Safety Handbook for Bottle Jacks

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The bottle jack is one of the oldest and most familiar pieces of hydraulic equipment. This familiarity contributes to misuse which can lead to personal injury. The bottle jack is a load lifting device and should never be used as a load holding device, especially when a person will be going underneath the supported load.

 

 

Keep the following in mind when using a bottle jack:

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The base of the jack should be fully supported and as level as possible. When working on soft surfaces, put a sturdy metal plate under the base of the jack for stability.

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The base of the jack should be fully supported and as level as possible. When working on soft surfaces, put a sturdy metal plate under the base of the jack for stability.

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Do not try to lift a load more than the rated stroke. If you need to lift the load further, block the load, raise the level of the jack with a sturdy support, and continue the lift

REMEMBER: Do not go under a load supported by a jack. After the load has been raised, it should be blocked.

 

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