How To Improve Manufacturing Line Safety
Safety is essential in all areas of your business, but especially in the high-risk areas. After all, when it comes to the thickness of your health and safety officer’s folders, his manufacturing line and kitchen risk assessment folders are sure to be like doorstops compared to his file on your restrooms, but even then, all practical measures must be accounted for.
That being said, we can often feel as though ‘good enough’ is actually ‘good enough’, when in reality ‘striving for perfection’ is the only ‘good enough’ we should be concerned with. In matters of safety, we simply cannot accept an injury rate higher than zero. For that reason, this is the figure we must always chase, and we must continually improve our systemic approach to ensure this is the case.
But how can a business that has taken great care in providing every safety net improve further?
At some point, it can seem like wrapping your employees in cotton wool is the only option. Ironically, this would most likely leave them at higher risk. In this post, we’ll guide you with a few simple tips:
Quality, Reliable Equipment
Making absolutely certain that your equipment is reliable can help you avoid safety hazards.
It can also help you more accurately and adequately train staff in its usage, even if they’re not particularly interfacing with that piece of kit to begin with.
C&B Equipment is known for this thorough safety analysis and integration in any form of manufacturing line, and for that reason, the brand remains a popular choice of those seeking to improve their safety.
Regular, Advanced Training
It’s very important to commit to regular training from a fundamental to advanced level. Your staff members cannot over-learn how to operate in the face of a mechanical fault, how to properly report issues, how to act in the presence of a fire and how to look out for other workers if they haven’t noticed an issue.
This kind of training can take many forms, from seminars to practical examples and visitors from the fire services. However, it must be carried out, no matter how repetitive it seems, it’s a small price to pay for potentially saving someone’s life.
Great people management can help to no uncertain degree here.
If your people are overworked, the chance of them encountering a human error is vast. If your people do not receive proper nutrition or enough breaks at work, they will be less alert. If they undergo stressful situations regularly with no HR to help them speak through their issues, or allow personal problems to be expressed, this can lead to an issue.
A good part of safety management is simply taking care of your people, and making sure they are well catered for in the best possible context. After all, it’s people that are the victims of injury, and so caring for them can help you take a full approach.
With this advice, we hope you can more easily improve your manufacturing line safety from top to bottom.
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