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We have a 5000 lb lift. We pick up a 3500 lb load and raise

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We have a 5000 lb lift. We pick up a 3500 lb load and raise it 7-8 ft and hold it at that height while working under it. My question is, is that a safe practice? And is it possible that there would be a hydrolic or chain failure and the load come crashing down.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Industrial Equipment
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

NOT a safe practice! against OSHA rules! hydraulic failure or chain failure is rare but can let load crash down.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Most lifts have valves to keep load from crashing down, but not all!

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