What is the purpose of a wheel chock? When should wheel chocks be used?
A wheel chock is a device that is used to prevent a vehicle from rolling or moving. It is typically made of a durable material such as rubber, plastic, or metal, and it is shaped like a wedge or a block. Wheel chocks are often used in conjunction with other safety devices, such as jacks or blocks, to help hold a vehicle in place while it is being serviced, repaired, loaded, or unloaded.
Wheel Chocks Purpose
The primary purpose of a wheel chock is to prevent a vehicle from rolling or moving accidentally, which can be a hazard for both the operator of the vehicle and anyone who is working near the vehicle.
This is especially important when the vehicle is on an incline, or when it is being serviced or repaired and the brakes are not functioning properly.
Wheel Chocks uses
Wheel chocks should be used whenever a vehicle needs to be held in place, either for servicing or repair or for loading or unloading. They should be placed in front of and behind the tires of the vehicle, and they should be positioned so that they are in contact with the ground and the tires of the vehicle.
To be effective, wheel chocks should be placed on a firm, stable surface, and they should be adjusted as necessary to ensure that they are properly positioned and that the vehicle is held securely in place.
In addition to using wheel chocks, it is also important to follow all other safety guidelines and procedures when working with or around heavy industrial vehicles. By following these guidelines, you can help to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you while working with or around vehicles.
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