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For manufacturers of windows, doors or skylights, the safety and protection of their products and the individuals handling the products, are paramount considerations. WDMA has produced two guides to provide suggested best practices when handling large products from the manufacturing facility, through shipment, to delivery, and installation on the job site. These guides provide recommendations and tips to handle large products safely and efficiently and to minimize damage to materials and reduce the risk of injury to staff.

Our first guide, A Field to the Handling of Large Product for Windows, Doors, & Skylights: Transportation and Delivery, gives best safety practices for delivery and transportation providers on how to handle large products, from having a logistics plan, properly securing products during delivery, guidance on the safe story of products and more.

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Our second guide, A Field to the Handling of Large Product for Windows, Doors, & Skylights: On-Site Construction, helps workers understand safety principles and regulations, and will dive into practices such as material handling, handling products om the job site during installation, worker job safety and other on-site considerations.

Builders, remodelers, distribution centers, third-party transportation services and dealer distributors can use these guides as a resource to learn best practices and pro tips on how to best handle WDMA member products. You can download the guides with the links below: 

  1. A Field to the Handling of Large Product for Windows, Doors, & Skylights: Transportation and Delivery
  2. A Field to the Handling of Large Product for Windows, Doors, & Skylights: On-Site Construction

For more information or questions, please contact Cesar Lujan, Director of Codes & Standards for WDMA (clujan@wdma.com). 

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