WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP

A workshop is a place where engineering activities are carried out.

WORKSHOP SAFETY RULES AND REGULATIONS

WORKSHOP ACCIDENT

Workshop accident is an unforeseen/unexpected occurrence that way cause injury or pain on the personnel, wastage of materials and damage of tools and equipment.

CAUSES OF WORKSHOP ACCIDENT

  1. Ignorance
  2. Carelessness
  3. Fatigue
  4. Horse play
  5. Slippery floor
  6. Lack of safety devices
  7. Lack of maintenance
  8. Poor storage.

TYPES OF WORKSHOP ACCIENTS

  1. Injury
  2. Fire outbreak
  3. Fainting
  4. Slipping and falling
  5. Burns
  6. Electrocution

WORKSHOP SAFETY

Workshop safety is the prevention of accident occurrence in the workshop.

WORKSHOP SAFETY DEVICES

Safety devices are tools and equipment used to prevent accidents and harm to a person in a workshop. There devices includes:

  1. Overall
  2. Safety boots
  3. Helmet
  4. Eye goggles
  5. Nose mask
  6. Hand gloves
  7. Safety belt
  8. Ear plug/pads
  9. Five extinguisher
  10. Sand bucket
  11. Fire blanket
  12. Fire alarm
  13. Ventilator and fan.

WORKSHOP SAFETY RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. Do not wear flowing clothing and adornments such as wrist watch, necklace, tie and loose sleeve, etc.
  2. Do not play rough (horse play) in the workshop
  3. Machines and tools should be maintained before and after use.
  4. The workshop floor should not be slippery
  5. Machines must be switched off when not in use.
  6. Proper training must be given before operating any machine and tool.
  7. Report any fault to the technician
  8. Adequate lighting must be supplied to the workshop
  9. Use proper and right tools for each job at hand.

 

ACCIDENT PREVENTION TECHNIQUES

Accident prevention techniques are methods that should be employed in the workshop to prevent accidents. These are:

  1. Maintenance
  2. Wear safety kits
  3. Training
  4. Good storage
  5. Adequate cleanness

WORKSHOP FIRE ACCIDENT

Fire is a flame, light, heat and sometimes smoke which results from burning or combustion of fuel.

Merits of fire

Fire is used for combustion, heating, lighting, protection, etc.

Demerits of fire

It is destructive to life and properties when it occurs unexpectedly

Types of fire

Fire accidents are classified into three (3) categories

  1. Chemical fire: This is a fire that results from ignition of inflammable materials such as petrol, diesel, kerosine etc. the exposure of naked light to these materials results in destructive five or an inferno.
  2. Electrical fire: This is a fire caused by over voltage or electrical surge in electronics and electrical appliances.
  3. Wood, Paper and Cloth fire: These are solid fuel which are easily set on fire when ignited.

 

Evaluation

  • What is workshop
  • List five causes of workshop accident
  • List 5 types of workshop accidents
  • Mention eight workshop safety devices

Mention five accident prevention techniques

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