It is everyone’s responsibility to work safely and identify any potential risks.
On arrival on a site all Asfab staff must report to the Main Contractor’s Site Agent/Manager. Following the site induction staff must ensure the site is a safe working environment.
The following are many of the common risks associated with Asfab work together with possible actions. Additional risks may occur and employees are encouraged to assess and report continually.
On site risks
Muscle strain when lifting
Assess the situation, seek assistance. Use the correct technique for lifting. If in doubt seek advice.
Good housekeeping, keep areas of work free from rubbish and trailing cables etc. Avoid carrying objects that obscure view.
Wear safety glasses when appropriate.
Wear gloves when appropriate. Take care when using hand or power tools.
Staff are encouraged to use mechanical unloading (by authorised personal) where possible and with appropriate personal when not available.
In House risks
In addition to the above risks, during manufacture additions risks are present, these include
Storage of materials
All materials should be stored safely in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations. They should be clearly visible, free from obstructions, level, clean and dry.
Machining of Product
All machining of product should be undertaken by trained, authorised staff only.
Machines both fixed and hand tools should be inspected and used only as recommended by the manufacturer. All machines should be guarded and extracted as appropriate. Best practices should be maintained at all times.
Machines can be dangerous and should be used properly and respected.
Spray adhesive (contact neoprene) is solvent based and will give of fumes. Extraction is provided and should be used.
Post Formers contain heating elements which get very hot. Take care and be aware when using this equipment.
All electrical equipment is tested and safe, however, regular inspection is necessary and on going. Any damaged must be reported immediately.