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How To Avoid Accidents When Using Dangerous Machinery?



Whether you are at work or at home, the increase of accidents and injuries resulting from improper use of dangerous machinery has risen. This is because people are using different machinery and tools without actually understanding how to use it properly. There are many different things which you should understand before using any type of machinery; this will help avoid any accidents happening.

The most common accidents which can happen from the misuse of machinery in the workplace are:


This is when fingers or clothing are trapped in the moving parts of the machine. This can be very dangerous, especially if you do not understand how to use the machine properly as you may not know how to turn the machine off quickly to avoid the injury becoming any more critical.


The impact is when workers are crushed by moving parts of the equipment, this can be from a fault with the machine, but this is highly unlikely. This usually occurs from workers not understanding the system of the machine and being in the wrong place at the wrong time. It can also happen from not using the correct materials in the machine.


It is always advised that you always wear protective clothing, so that if you do come in contact with any part of the machine, then you will be protected. It is likely that there are going to be many sharp edges, hot parts, or live electrical items coming from the machine, but if you have protective clothing on then you should be protected from being injured from the machine.


Entanglement happens when any clothing, hair, or jewelry comes into contact with the machinery when it is on. Before using the machine, you should always make sure that you tie your hair up out of the way and remove any jewelry.


This when flying debris comes away from the machine, this often happens with surface grinders as the speed of the process often flies any unwanted debris from it. Most machines that have flying debris coming from it will have a protective shield that will protect you from it. It is also advised that you always wear protective goggles and a hard hat when using any tools and machinery.

Understand How to Use the Machine

The first thing which you need to do is actually understand how to use the machinery. If you do not understand the machine is used for or what materials you should use with the intended machinery then this can lead to accidents happening. To avoid any accidents from happening you should get the relevant training before using each individual piece of machinery.