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One of the biggest benefits of working with bespoke adhesive tape suppliers is the way in which you get to determine each and every key property of the adhesive in question.  One of which being safety, which is something which must be taken into account in accordance with the working environment.  In some instances, adhesives that are categorically hazardous to human health in multiple ways have to be used, though could still be used in a manner which is fundamentally safe.  In others, adhesives do not have to be in the least bit hazardous and are safe to use buy just about anyone.

But what remains the same in all instances is the way in which it is critically important to be aware of exactly what to do and how to act, should an accident occurred.  Even more importantly still, everyone across the entire workplace should be aware of the importance of the role they themselves play in preventing accidents in the first place.  Accidents involving industrial adhesives can be anything from insignificant to catastrophic.  Nevertheless, it’s the way those in the immediate vicinity act at the moment the accident occurs, which will determine the overall outcome.

So even for those who have been working with industrial adhesive products for some time, it is still worth occasionally revisiting a few important guidelines, with regard to handling and ideally preventing accidents.

1 – Mandatory Health and Safety Training

For example, a certain amount of health and safety training should be mandatory for each and every employee – even those who may not be necessarily working in direct contact with the adhesives themselves.  The reason being that even though they may not be handling or working with them, they may be present when an accident occurs involving one or more adhesive products.  For obvious reasons, health and safety training should include how and when to respond to these and all the kinds of accidents appropriately, with such knowledge being put to the test on occasion to make sure it is sound.  And as with all health and safety training across the board, it should be refreshed and updated on a regular basis, in order to keep it at the forefront of every employee’s mind.

2 – Familiarity With the Products

Under no circumstances should any member of the workforce by permitted to work with any adhesive product, without first being fully trained on its properties, potential hazards and so on.  The simple fact of the matter is that if the individual in question is not comprehensively familiar with the product, it is fundamentally impossible for them to handle it in accordance with all respective health and safety guidelines.  It is when assumptions are made with regard to the overall safety or usage of such products that accidents tend to occur.  And given the way in which the consequences can be so severe, it represents an unnecessary risk that really is not worth taking.

3 – Assigned Supervisors and Controllers

Every department in every workplace should have assigned controllers and supervisors, charged with the task of overseeing specific areas of health and safety.  They should include safe handling, use and storage of any custom adhesive products, which made in any way pose a risk to health and safety.  Such individuals do not necessarily have to be higher ranking members of staff, but rather those that can be trusted as responsible, reliable and likely to set a good example for others to follow.

4 – Raising the Alarm

It is critically important for those in the immediate vicinity to know exactly how to react, should they encounter or become aware of an accident involving an industrial adhesive.  This means knowing how to raise the alarm appropriately – who to alert, how to alert them and when exactly/how quickly they should be done.  The scale of the accident/incident will of course determine the extent to which the alarm is raised, but it is nonetheless of crucial importance for all employees to understand the fact that it is not always someone else’s responsibility to raise the alarm.

5 – Proceed Only As instructed

Last but not least, in accordance with the guidelines supplied with any bespoke adhesive product, there will be certain instructions and recommendations with regard to handling accidents.  Should an adhesive product find its way onto worker’s skin, into their eyes or perhaps even into their mouth, there will be very specific protocol to follow.  These guidelines will be issued by the manufacturer for a reason and should therefore be followed to the letter.  Simply making things up as you go along or assuming you know what’s best in the event of an accident can actually make things considerably worse than they already are.

 

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