Heavy Equipment Safety in mining industry Starts With A Daily Check List

Heavy equipment safety in Mining industry has become an important issue in the workplace. Operators who have been in the industry for decades still do a walk around to inspect their equipment before starting a day’s work. We have developed a nice feature for daily operator inspection and now daily operator inspection can be done in just five minutes. The operator who just jumps in without doing a check could be putting the machine, themselves and their work colleagues at risk.

A lot of operators have a check list they go through (generally a mental list) but sometimes when its mental list one can forget some steps. Usually checklist goes something like this.Check:

  • tires for wear, cracks and correct inflation, or,
  • tracks for any damage and for rocks caught in the mechanism, and
  • fluid levels such as water, fuel, engine oil, hydraulic oil, transmission oil,
  • windows for cracks and cleanliness,
  • blades, buckets or scoops for cracks, broken teeth and correct linkages,
  • inside cab for damage, cleanliness and the fire extinguisher.

  • If everything passes the walk around inspection, the operator then climbs into the cab and starts the engine. That is not the finish of the inspection. Once the machine has warmed up there is generally another walk around this time using their ears as well as their eyes. They are checking for:

  • air leaks in the system,
  • oil or water leaks,
  • exhaust problems, and back in the cab,
  • gauges for correct pressures.

  • It may sound time consuming yet to an experienced operator, the whole inspection is over within 5 minutes when does using our Operator Daily Inspection process.. Failing to perform the inspection could result in the equipment being out of service for a substantially longer period than just ten minutes. That five minutes is really an investment in protection – we just call it a heavy equipment safety and maintenance check.

    We have created a very special module in our app “Operator Daily Inspection Reporting” to address this.

    Our app takes you through the steps needed to perform a daily heavy equipment safety and maintenance check.Some things require checking all the time. There are other components that you may only need to check daily or every couple of days.

    Using our app you can be sure that you have not missed any step and check weekly report at the end of the week to get over all weekly statistics.


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