Safety Tips for Using an Industrial Air CompressorCommercial or industrial air compressors come in a range of size and capacities, ranging from small 6 litre portables to larger truck mounted diesels or stationary models that run on 3 phase electricity. Whatever the type of air compressor you need to get the job done. Here are some straightforward safety tips we recommend to keep your or your personnel safe.
- First and foremost, make sure that the personnel using the equipment are adequately trained. They should read and understand the operator’s manual and be familiar with the equipment. They should also be to self-diagnose problems with the equipment, and be trained in what to do in an emergency.
- Second, and it should go without saying, that when operating an air compressor, it’s essential to use safety equipment, including full length workwear, safety boots, eye protection, hearing protection, gloves and masks. Personal safety is everyone’s responsibility.
- Thirdly, safety is a priority. Never, ever point the jet nozzle at people or animals or yourself, it’s extremely hazardous and you risk sustaining or causing serious injury. Safety breaches should be taken very seriously. They must always be reported, investigated properly with appropriate action taken.