Glulam products should be handled as follows:

1) Glulam should not be dropped, jarred or dragged. Care should be taken to prevent damage to surfaces

2) Glulam should be loaded, unloaded and secured during transport by means which do not damage the edges, surfaces or packaging

3) Care should be taken not to over-stress glulam members during transport and erection. Use webbing slings to avoid damaging glulam members. Where chains or wire ropes are necessary adequate corner protection is essential

4) Glulam should be lifted on its edge wherever possible with a suitable spreader used on long members

5) Locate slings carefully to ensure balanced support and control of the glulam with guy lines when lifting