Being handicapped or having some disability is no longer a drawback but a desirable advantage in today’s modern society. It may seem ridiculous to think that such people can achieve more than the rest of us. But in reality, it is very possible. Here are some tips on how to use disabled lifting devices for more than just simple lifting.
Disabled lifting devices come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, but you will usually see a mechanical hand that can be operated using either hand. You can choose from one of two types of hands: powered ones or manual ones.
Choosing the right type of disabled lifting device can have some benefits. If you don’t have much strength in your left hand, you can use manual hand for lifting purposes.
While you can use a manual hand to lift heavy objects, it is still better to have a powered hand. A powered hand is made up of a motor and a gear system that transmit the force that you apply.
How to Use Disabled Lifting Devices Effectively
Learning how to use a disabled lifting device has an advantage of making the device easier to operate and hence saves time. It also makes the task easier because you don’t have to stop and do the same task over again.
It is important that you know how to use manual hand well. In a matter of seconds, you can do many things with a hand that you couldn’t do with a powered hand. It is not advisable to operate something that has a power motor, especially if you are not familiar with it.
For example, it is highly advisable to avoid lifting steel beams or cabinets with a powered device. It can prove dangerous to your body.
Since the device is powered, you will need to work harder in order to lift the item than without a device. Therefore, if you have to operate a heavy object that requires lifting with your manual hand, do so only when you are in a position to do so with your powered hand.
For easier operation, you should choose a manual hand with a screw-like grip, instead of a nail-like grip. A screw-like grip is easier to manipulate because you will be able to move it around in different directions.
To get the best out of your manual hand, try taking on one task at a time. This way, you will be able to know how to use it.
These are some of the tips on how to use disabled lifting devices effectively. Good luck!