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                        Reducing risk with safety labels

                        Reducing risk with safety labels

                        Safety labels are everywhere, and for good reason.

                        They play a critical role in bringing attention to the hazards and risks that are present on and around machinery. At Plant Assessor, we strongly believe in the importance of safety labels, particularly when it comes to machinery compliance and keeping people safe. Here are some of the top reasons we believe safety labels are a critical part of reducing risks.

                         

                        Safety labels are an effective way to reduce risk and meet compliance obligations

                        If there is a hazard present on your plant, it is vitally important, and a legal obligation, that you treat the risk. According to the hierarchy of control, the first options for treating risks include eliminating, substituting or engineering out the issue. If that can’t happen, then administrative controls should be implemented. Administrative controls can include the use of safety labels to highlight and communicate the hazard to staff and visitors to your site. Using a safety label on a piece of machinery that presents a risk to your people can reduce the likelihood of risk and harm. To find out more about the hierarchy of controls, head to our article Hierarchy of control explained.

                         

                        They clearly communicate potential risks and hazards

                        Safety labels have a fantastic ability to communicate hazards and risks in a clear and easy to understand way. They are almost universally understandable. The large text that is often featured on safety labels is easy to read and can be seen from long distances, providing ample warning about the hazards ahead. The accompanying graphics on safety labels can clearly depict what could happen if the risk is not taken seriously. For this reason, safety labels can be understood by many, regardless of any language or literary barriers that may exist among the people on your site.

                         

                        Safety labels keep people safe

                        The ultimate aim of safety labels is to keep people safe. By using safety labels to identify and communicate potential dangers to other people, it can reduce risk, and consequently, the potential for injury or even fatality on your site. We all have the mutual goal of preventing these types of catastrophic incidents, and using safety labels on all your machinery and hazardous areas on your site can go a long way to achieving this.

                         

                        Why use Plant Assessor safety labels?

                        At Plant Assessor, we strongly believe that safety labels reduce injuries and can save lives. That’s why we’ve developed our own range; to reduce the risks and dangers associated with machinery in a thorough, consistent and thoughtful way.

                        Plant Assessor has a range of more than 150 safety labels that are used to draw attention to machinery hazards and communicate the risks and the level of danger to operators, staff and visitors to your site. Our labels have been designed in-house to reflect Australian and international standards and meet the requirements of each machine, right down to the type, make and model. Even the size, and wording and colour used on each of Plant Assessor’s labels is based on these standards, so you know they will meet your machinery compliance needs.

                        Plant Assessor’s safety labels also provide you with additional information relevant to your machinery and the risk or hazard that may be present. Our safety labels feature a risk rating based on the likelihood and consequences of each risk to better communicate with operators the potential risk or danger the hazard may pose. You’ll also know exactly where to place your safety label, with positioning information provided to you as well. We’re not just selling stickers; we’re giving you, your staff, your operators and your contractors as much information about the risk as possible to reduce the possibility of injury or fatality on your site.

                        You can select individual labels or label kits for a variety of machine types or even purchase labels recommended for the machines already onboarded to your Plant Assessor account. The labels are high quality and durable, making them ideal for communicating hazards to your staff in the rugged environments you and your machinery work in. Visit our label store for more information.

                         

                        Plant Assessor can help with machinery compliance

                        If your machinery needs a bit more than a few safety labels to get it up to scratch with compliance, get Plant Assessor! An easy to use machinery compliance software, Plant Assessor can help you meet machinery compliance, keep people safe and improve efficiency on site. It will help you to manage maintenance and servicing of your plant, safely store your documents in a digital library and conduct digital risk assessments and pre starts, all while ensuring your machinery is compliant with the latest Australian legislation, standards and regulations. Give the team a call on 1300 728 852 or send an email to info@assessor.com.au to find out more about how Plant Assessor can help you maintain machinery compliance.

                         

                        Disclaimer: This information is intended to provide general information on the subject matter. This is not intended as legal or expert advice for your specific situation. You should seek professional advice before acting or relying on the content of this information.

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