Productivity is without doubt the most crucial factor for the success of a production organization which aims to attain or maintain market share and dominate the industry in a successful manner. Employers incorporate the most talented workforce and supplement them with the best technology to realize these objectives and they do the best they can gain the best out of their workers at all times. However, no matter how ambitious an employer may be, care must be given at all times to ensure the safety of all the workers who serve the organization. In this article we will look intothree such safety practices that must be exercised in the bustling factory floor of an organization.
Eliminate fire hazard
Fire has always been one of the biggest concerns for production companies because of the many complex machinery units that operate in the factory floor which are naturally prone to the threat. This becomes an even bigger issue if you are using combustible materials in the production process. Most employers set up air cooled oil coolers or cooling towers in their facilities to eliminate the building up of excessive heat in the continuously operating machines and they can have a significant impact on the minimization of the fire related risks. However, these efforts must be supplemented by implementing proper storage practices, especially for the equipment and substances that are easily flammable if the proper care is not given. Use a room in the facility which is custom build for aforementioned items, equipped with smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and fire alarms and keep the area super clean by using an industrial vacuum to remove the dust particles from the space.
Proper usage of machinery and tools
According to a survey conducted on production facilities across Australia, misuse of tools, equipment and machinery has been identified as the leading cause of injury in the factory flow, and the price a company must pay for such a blunder is very high. Imagine if you as an employer purchased a state of the art hydraulic oil cooler and set it up in the facility without giving the workers who must operate it the necessary instructions or the training to deal with it. A worker may sustain a serious physical injury or even lose their lives because of such mistakes and these must be avoided at all times. Provide the workforce with all the information they could possibly need for interacting with the workplace tools and equipment to avoid any unfortunate incidents.
Wearing the safety gear
No matter what a factory produces, its employees are bound to handle various cargo loads, wooden pallets, heavy machinery, cranes and forklifts or any other element of such sort which poses a potential threat to their safety. Accidents can happen at any time in such a bustling environment and workers must be well prepared to protect themselves at any such situation. Depending on the nature of operations being conducted, they must wear the right kind of safety gear to ensure their safety and they must be vigilant about the condition of these equipment because a damaged safety equipment is not fir for the purpose, which is keeping the employee safe.