Toolbox Audio Topics
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construction equipment is powerful and complex. Safe equipment operation requires complete control.
The following are some general precautions which apply to most
Plan the work and work the plan. Follow
planned inspections and report or correct any unsafe conditions immediately. Don't be a show-off. It
may impress others to be flashy and fast, but experienced operators know that a
well balanced smooth work cycle gets more work done and prevents undue machine
wear and accidents.
Be alert at all
times and don't be distracted. If
attention must be turned elsewhere, stop the machine.
Be a good
housekeeper. Keep the deck
operating area clean. Be sure shoes
are clean and dry before operating machinery.
Keep loose parts and tools in a tool box. Use only non-flammable solutions for cleaning.
Never leave trash in the operators area.
Inspect wire ropes
and hydraulic lines every day. Replace
frayed, broken or kinked wire ropes before using your equipment.
Check hydraulic lines for leaks and weak connections, and tighten or
replace as necessary.
daily. Check for loose, worn or
damaged parts. Report any unsafe
conditions immediately. Do not
operate the machine until all problems have been corrected.
missing or broken guards and panels. Never
alter guards and replace them after removing them during service.
Guards are there to protect you.
Never tamper with
safety devices. Always make sure
that all safety devices are in working order. Have a fire extinguisher on hand and know how to use it.
Check your fire extinguisher monthly to be sure it is in working order.
REMEMBER, CHECK YOUR EQUIPMENT EVERY DAY.
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