How To Lift Glass

Whether moving a single sheet or a large quantity of glazing, it is very important to follow best working practices when lifting glass. There are two main options when it comes to lifting a single pane of glass: lifting it manually or lifting it with glass vacuum lifters.

How to lift glass manually

If you are only working with smaller panes of glass, perhaps on a small home improvement project, it might be possible to lift each pane by yourself. If this is the case, make sure you follow the guidance below:

By following the above suggestions, you should be able to move smaller panes of glass in relative safety. However, if you will be lifting larger glass panes and would like to ensure that all lifting is accomplished in the safest manner possible, you will need to use professional glass lifting equipment.

How to lift heavy glass with vacuum lifters

Whether you invest in a small, portable glass vacuum lifter that can handle up to 330lbs or a forklift attachment that can lift up to 1,800lbs, the suction cups and powerful vacuum pumps do all the heavy lifting.

The main safety points to bear in mind when learning how to lift heavy glass with vacuum lifters are as follows:

If you would like any more tips on how to lift glass, especially larger sheets in large quantities, you can visit our helpful videos. Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact us for personal assistance. At Quattro Lifts, we specialize in designing, developing, and manufacturing commercial glass lifting equipment and are always happy to help when we can.

Please feel free to browse our range of highly-capable lifters and call or message us if you want to talk to one of our experts about any of the models we offer.