Improper procedures can cause injury, disability, or death.
By understanding and following safe operating procedures for use of heavy equipment, we can prevent injury for yourself and your coworkers.
Note : only trained and authorized operators shall be permitted to operate the equipment.
Personal protective equipment is mandatory and may include the following:
- Boots or safety shoes
- Eye/face protection
- Long pants
- Hard helmet
- Hearing protection
Pre-start/Walk around Inspection
- Check for loose or worn parts and repair or replace immediately.
- Check all fluid/coolant levels.
- Caution: Open the radiator cap only when the engine is cooled.
- Inspect hydraulic line connectors and hose for leaks before applying pressure to the system.
Use paper or cardboard, not your hands, to search for leaks.
- Caution: Hydraulic fluid escaping under pressure can penetrate skin and cause serious bodily harm.
- Check tires for cuts, bulges, irregularities, abnormal wear and proper inflation.
- A fire extinguisher and first aid kit may be mounted in the cab of some equipment.