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Best Practice

Vacuum Slab Lifter

This best practice should be considered at all construction locations.

  • The movement and placing of slabs on site is a manual handling risk due to their weight and size. Mechanical means should be used whenever possible.
  • The vacuum slab lifter is an option which eliminates the manual handling risk associated with lifting slabs by offering a fast and reliable method for laying slabs safely.
  • The lifter works by dipping the vacuum attachment in a shallow container of water then onto the slab to provide sufficient grip allowing the slab to be lifted and placed

Pat Boyle

Managing Director