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The Importance of Safety and Cleanliness

By Chad McPhee, Operations Manager APG Australia

Leading civil, mining and construction equipment suppliers, APG understand the importance of safety measures and cleanliness in construction and operations. Crucial aspects are often overlooked, despite being fundamental to any successful business. Failing to prioritize safety and cleanliness not only puts workers at risk but also exposes PCBUs to potential losses and liability risks.

APG offers practical safety and cleanliness practice for onsite.

Conduct regular safety training sessions

Regularly educate the workforce on potential hazards and risks. This need not be formal or complicated, but it should encompass fundamental first-aid techniques and safety precautions. Thus, you can prevent catastrophes before they occur and cultivate a workforce that is well-informed and well-prepared.

Invest in quality safety equipment

Having the appropriate safety equipment is critical. It’s as important as having the right tools for the job. Investing in CleanSpace Personal Powered Respirators or VDEX Dust Extraction Attachments operators can prevent costly health issues and possible lawsuits.

Reduce environmental risk through cleanliness

Maintain a clean worksite by providing dust masks, personal powered respirators, and routine cleaning. According to Arizona University, employees working in clean conditions are 15-20% more productive, which directly translates to higher quality output, and profitability. Simply adding a cleaning kit and routine can make the difference for productivity and added profit. APG always recommended having a high pressure cleaner on hand to blast away any dirt, debris and dust as well as dust suppression canon like the powerful DT400 or BBW1000 DUST, a finalist in the HIRE23 Sydney Expo Excellence Awards for best new product.

Conduct equipment maintenance checks

Perform frequent equipment checks and training employees to identify when a tool or machine isn’t operating correctly. Schedule maintenance and repair as necessary to avoid accidents. Scheduling in will provide peace of mind and make equipment last longer.

Investing in safety and cleanliness practices is a significant asset for employees, demonstrating that workers are valued beyond the regular paycheck. APG advocates preparation and prevention, rather than desperation and repentance down the track.

For worksite cleaning equipment, dust suppression, or powered personal respirators, contact APG at sales@apgaustralia.com.au or 1300 763 100.


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