Machines are important for all kinds of work: from industrial to the household. Nowadays, one cannot imagine any major work without sophisticated machinery. Though machines are indispensable, it is very important to handle machines with utmost care so that you can take their advantage without injury. Following are 5 important machine safety guidelines to prevent machinery related injuries.
Do not operate machinery unless you have the proper training to operate it. The machinery is not your new smartphone, and do not expect to learn it just by using it. Operating machinery in a wrong way can not only damage machinery but also cause an injury.
Wear the Required Equipment
Most machines require the user to wear special safety equipment while operating it. Many people, who work regularly on a machine or are examining the machine for a few minutes, think that they can get by without safety equipment. Do not do this mistake and always wear machine safety equipment even if you intend to handle the machine for a few minutes.
Always have proper machine guarding on machines. Machines have many risk factors like rotating parts, sparks, and flying chips. Machine guards save you from these and a number of other risks.
Do not touch moving parts. In fact, it is better to avoid putting your hands in a machine at all times. If you want to examine or repair a machine, follow the repair manual and turn off the machine according to machine safety guidelines in the manual.
Stay away from loading zones while the loading work is in progress. Even when there is no work in progress, approach loading zones cautiously.
Many fatalities occur each year due to machine-related accidents. Following these guidelines will help avoid many of these injuries and fatalities.