Ensuring Safety with QuakeLogic Shake Tables

Shake tables from QuakeLogic are cutting-edge tools designed to test the structural integrity of buildings, models, and equipment under simulated earthquake conditions. While these instruments are integral in advancing our understanding of seismic safety, proper precautions must be taken to ensure a safe environment for all operators and researchers.

Safety Precautions

1. Protective Gear:

  • Always wear safety glasses and gloves while operating the shake table.
  • This protective gear safeguards against potential hazards such as flying debris, sharp edges, and other unforeseen risks.

2. Keep Hands Clear:

  • Ensure that hands, fingers, and all other body parts remain clear of the shake table during operation.
  • This simple measure can prevent severe injuries due to sudden movements or pinching.

3. Warning Signs:

  • Display clear warning signs around the shake table area.
  • The signs will remind all users of operational hazards and reinforce the importance of following safety practices.

4. Mounting:

  • Securely mount the shake table to stable ground prior to operation.
  • An improperly mounted shake table can lead to unintended movement and pose serious safety risks.
  • Strong Recommendation: We strongly recommend fixing the shake table to the floor before any test begins.

Additional Safety Guidelines

5. Training and Certification:

  • Ensure that all users are trained and certified in operating the shake table.
  • Familiarity with the equipment and emergency procedures is crucial in avoiding accidents.

6. Load Testing:

  • Before testing, carefully inspect the model or equipment to be placed on the shake table.
  • Ensure that the total weight does not exceed the maximum load capacity of the shake table.

7. Emergency Stop:

  • Familiarize all users with the location and use of the emergency stop button.
  • In case of any anomaly or potential hazard, this button will immediately halt the table’s operation.

8. Inspection and Maintenance:

  • Regularly inspect the shake table for signs of wear, damage, or malfunction.
  • Perform routine maintenance to keep the table in optimal working condition.


Safety should always be a priority when working with QuakeLogic shake tables. By adhering to these safety precautions, operators can ensure a safe working environment while gaining valuable insights into the seismic behavior of various structures. Remember, safety glasses and gloves are mandatory, hands should always be kept clear, warning signs must be visible, and mounting the shake table securely to the ground is non-negotiable.

Stay safe, and let’s continue making strides in seismic safety together!

For further information, reach out to QuakeLogic’s support team at support@quakelogic.net or call us at +1-916-899-0391. We’re here to help you stay informed and safe while using our state-of-the-art seismic testing tools.

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