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Safety by Using Trip Guards Trip guard in machine is comprised with tripping device which enables quick stopping or reversal of the motion of machine as soon as the operator approaches within the reach of dangerous parts. Tripping device and the trip guard works in close conjunction with each other during problematic situations. 1.8.1 Safety by Workplace Layout and Proper Working Conditions Some safety using workplace layout and proper working conditions are given as under: 1. A suitable layout and proper working conditions play an important role in preventing accidents which would have otherwise occurred. 2. Moving path or passage ways should be clearly marked and never be obstructed. 3. Every employee should have enough space to move and operate the machine. 4. Floor condition must be of non-skid type. 5. Height of working rooms should be adequate for proper ventilation and lighting. 6. Fire walls should be used to separate various compartments. 7. Windows should have adequate size and should be enough in numbers. 8. Illumination should be sufficient, continuous, uniform and free from glare. 9. Proper ventilation should be provided in workplace. 10. Noise level should be proper if any. If it is high, use ear muffs. 1.9 TYPES OF SAFETY The fo1lowing general types of safety are considered in the workshop 1. Safety of self. 2. Safety of job. 3. Safety of machines tools. However there are general safety precautions to be adopted while working in any workshop MENT 112: WORKSHOP TECHNOLOGY DAVID KIPTOO CHIRCHIR 13
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. General Safety Precautions while Working in a Workshop 1. One should never leave machine ON even after the power is OFF. 2. Operator should pay full concentration when operating a machine. 3. One should not adjust or repair any machine while it is running. 4. Do not operate any machine unless authorized. 5. Always secured firmly the work and cutting tools before starting machine. 6. The floor should be kept clean and clear of metal chips and waste pieces.. 7. Defective guards must be replaced or repaired immediately. 8. One should not operate any machinery when the supervisor or instructor is not in the shop. 9. One should not try to stop the machine with hands or body. 10. Only trained operator should operate machine or switches as far as possible. 11. Always get help for handling long or heavy pieces of material. 12. Always follow safe lifting practices 13. No one should run in the shop at work time. 1.9.1 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WHILE WORKING WITH DIFFERENT HAND TOOLS (A) Screw Drivers 1. When working on electrical equipment use only a screw driver with an approved handle. 2. One should wear goggles when re-sharpening screw-driver tips. 3. Screws with burred heads are dangerous and must be replaced 4. One should use the correct tip of screw drivers while screwing. Too arrow or too wide tip will damage the work.

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