Conveyor Safety - Alstef Group

CONVEYOR SAFETY

TRAINING REQUIRED

Do not operate, install, modify or maintain this system without the appropriate training

BE AWARE

Adhere to, all CAUTION, DANGER, and WARNING signs.

FOLLOW ALL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

The information below does not replace the need for a Job Safety Analysis or Safe Work Method Statement.

Conveyor Safety Rules:

 

• Do not touch moving conveyor parts
• Do not operate the conveyor with chain guards or other protective guards removed.
• Keep jewellery, clothing, hair, etc., away from the conveyor
• Know the location and the function of all Start/stop devices and keep those devices free from obstruction
• Clear all personnel from equipment before starting the system or a conveyor
• Do not attempt to clear product (baggage/parcel) jams while the conveyor is running
• Allow only trained and authorised personnel to maintain or repair conveyor equipment
• Do not attempt to make repairs to the conveyor while it is running
• Do not modify equipment without checking with the manufacturer
• Do not operate or perform maintenance on equipment when taking any type of drug, sedative, when under the influence of alcohol, or when over fatigued

HAZARDS

Electrocution | Pinch injuries | Back injuries | Head injuries | Hearing | Crush injuries

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Only registered and qualified electricians should work on Motor Control Panels and carry out repairs to electrical components.

CONTROLS SAFETY

In the case of an emergency stop, first, determine the cause of the stoppage and correct the situation that warranted the stop. To resume operation after a stoppage, manually reset or start at the location
where the stop occurred.

LOCK OUT AND TAG OUT

MINIMUM PROCEDURES

When a conveyor is stopped for maintenance or repair purposes, you must lock out and tag out the starting devices, prime movers, or powered accessories in accordance with a formalized procedure designed to protect everyone involved with the conveyor against unexpected restart.

Step 1
Ensure that power is disconnected from the affected area, as well as from the control panel where troubleshooting and repairs are performed.

Step 2
Once you verify that the power is locked out, make sure you inform other personnel in the area of the situation so they do not unexpectedly restore power. If the person working in the area is likely to lose sight of the isolator or if more than one person is working in the area. Also, in the latter case, each person working on the conveyor or equipment will have to fix his or her padlock and personal danger tag to the isolation point.

Step 3
After you inform your co-workers, recheck the power supply to ensure that the power is disconnected in the affected control panel.

Step 4
Before you perform any repairs with an exposed conductor or terminal, use an approved voltmeter to check for hazardous voltages. Only a qualified/registered Electrician shall do any electrical work or rectification of electrical faults.

Step 5
Once the repair has been completed and prior to starting equipment:- Make sure that all personnel are clear of the equipment and that all foreign objects and tools have been removed.

Step 6
All guards shall be in place before operating equipment.

NEVER reset a circuit breaker before determining and correcting the cause of the circuit interruption.

NEVER bypass or use a jumper to replace any limit switch, circuit breaker, or other circuit protection or safety device.

NEVER rest tools on motors, transformers, terminal strips, or other control panel or electrical components. All tools used should be kept in a toolbox or pouch.

NEVER restore power or restart equipment before verifying that all tools, spare parts, etc., are removed from the work area and are safely stored.

NEVER restore power or restart equipment before verifying that ALL personnel are aware of the condition and are safely clear of the equipment.

ALWAYS replace any safety devices and guards removed during maintenance or repair before you restore power or restart equipment.

ALWAYS use extreme caution and follow recommended safety procedures while you perform any electrical inspection or maintenance operations.