Workshop Safety Practices
Any accident may happen in the workshop while dealing with metal, tools and machines mostly because of sharp metal edges and rotating parts of machines. The accident may cause a serious injury that can even be lethal. Therefore, to avoid the accidents, following are a few steps that we should follow during the work in workshop: There are rules and regulations provided to use every machine available in the workshop. We should strictly abide by them. Take help from manuals for operating the machines.
If you are doubtful about anything, always ask for help.
Check if all machines guards are in place where the machine is operating. Before adjusting the machine, let it stop first.
Do not try to stop the rotating parts of machine with your hands when you switch off the power. Try keeping the floor clean of the metal chips and other waste pieces. Put them in the container provided for them. Do not rest against any machine.
If you have long hair then be careful that they do not get tangled in the rotating parts of machines. And avoid wearing loose clothing. Lift the objects properly or you may get backache.
Always be careful about not inhaling the dust and fume.
Following are some protection gadgets and wears observed during the workshop survey that are designed for different works in the workshop: Safety glasses
Face Shields and goggles
There are all necessary safety measures available in the workshop though they are limited in quantity.
Tools used in workshop
Hammers are used for striking.
There are further different types of hammers
Ball peen hammer: The peening face of the hammer is useful for rounding off edges of metal pins and fasteners, such as rivet.
Claw hammer: A claw hammer is mostly used for woodworking. It is used to pound nails in and extract nails from some object.
2. Combination Pliers
Combination pliers having serrated faces for gripping rounded surfaces such as pipe,together with blades for cutting wire. 3. Cutter Pliers
The cutter pliers are mostly used to cut the wires at an angle or diagonally. 4. Pipe Wrench
It is an adjustable wrench used for turning soft iron pipes and fitting with a rounded surface.
5. Adjustable Wrench
It is a wrench with a jaw of adjustable width so that it can used with different fastening heads.
Open Ended Spanner
It is a stool like wrench having fixed width jaws at both ends for opening objects.
6. Ring Spanner
It is a wrench having a hook, hole, or pin at the end for meshing with a related device on another object.
It is an L-shaped tool set of different sized keys consisting of a rod having a hexagonal cross section which is used to turn a screw.
8. Flat Screw Driver
It is a screwdriver with a flat wedge-shaped tip that fits into a slot in the head of a screw. 9. Flip Screw Driver
It has a flattened square-cut tip that fits into a slot in the head of the screw.
It is a tool used to check and mark right angles in constructional work.
11. Micrometer screw gauge
It is a device for measuring very small distances, objects, or angles.
12. Vernier caliper
It is a measuring tool used to read directly the dimension of an object represented by the separation between the inner or outer edges of the two shorter arms.
13. Grip Pliers
This is a gripping tool that can be locked into position, using an over-center action.
It is a wooden stick with a padded head, used for hitting percussion instruments.
15. Depth gauge
It is a device fitted to a drill bit to ensure that the hole drilled does not exceed the required depth.
16. Spirit level/leveler
It is an instrument designed to indicate whether a surface is horizontal or vertical. 17. Sand paper
It is a strong paper coated with a layer of sand or other abrasive, used for smoothing or polishing.
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