If you are involved in the glass industry, you might find yourself having to transport glass on a regular basis. If this is the case, you might have broken more than one piece of glass during the transporting process. This can be both dangerous and expensive, so it's probably something that you want to avoid if at all possible. These are a few tips for glass industry professionals who want to avoid breaking glass during transport.
1. Install a Glass Rack on Your Work Vehicle
For one thing, if you have not already installed a glass rack on your van, truck or other work vehicle, now is the time to do so. If you have one of these racks professionally installed, you can haul more glass on your vehicle with minimal issues. You will also know that your glass is nicely secured on your vehicle, which can help you avoid losing any along the way or breaking it.
2. Use Safety Film
It can be easy to want to slack off on using safety film when you're transporting glass. However, the safety film is important for a few reasons. By putting safety film on each piece of glass, you can help prevent the glass from breaking when it bumps against each other during transport. Plus, in general, it can help make glass a little bit more durable for the transporting process. If the glass does happen to break, it can help prevent the pieces from going everywhere and can help protect you and the others who are handling it from being cut or otherwise injured.
You can usually purchase safety film in bulk, which is a good thing to look into if you're involved in the glass industry and will be transporting a lot of glass.
3. Drive Carefully
Of course, when you're driving your work vehicle, you can't necessarily avoid all incidents. However, making an effort to drive carefully can help you avoid breaking any of the glass that you are transporting. For example, maintaining slower speeds can help prevent speed bumps, bumps or cracks in the road or other similar things from jarring the glass quite as much. This can help prevent the glass from breaking.
As you can see, there are a few steps that you can follow if you'd like to avoid breaking glass during transport. By following these tips, you can help avoid making a mess with shattered glass, and you can avoid the cost issues that can go along with waste as well.