In part 3 of our safety guidelines, we will discuss preventative measures to avoid being crushed or cut on the job.
Vacuum trucks are powerful machines and the smallest miscalculation or error can result in personal injury, property damage, and in severe cases, loss of life. Here is a list of safety guidelines to avoid being crushed or cut on the job.
- Ensure everyone is clear of the unit before starting the engine.
- Once the engine is started, do not make any adjustments to the unit while the the engine is on.
- Make sure all equipment, components, and accessories are properly supported/secured when working around or beneath them.
- Do not stand on the rear door platform while the rear door is being operated.
- Be aware of any moving parts on the vacuum truck and keep all tools and any other objects in a safe and secure place.
- Wear protective gloves when handling the vacuum hose, tools, rope, cable, and any other objects.
- Always wear safety goggles when striking any pins or any other objects where pieces of metal or other debris could chip or fly off and strike you in the eye.
- Stay clear of turning drive-lines, belts, and chains.
- Do not make any modifications to the vehicle.
- If any decals are damaged, peeling, or missing, replace them.
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