Keep your employees safe in the workplace
Conveyors are very helpful in moving material and supplies within a facility. However, they are a common cause of injury in a plant. We’ve compiled this list of safety practices that will help keep you and your coworkers safe.
1. Don't sit, stand, or walk on conveyors
Conveyors are never meant to be occupied by a person.
2. Make sure conveyor controls are operating correctly
Controls that don’t work properly can cause serious problems.
3. Keep hair, clothing, jewelry, and other loose items away
Conveyors can catch loose clothes or long hair, resulting in severe injuries.
4. Check that all conveyor guards are in place
Don’t operate a conveyor if guards are not securely mounted.
5. Be watchful of pinch points
Conveyors are filled with pinch points by their very nature.
6. Alert management of any potential safety or operational concerns
If you see something, say something.
7. Follow lock-out/tag-out procedures
Failure to do so exposes employees to life-threatening injuries.
8. Allow only authorized personnel to operate or maintain the conveyor
This ensures technician safety and optimal conveyor performance.
Now that you know these eight conveyor safety tips, share them with your employees so they know what to keep in mind the next time they’re working on, near, or around a conveyor system.