Machine Safety Tips For Preventing And Reacting To A Fire-douke

UnCategorized Fire’s flames are great for roasting marshmallows, not so great engulfing the cabin of your best construction equipment and machinery. Fires can happen when you least expect them and can do serious damage to your equipment and to your personnel. Witnessing one, let alone escaping from one, is a terrifying experience. Here are some tips for preventing fires as well as how to respond to them if they do happen. Always be Prepared: There is a simple checklist for being prepared for an outbreak. First, check fire extinguishers, alarms, and shutdowns regularly to make sure they work properly. If anything is missing or broken, have it replaced or fixed according to the manufacturer’s directions. When you operate a vehicle, you should always stop the engine before refueling, remove all trash or debris, routinely check for fluid leaks, and never smoke when using any flammable materials or when you are around batteries. What to do if a Fire Breaks Out: If you have a fire, including a tire fire, the first thing to do is to stop the vehicle you are operating. You should stop the machine as quickly as possible in the safest location possible, i.e. away from other machines, people, or structures. Another thing to know is the locations of runaway ramps (if applicable) or straddle beams, and use them if possible. A runaway truck ramp (also known as a runaway truck lane, emergency escape ramp, or truck arrester bed) is a traffic device that enables vehicles that are having braking problems to safely stop. It is typically a long, sand or gravel-filled lane adjacent to a road with a steep grade, and is designed to accommodate large trucks. The deep gravel allows the truck’s momentum to slow in a controlled way, allowing the operator to stop it safely. If a fire breaks out on the vehicle you are operating, shift to neutral, activate the parking break, shut down the engine, get out of the cabin of the machine and summon help as quickly as possible. Assess the situation to determine whether you should attempt to put the fire out with a fire extinguisher or just get away from the machine. Follow your machine’s fire suppression procedures. Remember, there is great danger in putting out a fire so you should always consider the necessity of putting yourself in danger. Think about the potential for damage. If you are dealing with a blaze in an unpopulated area with little or no fuel available to the fire, the risks are not as great. If, on the other hand, the fire will quickly spread to an inhabited area or a wilderness where controlling it would be difficult, the risks are much greater. Always be safe, and call emergency services before a small fire turns into a serious problem! About the Author: 相关的主题文章: