As with all building components, inspect trusses immediately upon arrival. Report all damaged material immediately to TrusSteel Customer Service and note all damage on carrier's shipping documents. CFSB5 - Truss Damage, jobsite Modification & Installation Errors
Should you need to store TrusSteel trusses before installation, store the truss bundles at a slight incline to promote the drainage of any moisture and to avoid moisture buildup in and on parts. Storage areas shall have good ventilation.
Contact TrusSteel for additional information if you need to store steel trusses for an extended period of time.
Truss Handling and Lifting
Always lift long pieces of material from more one than one lift point to avoid crimping. Take care when banding and do not crimp or bend material. Do not store other materials on top of TrusSteel materials.
Use spreader bars and tag lines as required when lifting long TrusSteel steel trusses. Contact your TrusSteel Authorized Fabricator for specific handling instructions for trusses designed to span 70 ft. or more.
Refer to Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (formerly the LGSEA) document "Field Installation Guide for Cold-Formed Steel Trusses" before handling and installing trusses. You can find this document at CFSEI.org. CFSB1 - Guide for Handling, Installing, Restraining & Bracing Trusses
Care should also be taken when tying workers off to trusses. See CFSB11 Fall Protection & Trusses