Working in a mining sector is a very impressive work. We all are familiar with the proverb, “All that glitters is not gold”. The mining industry may look very appealing, and people love to explore. However, it comes with life threatening risks and activities. Several of us read in newspapers about the fatal accidents occurring in different mines all around the world. We cannot know when our luck turns into bad luck and leaves us in the trap of death. Although nothing is in our hands, yet we can reduce the risks by taking precautionary measures.
Try these tips that can reduce mining accidents, risks and will help you to be safe.
- Be Careful All The Time:
When you step in the mining industry, you take the risk with you. To be safe, you must have the complete knowledge about all of the types of accidents which could occur and what can be the side effects. You have to be very careful in every step you take. Look out for yourself and your fellow workers as well. If you feel even a slight danger then don’t ignore it (considering it minor) as it may lead to a disaster.
- Take Proper Training:
Before entering the mine, you must have complete knowledge about your work. Not only this but information about the risks and the safety measures. Taking a proper training will help you in detecting the dangers beforehand and the counter activities to prevent the damage.
- Wear Safety Equipment:
Providing the safety equipment to the workers is solely the responsibility of the organization. In case if they have not provided you any, you must ask them or get your own. Never enter the mine without wearing your safety kit. The tools include helmets, goggles, gloves, safety boots and best hair clippers so that your hair won’t disturb you while working. You have heard or seen various accidents where the people are saved due to their safety kits.
- Do Proper Planning And Communicate:
Doing the dangerous tasks always require proper planning and training. You cannot just start working without proper plan and guidelines. Mining work requires proper dedication. An individual cannot do everything on his own. There must be communication between all the employees so that if there is any mishap or threat, the others can know immediately and take precautionary measures.
- Supervise The Team:
Numerous accidents and disasters can be prevented if you lead your team correctly. You must be strict for their safety and ensure that no one disobeys the order. Everyone must be informed beforehand and the supervisor must be aware of every step taken by the team members. Furthermore, no one must be allowed at a particular place other than the advised or assigned workers.
- Adopt Latest Safety Methods And Equipment:
When you are working in mine industry, you must be up-to-date according to the new safety guidelines and latest technologies. Various accidents happen because of the old methods and equipment. Due to this, several people suffer from severe injuries, and some even lost their lives in such incidents.
Documenting the safety guidelines and the possible risks and their prevention plan will help in making your mining career safer and trouble free.
These tips cannot stop the accidents occurring entirely. However, they can provide you a chance to safe yourself from the misfortunes.