Bosch, a trusted partner of the building and construction industry, promotes proper practices in handling power tools and equipment.
In light of the National Construction Safety Month, the campaign focuses on the prevention of injuries and fatal accidents, which are caused by lack of knowledge in construction works and equipment operation. Here are some safety guidelines from Bosch:
Handle equipment properly with utmost care
Proper training on machine use must be given to operators. Equipment dealers provide such training and manuals to educate the user on proper handling, operation, maneuvering and safety. Wear hard hats, gloves, boots and other protective gear if needed.
Keep the work area crowd-free
Groundsmen, co-workers, observers and passers-by must stay away from the machine operating area. Provide warning signs to mark hazardous spots as well as ample space for people to walk safely around the work area.
Be aware of obstructions
Use signs, barrier tapes and other warning devices to indicate obstructions. If working in a small area, make sure to clear your workspace of anything that may affect the performance of your equipment.
Always focus on safety
Safety training courses must be conducted for employees. In case of emergencies, make sure all emergency contact numbers are easily accessible and administer first aid immediately if possible.
As Bosch continues to promulgate construction safety and prevention awareness to the public, the trusted industry brand has introduced new products including the Bosch GSH 11VC Demolition Hammer and the Skil Impact Drill 6610 to architects, industry professionals and end-users.
Bosch will also showcase its new Professional construction line, Skil power tools, measuring equipment, and Dremel kits in the upcoming Cebu Construction Show (CEBUCON) 2014 on June 6 to 9, 2014 at the SM City Cebu Trade Hall.