Best Practices for Metal Fabrication Safety
A safety process for metal manufacturing industry requires planning, consciousness, training and action. Metal production involves different process such as bending, cutting, grinding, brazing and welding. These and other fabrication methods can pose safety risks, especially if employees don’t receive adequate training.
The best actions for establish a safety environment are:
- Engagement from the top of the company
Nothing will work if the leaders of the company are not concerned with employee safety. So, things need to start from them and then the rest of the company can respect and value all the procedures.
- Indicate a person or responsible group
One person or group needs to be responsible to implement, communicate, update, audit and check all the procedures and the project in general. When the company determines who will oversee this project things tend to flow easily.
- EPI’s and training
Provides EPI’s is the basic step that the company can take. When a company provides all the resources to the employees but does not provide them training and knowledge it doesn’t work. Employees need to be trained and constantly reminded about the EPI’s importance.
- Incorporate safety into the strategic planning
Your short- and long-term planning sessions should include the implementation of practices and methods that focus on establishing and maintaining workplace safety. Examples include regular safety audits, monthly safety meetings and the creation of comprehensive accident investigation protocols to determine their cause and take appropriate corrective measures.
METALCRAFT IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL THE WORKSAFEBC REQUIREMENTS AND ISO 9001 STANDARDS. PROVIDE A SAFETY WORK ENVIRONMENT TO OUR EMPLOYEES IS ONE OF OUR BIGGEST COMMITMENT.