitive and rapid hand and forearm movements, which are linked with a higher risk of developing an elbow, wrist or hand disorder. However, the risk for developing musculoskeletal disorders is reduced when a rebar tying tool is used.
A rebar tying machine can reduce costs associated with sick days and worker’s health and safety. It is lightweight and ergonomic to prevent straining the hands and arms while in use. Just make sure you have the correct rebar tie gun that helps promote a comfortable back posture. With this in mind, you may also want to invest in an adjustable extension arm with the rebar tying tool so that workers won’t have to bend, crouch or overreach for extended periods just to get the job done.
A rebar tying tool can tie steel in around 0.8 or 0.6 seconds flat, depending on the model you have. It can perform more than 5000 ties with two wraps or over 4500 ties with three wraps per charge. That means you will accomplish more and finish your projects much faster with a high-quality rebar tying machine. The tool also ensures tighter tie tension for secure ties every time.
Benefits for construction and project managers
As a manger, it is your responsibility to make sure that your team of contractors and construction workers are safe and protected while on the job. Tying rebar manually might seem a simple task, but it is actually challenging and makes the worker prone to developing long-term injuries without the use of proper tools. You can protect them and ensure a safe workplace for everyone by providing a rebar tying machine!
About the Company:
RAPIDTOOL is Australia's leading supplier of reinforcing tools such as rebar cutters, rebar benders and rebar tiers. We provide high quality and innovative concreting construction solutions to steel fixers (tradesmen who install rebar), concreters, builders, construction companies, concrete pool builders and much more. We have the largest range of portable, electric and hydraulic rebar construction tools in the market.