When Miami property managers and general contractors need to get a generator up and onto a roof, they have two choices. The first is obvious. Just call Pedowitz Machinery Movers. The second is to go through the following steps below.
Step 1: Assess the Situation
Generator Specifications: Get to know the size, weight, and dimensions of the generator.
Roof Access: Inspect the access points to the roof and ensure they are suitable to transport a generator.
Roof Load Capacity: Ensure the roof can bear the weight of the generator. Consult with a structural engineer if necessary.
Step 2: Gather Necessary Equipment
Crane or Hoist: Depending on the weight of the generator, you may need a crane or hoist to lift it.
Safety Gear: Get safety harnesses, helmets, gloves, and other necessary safety gear.
Tools and Accessories: Ensure you have the necessary tools and accessories for installation.
Step 3: Assembling a Team
Trained Personnel: Hire trained personnel to oversee and carry out the task.
Communication: Ensure good communication among the team members.
Step 4: Preparing the Generator
Pre-assembly: Do any pre-assembly required before transporting the generator to the roof.
Secure the Generator: Properly secure the generator to prevent any accidents during the lift.
Step 5: Preparing the Site
Clear the Path: Clear the path from the ground to the roof to ensure safe and unobstructed movement.
Roof Preparation: Prepare the roof for installation by laying down necessary materials such as support blocks or pads to place the generator on.
Check out this lift from the Tides Hotel in South Beach.
Step 6: Lifting the Generator
Lifting Equipment: Set up the crane or hoist at an appropriate location.
Lifting Process: Carefully lift the generator, making sure it is balanced and secured.
Guiding the Generator: While the generator is being lifted, have team members on the roof to guide it into the correct position.
Step 7: Installation
Positioning: Once on the roof, move the generator to its designated position.
Installation: Proceed with the installation process as per the manufacturer’s instructions.
Step 8: Safety Check
Inspection: Once installed, inspect the setup to ensure it is secure and stable.
Testing: Test the generator to make sure it is functioning properly.
Step 9: Clean Up
Clean Up: Clean the area and remove any debris resulting from the installation.
Documentation: Complete any necessary documentation and brief the concerned individuals on the operation of the generator.
Step 10: Completion
Briefing: Brief the team on the successful completion and appreciate their efforts.
Handover: Handover the setup to the concerned authorities or individuals.
Remember that this is a complex task that requires skilled labor, and it is always recommended to hire professionals to get the job done safely and efficiently.
So if your condo, restaurant, hotel or business needs a generator hoisted onto a roof, remember, call the Machinery Movers in Miami at (954) 973-9737.