Back Safety- Proper Use of Tool, Equipment and Machine Controls

Proper tools and equipment are essential for the effective operation of any works site. Equipping the construction site with the correct tools and equipment plays an essential role in achieving timely and good quality results. For every construction activity there is an optimal combination of tools, equipment and labor.

There are a number of measures you can take to ensure that risks created by work equipment are eliminated or controlled, including: selecting suitable equipment and maintaining it properly; carrying out a risk assessment to identify any risks presented by work equipment; following the manufacturers’ instructions for use and maintenance

What are some examples of equipment safety hazards? For example; no loose fitting clothing or jewelry. These items could easily be caught in the equipment or machines. From the simplest hand tool to the most complex machinery… operational safety hazards exist with any equipment. Electrical Hazards – equipment that uses electricity as a power source is a potential electrocution hazard.

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