Black Diamond Work Health and Safety Management
It's about everyones health
Helping you to ensure a safer workplace and healthier workforce is of the utmost importance to us. The well-being of any person coming into contact with our equipment is paramount. Therefore, we strive to identify and assess potential risk factors that could threaten the health of you and your employees. All of the products in this catalogue are designed to meet safety requirements.
Dress right from head to toe
You must wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times. This is what we strongly recommend, to help avoid injury:
- Safety helmet
- Hearing protection
- Safety glasses
- Protective high visibility clothing
- Respiratory protection
- Safety boots
- Any site-specific PPE as required
Be aware of all safety procedures
We ask that you start by obeying all instructions given. Never work under an unsupported roof or close to potential pinch point locations. Beware of the potential hazards of a loose roof and ribs, and scale down roof and ribs prior to bolting. It is important to bolt early in the mining process – as soon as is safely and practically possible.
Safe work procedures should incorporate inspection before the machine operates, and also through regular monitoring based upon mining conditions, safety and hazard management systems. Workers should be provided with safety information, instruction and training on transportation, installation, operational care and disposal of drilling tools.
The mining industry continues to demand even higher levels of safety and productivity. In order to meet these requirements, we work continuously to develop even safer products and to produce comprehensive manuals enabling for safer and effective use of our products.
Make a Risk Analysis before you start
Pay attention to safety when planning all of your work. Before you start, always take your time to go through all operations. Identify any potential risks and take appropriate measures to avoid them. If necessary, seek expert advice on how to help minimize risks. Finally, make sure that you have the right resources to perform all tasks in the safest manner possible.