Always Think Safe: Manufacturing, Insurance and Smoothness

A manufacturing business is very exciting because it’s where the heart of the economy truly lies. Of course, the world has advanced so much so that the transactions that happen online just on a daily occurrence can have a huge impact on the stock market. The technology business has had a lot to do with this, but essentially, everything that needs to be transferred and made into a real world purchase has to begin in manufacturing. No one can wish into their hands a smartphone, and it has to be made, packaged, shipped and delivered to the front door of consumers. Sometimes lost in all this, is the absolutely vital importance of safety. The business cannot continue to function at a high capacity if the employees are either getting injured or simply don’t feel safe in the work environment. Old practices must be shunned for newer more proficient techniques.

Slow is smooth, smooth is fast

Small businesses are especially in a tight financial squeeze and often find themselves in a bind. No good will come from cutting corners, however, as the chance to bite the financial bullet is much to your advantage if done early enough. Older systems that physically move products and other kinds of packages on the plant floor pose one of the riskiest health hazards to employees. Large and heavy objects are being moved great distances without the physical hands-on measures by the employees. This is why it’s important to look at something like Conveyor Systems Ltd. They have sortation conveyors, powered roller conveyors, as well as pallot and belt conveyors. Getting the right kind of conveyor for the types of products and weight classes your manufacturing business deals with, can prevent a mishap that could be potentially life-threatening from occurring.

Insurance, Alertness and response

The first shield against something terrible happening is, in fact, the employees themselves. The safety training is in itself, a protective barrier that can contain any hazards from increasing in size. The type of response training your staff receive could save their and someone else’s life. You can put them through a professional industrial health hazard awareness course that can be implemented in your plant or factory. By signing up for a semester, the alertness of your staff can improve so that it becomes like second nature. If there is a spill of chemicals or even just a water pipe used for cooling equipment, the quickness in response can bring the situation to a calm conclusion, without the need for evacuation or long report filings after the fact. You should also think about insurance for your industrial property, in case the damage is too extensive and you don’t have the funds to repair it.

Safety equipment on hand

At every station and around every corner, there should be small cabinets that anyone can open to receive access to safety equipment. Everything from goggles, thick fireproof gloves, helmets, filter face masks and a fire extinguisher should be available in these boxes. With such equipment, trained staff can be that first line of defense when someone does, unfortunately, go wrong. This could potentially save lives, and it’s something no manufacturing business large or small should skip out on.

Michael Foote

Michael Foote, founder of Quote Goat, has over 13 years experience working in the finance, insurance and currency sectors, gaining a financial qualification in 2010-2011. LinkedIn Profile

Always Think Safe: Manufacturing, Insurance and Smoothness

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