If you work at a manufacturing unit or factory or even a warehouse where you need to handle a number of drums filled with heavy materials on a daily basis, then you must make it a point to ensure that you handle them with as much safety as is possible. Today, we will take a look at some of the do’s and don’ts while handling them. Go through the pointers given below to get a better idea about the same:
- Even when you have a forklift, it can still be potentially hazardous moving a drum. Hence, make it a point to purchase a drum dolly that specifically meets your requirements. What you can do is to ask the manufacturer or seller to provide you with a sample and try fitting your drums in it and seeing that it works properly for you or not.
- Other than purchasing equipments like piano trolley, you can also purchase drums that provide a comfortable grip and don’t slip while loading and unloading them. It is better to pay a few dollars more while buying the drums than paying medical expenses later on! Not to mention avoiding hazardous substance spillage from the drums.
- You can also make it a point to educate your employees/staff about how to handle various drum dollies and other equipments like pallet truck so as to avoid certain occupational hazard.
These are just some of the things that you need to consider while you handle drums using various materials handling equipment. Keep a close watch over this space for more information regarding similar topics.