A winch is a very useful and versatile machine that is often used in homes, industries, construction sites and factories. In order to operate a winch machine, you need to be very careful. It is not a difficult machine to work with but if you are not careful it can result in injuries or worse.
Following are a few things that you should be careful about when using a winch machine for cable pulling or any other task.
1. Always Wear Gloves When Working With A Winch
Always wear good quality protective gloves when working with a winch. Wires and cables that are used in winch machines to pull or carry heavy material are either made from steel or synthetic material. These types of cables can cause deep cuts, especially steel cables that can also damage gloves if not thick enough.
2. Use The Right Accessories
Always wear protective clothing when working with a winch or any other machine. Never hold a hook with hands. Winches come with a strap so always use it to hold the cable hook. It is because your fingers can easily get injured by the hook of the cable.
3. Never Tie Winch Cable To The Tree
As winch cables and ropes are very sharp, there is a chance that either the tree will get damaged or the cable will break. If you have no choice but to wrap cable around a tree then use a strap of 3 inches to wrap around the tree.
Always read instructions from the manual before using any machine like a winch.