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Safety Notice - All Winches

Warning

Read All Safety Notices and Product Manuals

Do not install or operate this winch before reading and fully understanding the contents of this Safety Notice Sheet and the Product Manual.

Warning

Stay Alert When Operating

Andersen winches are very powerful and have the potential to cause significant damage and/or serious injury if used improperly or without due caution and vigilance.

Warning

Operators Must Be Trained

Help prevent significant damage and/or serious injury by ensuring any person operating a winch has a thorough understanding of its proper operation and is aware of the potential hazards involved. As a minimum, all winch operators must read and understand this Safety Notice Sheet and the Product Manual.

Warning

Particular attention is drawn to the following points:

  • Children and others not qualified to operate an electric winch must be kept at a safe distance from the winch and any rigging or fittings that are under load.
  • Long hair and/or loose clothing must be tied back to avoid being caught in the winch.
  • In the event of a rope override or other fault, stop the winch and turn off power before attempting to resolve the problem.
Warning

Avoid Accidental Operation

Remove winch handles and turn off power to the winch when not in use to help avoid unsupervised or unintentional operation. Failure to do so could result in significant damage and/or serious injury.

Warning

Maintenance

Turn off power to the winch before performing any maintenance or service tasks. Failure to do so could result in significant damage and/or serious injury.

Warning

Lifting Operations

The winch must not be operated with the rope in the self tailer when used in any kind of lifting operation.

Any lifting operations should be conducted by two persons in order to maintain constant visual contact with the object being lifted.

Furthermore the self tailer must not be used as a cleat for a rope used to lift or suspend any object. The rope must be secured properly by tying off, or leading to a suitable fitting such as a cleat or bollard.

Failure to observe these precautions could result in serious injury or death.

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