6 WORKPLACE SAFETY TIPS

4th December 2020

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6 Workplace Safety Tips

6 Workplace Safety Tips

 

yellow, white and orange safety head work-wear placed on handrails and mesh wire panels

 

Workplace safety is vital to all who run businesses. Nobody wants their employees, suppliers or customers getting injured, right?

Business owners should also ensure that the workplace health and safety measures are up to date with the local guidelines.

Below we have got some workplace safety tips for keeping employees and others safe at work.

 

1)      Preventing Slips & Trips

Wet surfaces and cluttered work areas usually lead to slips. Managers should communicate with their teams and stress on the importance of maintaining clear and dry walkways which will moreover support in improving safety by preventing others from slipping or tripping.

If you are dealing with a fluid, use drip pans and guards. Wipe up any spill out instantly to keep the work environment safe. In addition, make sure that there are no wobbly panels, cracks, or fastens coming from the ground. If any of these attributes are present, change the broken flooring right away. In regions that cannot be cleaned easily, think about adding anti-slip flooring. Another way is applying floor mats for preventing slips and making your workplace a safer place.

Preventing Slips & Trips hazardous sign

 


2)      Equipment or Machinery Training

The top common reason of workplace injuries is misusing machines and equipment.
Training is important but not sufficient for high risk tasks including heavy tools and machinery. Employees require suitable licences to operate in specific environments and manage specific equipment and/or machinery. This licence needs to be renewed when indicated, as soon as obtained.

 Equipment and Machinery Training in industry

 


3)      Appropriate Clothing – PPE

Workers have to wear the appropriate safety equipment and check that all tools are safe which reduces the possibility in getting hurt.

Each industry requires a different workwear. Industrial Workwear usually requires providing UV protection, fire resistant and protection from other hazards. Obviously, stronger textiles would be appropriate for the automotive industry workers. Conversely, workers with tasks in an open fire and flames environment require fire retardant textiles.

PPE white uniform and chemical products

 

4)      Hazardous Zones Labelling

Sections where hazardous equipment are stored inside must clearly be labelled with signage for the wellbeing of all employees, visitors, suppliers and customer.

It additionally aids to mark the dangerous fields with tape or painting on the floor black and white stripes. This helps workers to avoid crashes that might lead serious injuries and keeps them aware of dangerous surroundings.

Hazardous Zones Labelling "Danger High voltage Keep out"

 


5)      First Aid Training

A useful method to deal with emergencies is giving your employees first aid locations. Larger workplaces and certain industries carry higher risks. It is always handy that at least one from each team is trained for such emergencies. These training courses usually last for only one-day and cover a variety of topics from adult resuscitation (CPR) and seizures to seizures and bleeding.

 First Aid Training equipment

 


6)      Tools and Machinery Servicing

Tools and machinery should be serviced not only when they break down but every now and then. Preventing any breakdowns in the first place is especially important. Why? If equipment malfunctions, it can result in somebody getting hurt in the process and might also cost the business more money. Therefore, maintenance needs to be regular and thorough, as well as professional.

 Tools and Machinery Servicing

 

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We hope business owners and employees find our workplace safety tips useful for them. Remember, safety comes first!

At SA Equip we design and manufacture heating, power distribution, lighting and ventilation equipment to heavy and challenging industries so it is particularly important to us to maintain safety procedures.

Our equipment allows you to work in environments, situations, temperatures and areas where it would otherwise be difficult. You can accomplish improved results with less risk, and in fewer man-hours. Our promise to you is both safety and efficiency that translates into real, tangible business advantages.

If you think we missed an important point that should be among the above list, please feel free to email us at isla.mcgill@saequip.com. Your feedback would be highly appreciated.

Please note: This information should not be used to zone areas or decide whether equipment is suitable. Specialist ATEX advice must always be taken before making decisions. SA Equip LLP accept no liability for use of this information. E & O E.