While sharp blades form an integral part of powerful industrial machinery and are very useful in the manufacturing industry, they are also non-prejudiced about what they cut. Safety is always a concern while working with sharp blades or edges. The most common problem in working with these blades is an injury which can be a cut -a laceration or a puncture, or an amputation.
You and your employees must know about the safety protocol required to prevent any harm or injury to the most important asset- that is, your employees. Therefore, it is to the mutual benefit of you and your employees that all safety protocols are put in place and stringently followed by one and all.
Some of the preventive measures to make safety a priority would be:
Please ensure good lighting and visibility in the places where the machines using these blades are being used.
Ensure that the work area around the industrial machines is clutter-free and clear of any debris to avoid any risk of tripping or falling.
Use the correct tool for the job at hand. If a knife or blade is used in a manner it is not intended to be used, the risk of injury rises due to the tool reacting unexpectedly.
Always follow the manufacturer's instructions while operating and cleaning the machines.
Regular inspection of the industrial blades is a must. Blunt, dull or damaged blades require more force to work. This may result in damage to the machine, or worse, an injury to the operator.
Ensure that all your machine operators receive the appropriate training to operate and look after the machine and themselves. Proper training can help avert a lot of accidents.
While operating the machine, ensure that all guards and safety locks are in place and working correctly.
If there is any possibility of accidentally coming close to or in contact with the blade, ensure that the operator is wearing the Proper Personal Equipment(PPE) such as cut-resistant gloves and safety glasses to protect your eyes.
Please ensure that the operators know where the machine is safe or unsafe to touch or handle. Keep your hands away from all moving parts of the machine, especially if the device has a sharp blade.
Keep your hands out of delivery chutes and feed hoppers. Instead, use a pusher or a stick to load the machine.
While operating the machine, ensure that your hair is covered or tied up, loose clothing is secured, and no loose jewelry or personal effects as they can get stuck in the machine.
If the blade seems to be jammed, never try to dislodge the stuck item with the power supply to the machine still on. Even when the power supply to the engine has been switched off, there may sometimes be kinetic energy built up, which releases when the jammed item has been removed and can result in an accident. So exercise extreme caution in clearing jams.
If you need to remove the blade from the machine during a repair and maintenance run, never leave it at a place where it is not visible. Industrial Blades and knives should always be in the mechanism where they are used or put away safely in storage. You should have a storage system with an area restricted for storing every blade removed and not in use.
If you are tired, unwell, or on medication that impairs your responses, please do not attempt to operate any machine involving industrial blades and knives.
We at Industrial Partner take great pride in the quality of our products. We customize high-quality blades and knives to suit your needs. In addition, our team is dedicated to helping keep you and your employees safe. We are always available to help you train your employees and set up a safety protocol that ensures a safe and risk-free work environment.