Safe operating procedures for Heavy equipment! (Part 2)

Understand and follow safe operating procedures for use of heavy equipment, to prevent injury.

Machine Maintenance

  • Ensure the cab area is clean and free of debris and tools.
  • Clean windshield, mirrors and lights.
  • Removal all oil, grease or mud and snow from grab irons, hand rails, steps, pedals and floor to prevent slips and falls.
  • Remove or secure any loose items such as tools, chains or anything¬†from the cab.

Work Site

  • Check and mark the area for underground cables, gas lines and water mains.
  • Know work area clearances – watch for overhead or underground objects, holes, drop offs, and partially hidden obstacles and wires.
  • DO NOT GET ON OR OFF A MACHINE THAT IS IN MOTION!
  • Maintain a 3-point contact with the steps and hand rails while getting on/into the machine – do not use the controls or steering wheel as a handhold.
  • Do not operate the machine with wet, greasy or muddy hands or shoes.

Note : improper procedures can cause injury, disability, or even death.

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