Quick Tip of the Month
Unsafe conditions & environmental causes
Inadequate guarding or unguarded conveyors are a crucial
safety breach that can be minimized with good training
and employee awareness. Always have adequate conveyor
guarding in every situation. You want
to avoid fines and the potential injuries that can result
by unsafe conditions.
Defective conveyor equipment is unproductive and dangerous.
When conveyors are not running at correct
speeds, belt tensions, or in other ways, accidents can result.
Your people should be trained to avoid these
situations, and to report any malfunctioning conveying equipment
as soon as they’re aware of it.
Any facility that utilizes conveyors should work to train
everyone involved in safe operations. This should
include frequent updates and refresher classes. Training
and process are probably the single most
important aspect of conveyor safety. Everyone involved in
a conveyor - using facility can be responsible for
safety. Preventing unsafe acts should be part of your culture.
Conveyor Safety Rules
- Don’t perform service on conveyor until motor disconnect
is Locked Out.
- Service conveyor with only authorized maintenance
clothing, fingers, hair, and other parts of the body
away from conveyor.
- Don’t climb, step, sit or ride on
conveyor at any time.
load conveyor outside of the design limits.
remove or alter conveyor guards or safety divides.
location and function of all stop/start controls.
all stopping/starting control devices free from obstruct
- All personnel must be clear of conveyor before starting.
conveyor with trained personnel only.
- Keep area around
conveyors clear of obstructions.
- Report all
unsafe practices to your supervisor.
Get Employees Involved
Establishing safety committees and inspection committees
is one way to involve your people in issues involving their
own safety. It helps both you and them to understand what
issues may exist in the facility, and where people could
be injured. Safety committees can frequently a nd comprehensively
advise, evaluate, and investigate your material handling
processes. The key for management is to get involved and
ensure the committees meet, that they stay on - focus, and
that standards are set.
Did You Know...
We understand the need for support. A few
minutes of downtime can relate to
lost opportunities and significant financial losses. Babush Material Handling Systems, Inc. can provide emergency breakdown assistance and
Ensure longer life of your equipment
Prevents costly downtime
due to equipment failure
Prevents costly service calls
by establishing a regular preventative
Assurance that trained material handling
professionals are handling your
Babush understands material handling
has been tested and proven in a wide variety of sortation
manufacturing to distribution. ProLogix’s main purpose
is to sort product to the correct sortation
lane as well as to ensure consistent monitoring and optimal
performance of the equipment.
ProLogix is designed to provide consistent quality performance
for all Hytrol sortation solutions.
- Easy Setup and Calibration of Sorter
- Confirms proper Gaps between Products
- Interfaces with Scanner or Host Computer
- Dependable Tracking and Delivery of Product
- Divert Confirmation and Host Notification
- Full Lane and Lane Jam Detection
- Interactive Screens to support Maintenance Personnel
- Built in Diagnostics to Minimize Downtime
- Remote Assistance via Modem
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