Two Ways That Industrial Manufacturers Prevent Injuries When Concrete Saws Are Being Used
Concrete saws are used in many industrial settings, to slice and sculpt large slabs of concrete. Whilst extremely useful, this equipment can also be quite dangerous. Here are some of the ways that industrial manufacturers help to reduce the likelihood of employees being injured when they are tasked with using a concrete saw.
By providing training
Most industrial manufacturers that routinely use concrete saws for their day-to-day operations provide their employees with training on how to safely operate this equipment.
These training sessions teach employees a wide range of important skills, including, for example, how to check the equipment for faults which could put them at risk of an injury. This is crucial, as defects such as a loose blade or an unstable handle could lead to major, potentially-fatal wounds.
Concrete saw training courses will also usually show employees how to check the area in which they'll be working for hazards that could affect their ability to use the saw safely (such as, for example, puddles on the floor that could cause the operator to slip whilst holding the equipment), and will, of course, teach them the skills they will need to handle the equipment itself in a safe manner.
The knowledge and skills provided by these types of courses can significantly lower a person's chances of being harmed (or accidentally harming someone nearby) when they are operating a concrete saw.
By providing safety gear
Industrial facilities that require their employees to use concrete saws will invariably provide safety gear. One of the most important pieces of safety gear that people need when operating this equipment is a pair of heavy-duty, high-grip gloves.
These gloves serve two purposes; firstly, they help to protect the wearers' hands from serious wounds if they accidentally touch the blade. Secondly, they help the wearer to maintain a strong grip on the handle of the concrete saw and thus reduce the likelihood of them dropping the equipment and cutting open their leg or foot.
Concrete saw operators will also be provided with a high-quality set of goggles. These are crucial, as the act of sawing a slab of concrete invariably results in large quantities of dust being thrown into the operator's face.
Without goggles protecting their eyes, this dust could not only result in serious irritation and eye wounds but could also affect their vision to the point where they can no longer see where they are cutting.