From December 1, 2021, the “Technical Regulations on Machines and Equipment, according to which: Each product must have a declaration of product conformity, relevant instructions written in Georgian and information related to safe use of the product.
Ensuring the safety of the workforce in the industrial sector is a major concern for businesses, especially when it comes to operating machine – equipment.
There are inherent risks involved in working with that can lead to accidents and injuries if not appropriate driving.
In this blog post, we’ll delve into the importance of safety procedures when working with machinery and highlight the key aspects that contribute to a safe work environment.
What are the risks associated with working with machinery:
There are inherent risks involved in working with machines and equipment that can lead to accidents and injuries if Proper management is not taking place. It is vital to identify potential hazards and take steps to mitigate them. Some common hazards associated with machines include moving parts, electrical components, noise levels, and ergonomic challenges.
By conducting a thorough risk assessment, businesses can identify potential threats and implement appropriate security measures. Even with preventive measures in place, emergencies can still occur. Therefore, it is important that employees are familiar with special emergency protocols for handling equipment. This includes an understanding of evacuation procedures, knowledge of emergency systems, and knowledge of emergency contact information. Regular training and exercises should be conducted to ensure that all employees are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to respond promptly and effectively in the event of an emergency.
Along with knowing safety procedures, recognizing potential hazards, understanding risk, understanding emergency protocols and using personal protective equipment (PPE) is an important step in ensuring the safety of you and your colleagues.
What employers should consider:
Employers should prioritize providing employees with suitable PPE delivery and ensure that it is used appropriately. This may include equipment such as safety helmets, safety glasses, gloves and earplugs. Employees should be properly trained in the selection, use, maintenance and replacement of PPE to maximize their safety and minimize the risk of accidents.
The HSE Group is committed to helping businesses meet these safety requirements, taking full financial responsibility for the work done and ensuring a safer and more productive future for everyone.