Safety is basically common sense. There are standard safety rules but each situation has its own peculiarities which cannot always be covered by rules. Therefore with your experience and common sense, you are in a position to do something about safety. Lack of attention to safety can result in: accidents, personal injury, reduction of efficiency and worst of all - loss of life. Watch for safety hazards. Correct deficiencies promptly.
Use the following safety precautions as a general guide to safe operation.
- 1. Never adjust or repair a machine while it is in operation.
- 2. Remove all tools and electrical cords before starting.
- 3. Keep the engine room and floor area clean.
- 4. Store oily rags in containers.
- 5. Never store flammable liquids near the engine.
- 6. Observe NO SMOKING signs.
- 7. Do not smoke around batteries. Hydrogen gas generated by charging is explosive. Keep batteries in a well ventilated area.
- 8. Do not wear loose clothing around machinery.
- 9. Be sure the engine room is properly ventilated.
- 10. Always disconnect and tape the ground battery lead before working on the electrical system.
- 11. All electrical equipment must be grounded according to local building ordinances.
- 12. Be sure an automatic start-stop system is inoperative when the engine or generator is being worked on. Disconnect and tape the ground battery lead.
Remember, safety is everyone's business.
INSTALL GUARDS ON ALL EXPOSED ROTATING COMPONENTS