Do you know? What is the meaning of the different colour of safety helmet?

Do you know? What is the meaning of the different colour of safety helmet?

Head injury accident is one kind of the major occupational accidents, particularly in the construction industry.
Every year many workers injured or are even killed as a result of head injury.

The main risks of head injury in the workplaces are as follows:

where there is a possibility that a worker may be struck on his head by a falling or flying object.
where a worker may strike his head against a protruded object or may be struck by a swinging object.

To effectively reduce the risks of head injury, an appropriate type of safety helmets should be provided.
The […]

Safe operating procedures for Heavy equipment! (Part 3)

Safe operating procedures for Heavy equipment! (Part 3)

The last part of safe operating procedures for heavy equipment is refueling & parking.
It is the easy part, but sometimes this easy part is the part that most cases of accidents.

Refueling

Shut off and cool the engine and any electrical equipment before fueling.
Ensure the fueling area is well ventilated.
Do not smoke while refueling. Keep open flames and sparks away from area.
Do not use gasoline or diesel fuel for cleaning parts.
Know where the fire extinguishers are located.

Shut Down/Parking

Park on level ground.
When parking on a grade, position at right angles to the slope, block the wheels and set the parking brakes.
When parking, lower […]

Safe operating procedures for Heavy equipment! (Part 2)

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 […]

Safe operating procedures for Heavy equipment! (Part 1)

Safe operating procedures for Heavy equipment! (Part 1)

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
Gloves

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 […]