Tensioned steel and plastic strapping can be safely removed from packages, by using SIGNODE strap cutters and by following a simple set of rules.
How to safely remove tensioned steel or plastic strapping
- The operator stands to one side of the tensioned strap and places the flat of his hand on the flat strapping above the cutter (not necessary when using safety cutters)
- As the strap is cut, the lower part, not held by the operator is free to fall away from the operator, thus reducing the possibility of injury.
- Safety cutter:some models have a safety feature built into the cutter to hold the strap and prevent it from causing injry.