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Belt Conveyor

Belt Conveyor

Belt conveyor is widely used to transfer the material from one location to another location. Number of accidents during maintenance activities with conveyor. Conveyors are hazardous when unprotected and unguarded . Preventive measures must be implemented in order that work on or near conveyors can be performed safely.




Hazards associated with conveyor belts :

1)Contact with rotating parts

2)  Fall of person

3)Falling of materials or objects

4)Fire

5)Electrocution

6)Slip / Trip / Fall injury

7)Strains / Sprains

8)Unauthorized operation

Do's


1) Follow permit to work on plant, machinery & other power driven equipment procedures

2)Follow LOTO (Lock out Tag out) procedures

3)Keep clothing fingers hair and other parts of body away from conveyor

4)Know the locations and function of all start / stop controls

5) Keep all the stopping and starting control devices free from obstruction

6)  All the personnel must be clear of conveyor before starting

7)  Conveyor should be operate by authorized person

8)  The entire length of conveyor should visible from the operating cabin, the operator shall visually check to make certain that persons are in clear zone before operating the conveyor.

9)  If the entire length of the conveyor is not visible from operating cabin, an audible warning shall be installed (alarm) to warn the persons before operating

10)  Moving machinery parts shall be guarded properly

11)  Wear tight clothes, insert while working near to the conveyor belts

12)  Trained operator list to be displayed

13)  Conveyors shall equipped with emergency stop devices / pull cord switches in the suitable location along with the conveyors


Don'ts :

1)   Don’t perform service on conveyor until power is off and the machinery or equipment blocked
against hazardous motion.

2)  Don’t climb, step, sit or ride on conveyors at any time

3)  Don’t load the conveyor outside of the design limits.

4)  Don’t remove or alter the conveyor guards or safety devices

5)  Pulleys of conveyors shall not be cleaned manually while the conveyor is in motion.

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