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How to Calculate and Determine the Weight of a Load for Overhead Lifts

Knowing the weight of the load you’re lifting is a crucial step when developing a lift plan. In this video, we’ll teach you how to calculate and determine the weight of a load for an overhead lift.

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In this video, we cover:
► What information needs to be added to your lifting plan? 0:55
► Simple methods to determine load weight 1:19
► How to calculate the weight of a load for an overhead lift 2:56

Example load weight calculations:
► How to calculate the weight of an aluminum block 3:59
► How to calculate the weight of a steel pipe 4:51
► How to calculate the weight of a complex concrete shape 6:26
► Free resources you can use in the field 7:45

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