Studies show that in the average factory floor of, 3 out of 100 employees were either injured or contracted an illness while on the job. These numbers, although looks quite insignificant from unitary perspective, when calculated for an entire organization can be disastrous, especially for the large corporations who are constantly competing with its many competitors for the market domination. Following simple safety rules while performing the daily operations will greatly reduce the possibility of an individual injuring themselves, their co-workers or the properties of the factory by significant proportions. Disused in this article are three such effective safety measures that must be followed by everyone on the production floor.
Get to know the factory
Employees are given the adequate level of information they need to perform operations in a safe manner in the particular department they work. However, when working in close quarters to several other departments of a manufacturing company that involves a lot of physical activities including movement of cargo and usage of heavy machinery, workers of other departments (administrative, sales, finance etc.) must be given a proper education regarding what they should and shouldn’t do within in the premises to ensure their own safety. Imagine an employee from the finance department wandering about in near the oil cooling pumps without the right safety equipment or any knowledge about what he must avoid there. One slight mistake can have serious consequences on both the employee and the organization. Therefore, employers must do what they can educate their workforce regarding each and every department of the organization and the employees must do their best learn the right safety measures and exercise them at all times.
A safety committee
Safety is not one of those things you can “set and then forget”, although that is what most workers do no matter how much education they are given regarding the matter. To reduce the potential for injury and loss, a few representatives must be assigned from each department with the special authority of implementing safety measures in the case of an emergency. If the air cooled oil coolers or hydraulic oil cooler Queensland in the production floor becomes damages during operation and poses a potential threat all those who are working in its close proximity, these safety committee members will lead the rest of the employees to safety and contact emergency services to attend the matter before the situation worsens in order to minimize the damage to the organizational properties.
Signage and proper lighting
In an emergency situation, even the most trained individuals can get panicked in all the confusion and their judgement can become questionable. Signage that clearly indicates where the exits, fire extinguishers and other points of interest are in the organizational premises can prove to be very effective in such occasions. A well illuminated factory floor is easy to walk through and get yourself to safety in a perilous situation, and if not, you will always be exposed to the risk of tripping over, getting electrocuted or getting squashed by a loosely attached heavy load.