If there’s one place where you can’t afford mistakes, it has to be an industrial site. Surrounded by power tools like rotary table tailstock, power drills, various machineries, and the like, one mistake could mean a finger—or worse, your life.
It doesn’t take much to prepare your area for power tools use. You don’t need to take extra time or go out of your way. Safety protocols are so simple, there’s no reason to overlook them. Here are some you should observe:
Clean is as Good as Safe
Clutter makes an area all the more chaotic. You won’t be able to troubleshoot problems as quickly as possible if you have a dirty and disorganized environment. Clean your workstation of any debris from previous projects. Make sure all the tools you need are within reach. Anything flammable should be kept away from your tools, especially near the wirings and plug areas.
Handle with Expertise
If you’re not familiar with how to use a particular power tool, delegate the work to someone who has enough experience and expertise for the task. They’ll be able to give you better results at a faster time with less risk.
Hide the Cords
If possible, keep all cords as hidden from view as possible. Make sure they’re stored and kept in areas where they won’t get tangled. Treat any amount of exposure as soon as you’re able. Wrap any poking holes with electrical tape. If your cord is starting to show, don’t hesitate to replace it with a newer model. Exposed electrical circuits can catch fire and your entire building can go up in flames.
Avoid work complications and make sure you’re as safe as you can be while operating heavy machinery. Whether you’re working rotary tables or operating a forklift, staying safe means keeping your work area a safe environment, and protecting yourself, your co-workers, and your products safe from any harm.