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April, 2018

Safety advice for a lifting platform

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

A   vertical lifting platform for loading can lead to a series of risks, such as people and objects falling through the hole, if the platform is in an elevated position, the load itself can move or move or be trapped in any part of the route: structure, walls, floors, etc. However, if the installation and its use is done according to the manufacturer’s instructions, they disappear completely because enough safety measures have been taken to avoid them (MONTASCALE).

In spite of this, there are a series of basic safety rules that you should take into account if you usually handle the lifts or if you ever see yourself in the situation of having to do it. Before entering the subject, we would like to emphasize that there are several types of lifting platforms , depending on the activity that will be carried out with it, but these may be some common tips to all of them.

– The entire hole through which the platform circulates must be protected and the access doors equipped with automated locks with the control circuit to avoid opening a door uncontrollably if it is not standing on the floor.

– Do not place any load that exceeds the weight limit allowed by the platform.

– Do not place ladders or scaffolding or any element that exceeds the perimeter of the platform .

– Do not manipulate the components of the machine , nor replace parts freely because it may affect the safety of the platform.

– Whenever you agree to do the loading or unloading work on the platform, you must keep on your base and, if there are any, do not lean on the rails around the machine. It is strictly forbidden to use the platform to access other floors as if it were an elevator , only the displacement of the load is allowed.

– Before the platform moves, make sure that there is no obstacle blocking its way.

– We recommend that you are properly qualified for the operation and use of the machine .

In addition to this list of recommendations, the lifting platforms incorporate a series of systems that provide the safety of the user, for example, a parachute valve that prevents uncontrolled lowering in case of rupture of the hydraulic pipe or valves that prevent to operate the platform if it is overweight , or microruptores and in some cases wedge boxes that immobilize the platform in case of loosening or rupture of suspension cables, etc.

5 tips to take care of feet in autumn

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

unha encravada com pus

After the summer season, pains appear in areas of the foot due to improper use of footwear during the summer

When the summer finishes, there usually appear pains in the ankle, the toes and the sole of the foot due to the improper use of flip flops or to walk barefoot (unha encravada com pus). Here we show five simple tips to return to closed shoes.

When autumn begins, 75% of the pathologies treated by podiatrists in their consultations are related to the abusive use of inappropriate shoes, such as clogs and flip flops, or to walk barefoot in excess, according to the Official College of Community Podiatrists Valenciana (ICOPCV).

The most common ailments are pain in the ankle, in the plant, instep and internal arch of the foot, and excessive dehydration of the entire foot; nails blunted or broken by daily contact with water and the use of bare footwear are also frequent. .

These are the five tips that the experts give to take care of the feet before returning to use closed shoes:

1- Perform chiropody to remove excess dead skin and moisturize the heels and soles of the foot.

2- Moisturize the feet properly to avoid the appearance of blisters, cracks and dryness, especially in the heel

3- Dry the feet carefully. The excess of humidity causes multiple problems in the feet, reason why they must be dried meticulously, paying special attention to the interdigital space, to avoid the appearance of fungi and bacteria.

4- Choose correctly the socks that should be of natural fibers, to allow a correct transpiration to the foot and not to tighten in the high part to avoid circulatory problems.

5- Check the insole of the footwear. When the shoes remain stored for several months it is possible that the insoles have been dried by sweating, worn or broken. In the event that the footwear is in good condition, it is recommended to change them in case they have appeared fungior generate discomfort when walking. In addition, we must check the soles and change the covers, if they are damaged, so that the footwear does not suffer from the wear of them.