Pedestal Drill Guards

When you are using pedestal drill guards, safety should be your main concern. There are certain measures that need to be taken whenever you are working with this type of machinery and these measures are especially important when you are hiring others to work on this machinery for you. While many of these measures are required to correspond to OSHA safety regulations, others are simply necessary when working in an environment with heavy, and sometimes dangerous, machinery.

Some of the measures that you will need to ensure are taken include:

  • Ensuring your pedestal drill guards are fitted
  • Ensuring your pedestal drill guards are in place
  • Ensuring you wear the right protective clothing
  • Ensuring you do not wear loose clothing

Ensuring your Pedestal Drill Guards are Fitted

This is a very important safety measure, especially when your guard is not fitted to your drill with the use of screws. If you have fitted your guard to the drill using a magnetic feature, you will need to ensure that it does not shift out of place while it is being used or it could cause an injury.

Ensuring your Pedestal Drill Guards are in Place

Pedestal guards can shift while they are in use and you need to make sure that yours is in the correct position before you begin operating the drill. The guard should not hinder you from your work but it should also be in the appropriate position to protect you from materials that could cause physical damage when flung from the drill. These guards will also protect you in the event that a piece of your clothing or hair finds its way too close to the drill as the guard will stop it from getting caught in the drill mechanism.

Wearing the Right Protective Clothing

Whether you have a drill guard or not, you should always wear protective clothing when working with a drill. This type of clothing includes goggles and gloves and they will protect your face and skin from the dangerous materials that you will be working with in the workshop.

Do not Wear Loose Clothing

Loose clothing and hair can easily get caught up in a drill and this could cause extensive physical damage if you are pulled toward the mechanism. Although drill guards are manufactured to prevent this from happening, you can never be too careful when working in this type of environment and this is why it is so important to ensure that you do not expose yourself to unnecessary dangers by wearing items that could get caught up in the drill. If you have long hair, make sure that you tie it back or wear a cap that will ensure it does not fall into the mechanism. It is also a good idea to avoid wearing any types of jewelry that might fall into the mechanism and cause damage to the drill or you.   

Protective clothing and the appropriate protective gear will ensure that your work in a workshop goes uninterrupted by injury. If you take the appropriate measures to ensure that you are safe, you won’t have to worry about taking time off to heal your injuries or pay an employee for injuries cause within your workshop.



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