HomeHome SearchSearch MenuMenu Our productsOur products

What you NEED to tell your employees when doing a toolbox talk on machine guarding

by , 08 April 2014
You have a legal obligation to ensure your machines are properly guarded. But, that's not the end of it. You have to train your employees on the safety measures they must take when working on machines so they don't harm themselves. What's the best way to do this? Conduct a toolbox talk on machine guarding and tell your employees the following...

Here's what to cover when doing a toolbox talk on machine guarding

When doing a toolbox talk on machine guarding, tell your employees about the importance of obeying safety rules.

Tell them that many people die while working with machines and most of these deaths happen because safety rules aren't obeyed.

Tell your employees that when they remove guards from machines, they're putting their life on the line.

Let them know that the working parts of any machine are very dangerous and they should never put their hands inside, unless the machine has been shut down and the energy source has been isolated.

In addition to this, outline what your employees can do to protect themselves when working with machines.

************************

Compile your own comprehensive Induction Programme

Do you know what your OHSA duties are as an employer?

Do your employees know what their duties are?

Click here to find out

************************

During your toolbox talk on machine guarding, tell your employees to do the following to protect themselves

The Health & Safety Advisor gives you five things your employees need to know about machine guarding:

#1: Don't take guards off machines, unless the machine's switched off and the energy sources have been isolated.

#2: Don't put your fingers in the machine, even for a few seconds. A nano-second's all it takes to chop off your fingers or hands.

#3: Machines can pull your entire body into the working parts. Don't wear jewellery, ties, and loose fitting clothes when you work with machines.

#4: If your hair's long, tie it up so it doesn't get caught in the machine.

#5: If in doubt, get the right person for the job to help you.

The bottom line: You must conduct a toolbox talk on machine guarding so your employees know how to work with machines safety.  Make sure you cover the issues we've mentioned above.



Related articles




Related articles



Related Products



Comments
0 comments


Recommended for You 

  Quick Tax Solutions for Busy Taxpayers – 35 tax answers at a glance



Here are all the most interesting, thought-provoking and common tax questions
asked by our subscribers over the last tax year – everything from A to Z!

To download Quick Tax Solutions for Busy Taxpayers – 35 tax answers at a glance click here now >>>
  Employees always sick? How to stop it today



Make sure you develop a leave policy to regulate sick leave in your company.

BONUS! You'll find an example of the leave policy and procedure in this report.

To download Employees always sick? How to stop it today click here now >>>
  Absenteeism: Little known ways to reduce absenteeism



This FREE e-report will tell you how you can reduce absenteeism in your workplace while avoiding the CCMA and without infringing your employees' labour rights.

To download Absenteeism: Little known ways to reduce absenteeism click here now >>>
  7 Health & safety strategies to save you thousands



Don't let a health and safety incident cost you one more cent. Implement these seven
strategies in your company today.

To download 7 Health & safety strategies to save you thousands click here now >>>