What safety precautions should be observed while working in the workshop?

A Workshop is full of dangers and hazards that can result in accidents and injury is the rules and safety precautions are not followed. Hence, safety precautions should be followed at all times.

While each workshop may have their own set of rules, here are some general rules that should be followed in nearly all workshops:

  • No Food or Drink
  • No working under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication
  • Wear appropriate clothing
  • Wear safety equipment at all times
  • Check the equipment and machines before working on them
  • Notify the supervisor of your arrival and the machine/area you will be working in
  • All chemicals should be checked thoroughly before use
  • Keep clear of any person operating tools and machinery
  • Do not talk to anyone operating electrical equipment and machinery
  • Work area should always be kept tidy
  • Clean up any spills immediately
  • Wash up after using equipment and materials
  • Do not play/joke around in the work area
  • Report any damage to machines/equipment

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