Safe operating procedures for Heavy equipment! (Part 3)

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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.


  • 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 all loader, buckets and hydraulics to the ground.

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