MECHANICAL WORKSHOP RULES AND ST ANDARDS:
The employer shall permit only those employees qualified
by training or experience to operate equipment and
The standard contained in this part shall apply with
respect to employment performed in a workplace.
The standard protects on it's face class of persons
larger than employees, standard shall be applicable
under this part only to employees and their employment
and place of employment.
Employees should avail him self of the safety and health
training programs the company provides.
Instruct each employee in the recognition and avoidance
of unsafe conditions and the regulation applicable to
his work environment to control or eliminate any hazards
or other exposure to illness or injury.
Employees required handling or using poison, caustics
and other harmful substances shall be instructed
regarding the safe handling and use, and be made aware.
electrical equipment must;
Extension cables, plugs and sockets must be in perfect
condition. Scindex cable is forbidden.
Ensure open access to the manual circuit breaker on the
outside of the trailer . To bury all cables at 30 cm.
Minimum and forbid any vehicle to drive over.
Electrical conductors should be of sufficient size and
current- Carrying capacity for the purposes they are
conductors should be either insulated, or properly
safeguarded to prevent danger.
installation and circuit should be protected against over
Current by automatic devices.
electrical hand tools must be properly grounded.
wires as live wires. Do not touch hanging or broken Wires.
Place a warning sign, and notify a supervisor or Electrician
Welding mask gloves and
leather apron are obligatory Ensure that nobody is watching
at the operation.
goggles and apron are obligatory.
Be sure that the flame
arrestors are in place and in good order.
Change the pipes according
their to state or the expire date written on it.
Forbidden on any tank having contained petrol or fuel near
any petrol container.
On a diesel tank; be sure
that the tank is empty fill it with a maximum of water, to
complete with Co2 from an extinguisher, left its hose in the
tank to renew Co2 during the operation, to weld gradually.
On vehicles, be sure that
there is no hydrocarbons or any flammable products nearby
and prepare an extinguisher beside you.
well ventilating shaded location.
N o smoking permitted in
Bottles standing up.
Mark and separate the empty bottles.
UNDER A VEHICLE
Goggles are imperative (gloves to be used when lifting heavy
parts ) Jacked up vehicles must also be supported by axle.
Stands and / or wooden blocks.
Separate storage in a no smoking area.
Clearly indicate contents.
Collect all waste oils for
proper disposal; never throw used oils on the ground.
Dispose containers under the drum tapes.
rubber tanks and petrol containers should be stored at
100 meters from camp installation.
inflammable products must be stored in a non-smoking
all jerry cans or any containers.
Specific foam fire extinguishers are close to the fuel
must be digged around all bladders to prevent leakage or
flood of carburant in case of accidental damage of the
handle or use flammable liquids, gases, or toxic
materials shall be instructed in the handlings and use
of these materials and made aware of the specific
smoke above batteries.
Change batteries must be
done in a delimited area with suitable signs and equipments.
(Goggles, rubber gloves, eye -wash, fire extinguisher...)
Pour always acid in water, never the opposite! ! ! !
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT.
Permanent staffs are required to wear full PPE.
Drivers working in the area must wear overalls and standard footwear. They
should not participate in dangerous tasks unless they have
been trained and correctly equipped. Wear glasses for
grinding, drilling, cutting and using the electric saw. In
noisy environment use earplugs.
In dust, for (bulldozers) drivers use dust masks.
All lifting operations are to be
performed by trained personnel. The wearing of gloves
and safety helmets is obligatory.
Most back injuries are caused by
negligence or violation of basic safe lifting rules; you
can prevent a painful back injury if you first assume a
squatting position. You can prevent a painful back
injuries by the followings steps: -
Be sure your footing is secure.
Keep your body erect. Always lift
with your legs and not your back.
Use the correct lifting procedures
for lightweight objects as you would for heavy weight.
Never pick up or put down an object
while in a twisted position.
Never place yourself under a heavy
object when it is being lifted.
Corded loose lifting equipment.
Improperly stored equipment.
Equipment not subjected to inspection.
Improperly made slings and lifting's devices.
Lack of effective preventive maintenances systems.
Loose lifting equipment damaged by improper use.
Check the state of cables hooks and eyes.
A cable with more than three broken stands must be replaced.
Do not exceed maximum load.
Nobody must stand or pass under the load.
Never pull the load but push it.
and foam fire extinguishers are available at the workshop.
Ensure that access to those is always available.
CLAENING OF PARTS.
with the cleaning product provided.
Petrol is especially,
particularly by spraying mode.
Never clean hydraulic
systems with diesel, use only recognized products.
first aid kit is available in the workshop.
Use the fire-blanket for
The doctor should be
informed of even small cuts that will be recorded for
analysis with the intention of reducing risks and defining
At least one person present
in the workshop must have sufficient knowledge of first aid
to attend to an injured person while awaiting the doctor .
improper use of hand tools is the major cause of many Minor
but painful injuries.
tools, for the designed work.
worn parts such as ratchets cogs, dies, handles and shields.
electric hand tools must be either grounded or double
insulated. Three wire cords must be used with grounded
are designed with protective guards. If the Guard has been
broken or removed, do not use the tool until the guard has
been repaired or replaced.
machetes, knives, brush-hooks and axes sharp at all times
and sheathed when not in use.
cable should be run out and inspected regularly.
cable should be maintained by keeping clean and oiling it
with a light preservative. When re- spooling, avoid kinking
wear leather gloves when handling cables.
near, step over or go underneath a cable, it may suddenly go
under tension, or it may break with a whipping action and
fly through the air
of objects being lifted or pulled. If the cable breaks, the
objects may fall or roll back.
If you have
to climb, use a ladder. Make sure the Ladder is designed to
support the load it's intended to bear. Face the ladder when
going up or down.
conducting ladder is recommended for us when working with
electrical tools or any line electrical source.
stepladder must be equipped with locking bars And must be
locked in place before use.
are on a ladder, do not over- reach, the Ladder could slip
or you could lose your balance. Get off the ladder and move
it to the proper Position.
If you use
scaffolds, make sure all planks and other Materials are free
from knots & splits.
flooring or base on which the scaffolding is placed must be
stable, firm and even.
the ladder or scaffolding cannot come Into contact with any
overhead power lines or Radio transmission lines.
you are doing when using hand trucks. Approach corners
slowly and with Caution.
Do not over
load the truck. Make sure you can Control the load and see
over the top.
loads to prevent them from falling off.
needed repairs to your supervisor.
extra caution when pushing trucks on slippery or wet
Wear shoes with good traction