Safety Jackets and its ImportanceCronaKart
Safety Jackets are an extremely useful and protective tool in the Construction and Warehouse Industries. What makes the safety vests protection wear is the mesh material that they’re made with. This mesh material reduces the weight it may add on to the human body. The vests are sometimes made so light that one may not even remember having it on. Another great example of this amazing perk is, if it rains, your vest won’t weigh down and it’ll dry faster than your average clothing material.
6 manufacturing areas where Safety Jackets should be used-
Warehouse with forklifts pulling orders or stocking inventory- Most warehouses are extremely busy, with products of all types being put on shelves or pulled out for shipping. In most cases, this type of activity is done by a combination of people walking through the area on foot and people driving forklifts to transport heavier products. Having people and vehicles operating in the same area can be extremely dangerous, which is why it is so important to ensure that everyone is able to see each other clearly. Obviously, this will start with having those who are walking on the warehouse floor wearing safety vests. These vests will allow those who are driving the forklifts or other vehicles to see them much more easily.
Maintenance Department Employees- Another group of people who should always be wearing safety vests is the maintenance department. This is a unique department in many ways, which is why it is so important that they are always highly visible. The following are some of the many important reasons why visibility is so important for anyone working in the maintenance area. – Unpredictable Work Location – The maintenance department team will work throughout the facility, fixing things that are broken or need work as needed. This means that they may be somewhere that other employees would not expect, so it is important that they are highly visible. – Dangerous Work – There are many times when the maintenance employees will be working in dangerous areas, such as inside machines or near electrical equipment. Making sure they are easy to see can help ensure people don’t engage a machine while they are working on it. – Loud Equipment – Maintenance individuals may be working with loud equipment during their jobs, which may mean they will be wearing earplugs or other hearing protection. Whenever one of the five senses are limited, it is essential to do all you can to make it up with another. – Dark Environments – Since maintenance employees often work in out of the way areas, there is typically not very much light, which can make them hard to see. Wearing a safety vest will help to catch any light that is present and reflect it so they are easier to see.
Shipping and Receiving Dock- The shipping and receiving dock in most facilities is quite busy. There are things coming and going at all times, which can make it a very dangerous area. In addition, there will be trucks moving in and out of the area as well as indoor vehicles like high-lows or forklifts. With all this movement, it is absolutely essential to ensure every one is as visible as possible. Shipping vests will help to keep everyone easy to see, even when shipments are coming in or out in the evening or night when there is less light. In addition to the safety vests, this area could benefit from reflective floor tape that identifies where people should be operating at any time. Separating shipping areas from receiving areas, for example, can be very helpful.
Inside Powered Industrial Vehicles- Anytime someone will be using any type of powered industrial vehicle, it is important that they put on a safety vest before setting foot in the vehicle. Since the vehicle’s cabin will be obstructed by the door and other parts of the vehicle, it is important to do all you can to help keep the driver as easy to see as possible. The biggest benefits will come from when the vehicle is actually not in motion for a time. Whether this is just before the driver starts moving, or when they are stopped for a moment to perform another activity. People on the ground around a moving vehicle know that they need to be careful. When the vehicle is not moving, however, they might think they can safely walk closely around it.
Plant Visitors- There are many times when a facility has people walking through on tours or to perform inspections. This is especially common with potential new customers, who want to see where their products might be made. While plant visitors will always be accompanied by a facility employee, they are still at a higher risk than the average person. This is because they don’t know the way the facility normally operates, so they might not know what types of hazards to look out for. They might not, for example, know what the different facility safety signs mean, so they may walk in an area that could expose them to some risk. Having them wear a safety vest will help to ensure that the employees can see them when going through their normal daily tasks. In addition, requiring them to wear these vests will help to show them just how seriously your facility takes safety, which is always a good thing whether it is an inspector, a potential customer, or someone else.
Inside Oil and Gas Factory- Oil and Gas industry workers risk exposure to fire-related hazards. The safety vest is flame-resistant clothing and particularly protects against fires and arc flash hazards. These vests are designed to self- extinguish when ignited, for example, if the garment catches fire, it will put itself out. This prevents further damage and injury.