How do you store glass panels?

Glass panels that are not stored safely are an injury risk, and care always needs to be taken when handling. The panels should be stored using an A-frame storage trolley or a static A-frame.

Never stack horizontally!

The first rule for storing glass panels is to never store them horizontally or on top of each other. They should be stored on their edge at an angle between 3 to 6 degrees. Steely Products’ A-frame storage trolleys make sure that the panels are stored at the correct angle.

The environment

Glass panels need to be stored in a clean dry and well-ventilated area, away from direct sunlight or heat sources. Alkaline solutions such as cement and lime should never be in contact with the glass.

Glass is not subject to corrosion, so if it does become damp it is no problem if allowed to dry. However, when storing double glazed panels, prolonged contact with water can cause water to penetrate the unit and cause damage.

Always use the right A-frame size

At Steely, we make both static and movable A-frames. They come in standard sizes suitable for most glass panels. We also make them in custom sizes for non-standard size glass panels. Always use the right size of A-frame for the glass panels.

Avoid scratches

Glass is easily scratched, so precautions are needed to prevent this. Our A-frames have wood slats or are carpeted to prevent damage.

Train staff in how to safely store glass panels

Glass panels can cause serious injury if they fall on workers or shatter. All workers need training in how to safely move and store glass panels. They must wear appropriate PPE (personal protection equipment) such as gloves and hard hats.

Moving glass panels

When moving glass panels to the A-frame, be aware of the risks. First, plan the route carefully, making sure that there are no obstacles or debris in the way. If the glass needs to turn corners, ensure there is plenty of room to do this before moving the glass.

If manually handling glass, carry it upright. Heavy glass requires a suction cup for the lower hand.

Carriers should wear gloves with rubber-coated palms. If moving a glass panel from an A-frame trolley, have a worker secure the other panels stored on the A-frame.

Rely on Steely Products A-frames

At Steely Products, we design A-frames to safely store glass panels. They are made from strong tubular steel and designed for heavy use. Companies that store glass panels rely on our A-frames and know they will not break under frequent use. We work with the window industry to develop glass panel storage solutions that are designed well and built to last.

Furthermore, we offer a bespoke service to modify equipment design to suit a company’s particular needs. Many companies that use glass panels rely on us to supply premium quality A-frames to safely store them.

Talk to Steely Products about all your glass storage requirements. We can be contacted by phone, or why not use the contact form below?

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Posted by Derek
27th August 2020
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