Transporting large spools of industrial cables is a very critical task, where it must be ensured that no damage to the cable occurs, as well as the transporters. To help with this task, here are some safety tips for transporting industrial cables, to prevent any accidents at the workplace.
- Loading and unloading
Make sure that whenever you are loading or unloading industrial sized cable spools, the cable drum trailer is well balanced, and placed evenly. It is always advised that you load with the flanges on edge and that the cable spool is secured with the proper equipment.
- Stacking and storing
Experts advise that while stacking cable reels, either for transportation or storage, make sure to only stack the lighter cable reels. Stacking larger, heavier reels may damage the cable drums and the trailer, in case of overloading. Instead larger reels and cable drums should be stacked vertically, on surfaces with vertical flanges.
- In transit
During the transit of the cable drum, make sure that the reels are kept on a hard, flat surface, and that they are in a well-drained area. In case of the cable being exposed, it is essential to ensure that the cables are resealed, and waterproofed. Using plastic, tapes or weather proof caps can help in achieving this.
Prevent any damage to the cables by keeping them away from direct sunlight. In transit, it is ideal to cover the cable drums with a plastic sheet, or other materials to prevent any damage due to overheating and sunlight.
Make sure you follow these safety tips to ensure the safe transportation of the cables.