A Guide On How To Use A Conveyor Safely
Safety is crucial when it comes to working with a conveyor. Without training and guided practice, accidents and injuries can easily happen. However, you can avoid them by following these simple rules.
6 Rules to Operate a Conveyor Safely
Good training is always needed regardless of whether you are experienced or a novice. It’s extremely important to know how the conveyor works to avoid injuries to yourself and others. Even when you’re confident in your knowledge, it’s still a good idea to refresh your memory. Health and safety rules change all the time and it’s important to keep up to date with them.
Moreover, you should be aware of what to do in case of an emergency.
Wear Your Safety Kit
Don’t forget to wear your safety kit anytime you’re working with a conveyor. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) exists for a reason! For a direct conveyor task, it’s required to wear a hard hat, safety shoes, and ear defenders. Also, if you work with hazardous items make sure that you wear good-quality gloves. Long hair should be tucked up, and loose clothes and jewellery should be kept away from the track rollers.
Don’t Overload The Conveyor
Sometimes we all want to have our work completed quickly. However, it doesn’t mean that you should overload your conveyor. It may break and the recovery of it will take even more time. So, don’t hurry. Nor load a stopped conveyor. When the conveyor starts working again and it’s overloaded, it can get overheated and become jammed.
Know The Nip Points
A nip point is a point where two or more rolling parts of a conveyor move toward each other or where one rolling part meets a stationary part. It can easily draw in clothing, tools, fingers or limbs, depending on the power and speed of the conveyor. Therefore, you should be aware of any of them.
Keep It Clean
Keeping your space and equipment clean is significant for safety as well. It’ll help prevent injuries and prolong your conveyor life.
Give It Another Check
Schedule routine checks to ensure that your conveyor works correctly and properly. Use a qualified engineers’ service to make sure that nothing is missed.
If you follow these rules, you will provide safety to your staff and yourself, and have a smooth, uninterrupted workflow and effectively operating conveyor.
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