A pneumatic drill or the jackhammeris a combination of a hammer and a chisel. It operates by the internal hummer moving up and down, hitting the chisel against the wall that is getting demolished or rock being crushed. The force applied to the tool determines its effectiveness.
Handling any machinery calls for all safety precautions to keep the user safe—thesemotor-driven breakers are used on walls, rocks, slabs, etc. The up and downmovement of the hummer hitting against the chisel does pose several injuryrisks to the operator. To mitigate the possible risks, the operator needs totake precautions by observing the following;
Choose Correct Hammer
The market has three types of hammers; the electric hammer, Pneumatic hammer, and hydraulic hammer. Also, some are made for heavy operations, while others are for light duties. Using a light-duty hammer on a heavy job will spoil it or even cause injury to the operator. Evaluate the task complexity and choose what suits the job.
Read the Manual
Themanual contains instructions on how a product works. Globally, many machineryaccidents are preventable if the operators can understand the functionality ofmachinery. The safety precaution keeps the operator and the people around safe.Carelessness can cause harm to many. Manuals give knowledge on simplecare and maintenance and storage rules.
Asa machinery operator, protective gear is a must-have. Excessive noise can causeharm to the ears. Hence ear wear is highly recommended. Eyewear goes a long wayin protecting the eyes whenever loose particles fly in the air. Gloveskeep hands safe from blisters and scratches. The operator can preventrespiratory diseases by wearing a dust mask during operation.
Alltools need adequate storage to prolong their operation life and avoid preventableaccidents. Any electric device should be unplugged and kept faraway from children when not used. The operator should frequently check the cord for breakagesthat may cause short-circuiting or, worse, electrocution. Whenever a demolition hammer is faulty, seek an expert.
Avoid Hazardous Materials
Asbestos is a material that does cause respiratory discomfort when one gets exposed toasbestos poisoning. The patient experiences shortness of breath, dry cough andsneezing, chest pains, and tightness after asbestos poisoning. If not treatedcan cause severe respiratory complications. During demolition, such materials should be avoidedand call upon experts to handle the asbestos.
Electric Cord Care
Theelectric cord should be protected from direct heat that can burn the insulationor sharp objects that can cut the insulation, exposing the naked wires inside.The bare wires can cause damage to the equipment or cause injury to theoperator, such as burns or, worse, electrocution. When storing it away, foldthe cord in a circular motion avoiding bends that cause internal wire breakage.
Machineswere developed to assist us in completing heavy and tedious works fast andeasy. Correct handling them makes the job even quicker and more economical. Ifnot well handled, injuries end up causing permanent injuries, scars, or worseof it all, disabilities. Treating wounds is also very expensive. Regularmaintenance improves the functionality and serves for a long time.