Improving Your Manufacturing Line Safety
If there’s one thing that is the utmost priority in your firm, it’s staff safety. This precludes the need to sell a product, the need to market yourself well, and the willingness to pay dividends to shareholders. If you could save even one fatality at your firm in exchange for disappointed shareholders, it’s not hard to see which one you would choose in an instant. But of course, a choice like that will never be offered to us in that form. It’s more about how you decide to make those structural decisions that lead to either event. Not only that, but you can have the best of both worlds. While it might seem like in some industries workers being in a dangerous position is fundamental to a competitive product and pricing structure, actually, that only shows the laziness and carelessness of the managers who implement a situation like that.
To that end, improving your manufacturing line safety could be essential to your needs. We would like to help you achieve this, to give you the best future chance of keeping injuries at zero each year.
Overly hot environments, warehouses with little ventilation, unreasonable working hours without a break, and inadequate safety gear not only heightens the chance of a safety issue – it almost renders inevitable. Your machinery, even if automated, must be overseen by someone with a keen eye. Machinery that must be continually cared for is also possible to cause problems over time, such as fires, and to that end, worker attention needs to be heightened. Some machinery must also be handled carefully by trained experts, but if your staff are tired, otherwise distracted or unable to render the concentration they need – life will be very hard for them. Ensure working conditions are much better than the legal requirement. You’ll see your safety problems reduced by a large factor.
Use Professional Services
Professional turnkey services can not only help you commit to your safety standards, but also optimizes your progress while doing so. From training staff, dedicating time to installing new machinery or helping you find out just what the most effective manufacturing line looks like to you, to also considering hygiene as an essential factor and bettering your productivity without encroaching on staff rights is all worth its weight in gold. This is where services such as ST&L, with over twenty years experience, could be custom-fit for your brand.
Safety > Productivity
Any manufacturing line must be well-optimized for productivity of course. But if the question is between producing one hundred more products a day or ensuring that your staff can adequately pay attention to each one, and care for their safety at the same time? That’s more important. A chef having to cook more meals than he can handle is liable to cut himself accidentally, even in rudimentary knife work. To this end, ensure your manufacturing safety always takes precedence over productivity, and there cannot be productivity without safety as a fundamental factor.
With these tips, your business is sure to have its priorities straight.