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JACKING SAFETY GUIDE 1

JACKING SAFETY GUIDE 1 Before commencing any work, ensure that the vehicle is positioned on a solid surface, such as concrete. Never raise a vehicle on a sloping/uneven surface, or on ground that is soft, such as mud or tarmacadam, This could cause the jack/axle stands to sink, making the vehicle unstable. Apply the vehicle's hand brake and engage first gear (or park on automatic vehicles). Chock the front and rear of the wheels at the opposite side, or end, to the one being lifted. Loosen the wheel nuts/bolts with a Breaker Bar (we recommend Model No. AK730), to avoid damaging the locking wheel nuts/bolts. Should they be damaged already, use a Locking Nut Removal Set, such as Model No. SX200, to remove them. 2 Always refer to the vehicle Manufacturer’s handbook or data plate to determine the weight of the vehicle and the correct location of the jacking points. Failure to adhere to the Manufacturer’s lifting instruction may result in substantial damage to the vehicle and could result in serious injury. Never go underneath a raised vehicle until it is correctly supported by axle stands. Always ensure that the area surrounding the vehicle jacking point is structurally sound. If the jacking point or its surrounding area are heavily corroded, you must choose an alternative location such as a solid/ structural area, or a suitable suspension component. If in doubt make sure that you get correct advice from a qualified and competent professional. 3 12 sealey tools @sealeytools sealey tools sealeytools www.sealey.co.uk

4 It is important to make sure that you use a suitable jack, capable of safely lifting the vehicle’s weight. Once you are satisfied that all these conditions have been met, follow the operating instructions for the jack and raise the vehicle. It is strongly advised to raise the vehicle one end at a time and to lower it onto a pair of matching axle stands. Never support each side of the vehicle at different heights as this will make it unstable. Once the vehicle has been raised, place the axle stands under the vehicle, raise the saddle of the axle stand to the correct height and secure it in this position with the securing device provided with the axle stand. Never use any other form of securing device. As with the positioning of the trolley jack, you must choose a suitable location for the axle stand, such as a solid/ structural area or a suitable suspension component. If the opposite end of the vehicle also needs to be raised, extra care should be taken to ensure that the vehicle is not dislodged from the first axle stands. 5 Once the vehicle has been safely supported, remove the jack and place additional supports under the vehicle such as; a wheel, block of wood or engineering bricks, to protect against a ‘dead fall’ situation. This could occur when the vehicle is subjected to sideways movement, causing it to become dislodged and topple off the axle stands. 6 7 Once you have completed any necessary work, you can replace the wheel(s) and the wheel fixing nuts/bolts can be put back on and initially tightened using a suitable wrench, such as Model No. S0472. Raise the vehicle using the jack and then remove the ‘dead fall’ materials and axle stands. Then slowly lower the wheel to the ground. Jacks with ‘universal joints’ are ideal for this, as the speed of descent is a lot easier to control. 8 Once the wheel is in contact with the ground, stop and tighten the wheel nuts using a torque wrench. It is important to make sure that you refer to the manufacturer’s handbook for the correct torque settings. Remove the wheel chocks to complete the job. Remember, failure to complete these guidelines may result in serious injury or death. Never undertake any work unless you are completely competent. If you are in any doubt, always consult a professional for advice. 13