Basic Forklift Safety Practices – Forklift Safety Rules

Forklifts are best labour saving devices. They preserve time and lessen the probability of injury linked with manual material handling exercises. Though, forklifts can become very dangerous for the workers if operated by a reckless or inexperienced operator. All the operators should obtain safety training before being authorised to perform or to work with the forklift. Forklift accidents lead to …

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General Safety For Working at Height


Falling Objects Wear a hard hat if there is a risk of head injury from falling or thrown objects (for example, own scenery, lighting equipment, tools, or tail ends of the cable). Although some companies provide hard hats, workers are responsible for providing their own approved hard hat, if necessary. Hard Hat Requirements Keep your hard hat clean. Don’t use …

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Controlling Risks From Compressed Gases


Compressed Gases Safety Key considerations for safe storage and handling of gas cylinders include: Maintaining and regularly checking cylinders, regulators, hoses and pipes to cylinders to ensure that there are no leaks or dents. Storing cylinders in an upright position to ensure the safety device functions correctly. Securing cylinders to prevent dislodgement. Transport cylinders with appropriate equipment such as trolleys …

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How are potential hazards identified?


A hazard is something that can cause harm, e.g. electricity, chemicals, working up a ladder, noise, a keyboard, a bully at work, stress, etc. A risk is the chance, high or low, that any hazard will actually cause somebody harm. For example, working alone away from your office can be a hazard. The risk of personal danger may be high. Electric cabling is a …

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