As the days of autumn are about to set in, it’s a good time to perform a safety check around your industrial plant and implement any additional measures that are needed to keep your workers safe. Taking all the necessary precautions can help your staff avoid injuries and keep you out of legal trouble. Here are four industrial plant safety measures that you may need to take before fall comes.
Loose guardrails could eventually separate from walkways and stairways and cause employees to fall and seriously injury themselves. It’s important to check each guardrail to make sure that it’s fully secure and intact. Any nuts, bolts or screws that have come loose should be tightened with the appropriate tools so that they stay in place.
All major and minor equipment pieces should be checked thoroughly for any mechanical problems. Broken switches, damaged wires and other faulty components can greatly inhibit the functioning of these equipment pieces and slow your industrial plant’s operations. Damaged or outdated equipment can also pose safety hazards that may result in electrocution, fires or other serious problems. Air receiver inspections that include checking the boilers, reactors and heat exchangers should additionally be conducted.
Ensure No-Slip Walkways and Steps
Water or any other moisture that gets onto walkways and stairways could cause employees to slip and fall if the proper precautions haven’t been taken. Rubber or another type of slip-resistant material can be placed over areas with foot traffic to make walking conditions more stable. To ensure even greater safety for your employees, everyone on your staff should be encouraged to wear footwear with slip-resistant outsoles.
Ensure Proper Air Circulation in the Plant
Better air flow can prevent excess moisture from forming and causing damage to your equipment and mold growth that might make your workers sick. Proper air circulation also cuts down on energy loss by regulating temperatures inside your power plant more effectively. You may need to install more fans or other equipment to improve air circulation so that your work environment can be ventilated better. Air quality testing should also be done to determine the levels of carbon dioxide and other potentially dangerous matter in the air.
Doing whatever it takes to maintain a safe working environment will be paramount to the continued success of your industrial plant. Taking some time to take steps like conducting Air receiver inspections and making the right changes can be good for both your staff and the way your business operates.