Kaishan USA | June 7, 2023 | Uncategorized
Make sure all your people understand compressor basics. And require that everyone who operates your compressors has been thoroughly trained.
As the term “fourth utility” implies, compressed air joins electricity, water and natural gas as fundamental services in an industrial facility. Well-maintained air compressors and their associated equipment provide almost every industry with much-needed power that is remarkably safe.
At the same time, as with the other utilities, compressed air deserves to be handled with respect. Accidents can happen. But many can be avoided if companies follow some basic safety practices. We offer several of the basics below.
Safety is no accident. Make sure your workers all have the appropriate PPE when they are working around your compressor.
Your people should have all appropriate personal protective equipment, including goggles, masks, gloves (rubber or leather), steel-toed shoes and leather or PVC aprons.
Too many accidents happen because operators and nearby workers aren’t aware of air compressor best practices. It’s in every company’s best interest to require that everyone who operates your equipment has been appropriately trained in compressed air basics and operating procedures. And make sure all your equipment operators have taken the safety training. If you need training materials, check out our safety video.
If you upgrade your equipment, it’s a great idea to have a training session with operators, so they know how your new devices should operate. And know what the warning signs are.
An aggressive preventive maintenance program is one of the most critical parts of your safety program.
Some safety highlights of a proactive maintenance program include:
Once again, compressed air technology is remarkably safe. But there are several hazards that can impact workers.
One way to avoid safety hazards is to set up your compressor and related equipment properly. Key points to address before you crank up your system:
You’ll want to check all the air connections before starting your compressor.
It’s a good idea to create a checklist your operators should follow before they begin operation. Items would include:
Before startup, check end-use tools to ensure none have their trigger pulled.
Better safe than sorry. If you have questions, get in touch with your air compressor professional immediately. We work with a nationwide network of independent distributors, who have the skills and experience to provide on-site help and consultation. These factory-trained air compression experts have an investment in their local communities and help you operate your air compressor system safely.
Immediately check with your air compressor professional if you have any questions about the safe operation of your equipment.
Operating your air compressor system safely does not have to come at the expense of your productivity. In fact, safe operation is the only way to ensure long-term success of your facility.
If you have questions or need help setting up a safety program, get in touch with the experts at Kaishan. Contact us today.
As the term “fourth utility” implies, compressed air joins electricity, water and natural gas as fundamental services in an industrial facility.
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