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Safety Precautions When Operating a Baler or a Compactor

News & Updates Safety Precautions When Operating a Baler or a Compactor

Posted On: December 20th, 2019

At Waste Equipment Rentals & Sales, we strive to provide the best baler and compactor equipment to suit the needs of your company. After installation our service technicians can also provide safety training to all employees that will be operating the baler or compactor. Additionally, here are some tips to prevent injury when operating compactors and balers:

  • Regular inspections of the baler or compactor prior to operation to ensure it is functioning correctly.

  • Safety guards, gates, and screens on the baler or compactor are working properly.

  • All employees are trained to operate the unit safely.

  • Never climb inside the machine or insert a limb to try to resolve a problem with jammed or stuck materials.

  • If the machine has been tagged or marked that it needs repair, do not operate it.

  • Never attempt to fix a broken machine yourself, unless you have been trained and certified to perform maintenance and repairs on your compactors.

  • Wear safety equipment as needed including gloves, goggles, ear plugs, and hard hats when working around, operating, and using waste balers and compactors.

  • Always leave the machine in the “off” position whenever it is not in use.

By adhering to the above safety guidelines, along with the manufacturer’s safety recommendations, you can help reduce the risks of potential accidents at your business. For more safety tips or to learn about balers and compactors for your business, give us a call today at (833) 233-9377!

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