• Heavy machinery can help with a wide range of tasks, from soft drinks bottling plant to build a new school. But the machinery is powerful and relentless and presents a safety hazard when used incorrectly or haphazard way. Equipment of all types is useful, and workers can operate safely by following some simple rules for a wide variety of equipment.
  • Read the owner’s manual and only use a machine if you have the right qualifications.
  • Wear eye protection at all times. Use dust masks when necessary to protect your lungs from foreign debris. Use ear protection when noisy machinery to prevent hearing loss. Wear a helmet when there is a potential for falling objects.
  • Tie you hair or put it under a tight hat. Avoid using anything that is loose, which could get caught in the machine.
  • Make sure there is a stop button easily accessible in case an emergency occurs.
  • Keep well-oiled and maintained so that it is in proper operating condition and less likely to experience a failure, which could create a dangerous situation machine.
  • Surrounding area with good lighting so you can see the machine and its surroundings clearly.
  • Keep the space around the machine free of objects and other workers. Make sure that no power cables or other cables running across the floor in a way that might cause someone to trip. Clean up spills immediately.
  • Do not leave the machine unattended. Turn the machine off when not in use, and inspect it carefully before using it again.

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