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Safety regulation compliance is becoming increasingly important in maintenance facilities across the United States. The growing number of accidents in warehouse and facility centers can be bothersome to many warehouse owners. Below are some safety tips in using industrial maintenance platforms.
Dos in Using Industrial Maintenance Platforms
Undertake the daily checks recommended in the material handbook prior to operation of the machine.
Ensure that all instructions, safe working load, and warning decals are clean and legible.
Make sure that the platform does not come into contact with fixed objects, such as buildings, or moving objects, including vehicles, other plant equipment, and the likes.
Always replace any removable guard rails, including close and lock access gate, to enable full edge protection to be maintained.
Ensure that the load is evenly distributed within the platform.
Ensure the safety of persons that may enter the area around the platform. If necessary, cordon off areas to prevent persons entering the danger area.
Make sure that hands are kept within the confines of the handrail when operating the machine.
Always ensure that the area below the platform is clear of obstruction before lowering.
Don’ts in Using Industrial Maintenance Platforms
Do not exceed the rated capacity or the safe working load of the platform.
Do not make any attempt to increase the working height or outreach of the platform, including using of stepladders in the platform.
Do not enter or exit the platform unless the platform is in the lowered and transport position.
Do not apply external side loads to the platform or scissor structure.
Do not allow persons at ground level to operate the controls while the platform is occupied, unless in an emergency situation.
These are some safety guidelines that every warehouse worker should keep in mind to avoid accidents.