Lift with your legs – straighten your back and bend your knees slightly while using the hook as a lever to pop open the covering. Use your legs to push down and pry up the lid to lift the manhole cover. Watch your hands and feet – never place your fingers or feet under the lid.
How to Open a Manhole Cover?
Opening a manhole cover is an important safety measure that needs to be taken when performing maintenance or repairs on a sewer system or underground utilities. It is also used for access to underground storage areas, such as those that contain electrical cables, water mains, or other utilities. The process of opening a manhole cover is relatively simple, but it does require some preparation and the proper tools.
First, you will need to locate the manhole cover. It is usually located at the junction of two streets, or near a curb or sidewalk. Once you have located the cover, you will need to make sure that the area is clear of any obstructions, such as vehicles, pedestrians, or any other objects that could interfere with the process.
Next, you will need to obtain the correct tools for opening the manhole cover. Depending on the type of manhole cover, you may need a crowbar, a hammer, a wrench, a screwdriver, pliers, or a chisel. Make sure you have all the necessary tools before attempting to open the cover.
Once you have the tools and have cleared the area, you will need to locate the manhole cover’s latch or locking mechanism. Depending on the type of cover,