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    How to safely operate a ride-on floor sweeper


    How to safely operate a ride-on floor sweeper

    Ride-on floor sweepers can be used for a variety of floor cleaning operations, both indoors and outdoors. They are commonly used in industrial settings to clear dust and debris from the floor, maintaining a safe, clean floor area for workers and reducing the risk of accidents. Anyone operating a ride-on floor sweeper should receive full training in the use of the machine, and be confident using it before they are left to work unsupervised. The floor sweeper should be checked and well-maintained, and any operational issues or broken parts should be reported immediately to management; these should be fixed before any work continues.

    Top tips

    When operating a ride-on floor sweeper, it’s important to ensure that the floor area is clear; ask colleagues and other members of staff to move if necessary to avoid dust and debris affecting other people. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) should be provided for the floor sweeper operators, such as safety glasses or goggles to protect eyes from dust and debris. Face masks may also need to be worn when operating a floor sweeper in an industrial environment such as a warehouse.

    How to avoid accidents

    By following operating procedures and ensuring you are properly trained in how to operate the ride-on floor sweeper, you can reduce your risk of being involved in an accident at work. You should always ensure you are travelling at a slow speed and avoid cornering quickly, or making sharp turns – this could cause the floor sweeper to tip over and could cause a crush injury or broken bones. It could even lead to a fatality.

    Report accidents

    Accidents at work do happen, but by ensuring that staff are trained in how to use equipment and that procedures are in place for the safe use of machinery such as a floor sweeper, accidents can be avoided. If an accident does occur, it should be reported to management as soon as possible and recorded in your workplace accident book. If you think you could be eligible for compensation, you should contact a personal injury lawyer for advice and to see if your claim is viable – call Accident Advice Helpline today and we can discuss your claim in more detail.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    If you’ve been injured in an accident at work, whilst operating dangerous equipment, you could be eligible to claim for compensation. Call Accident Advice Helpline today to see if you could claim for work accident compensation.

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    Date Published: March 3, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Machinery accident claims

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