In our experiences on Scraping and Coating services in shipyard sector, we have always prioritized safety issues. Safety measures are exist for an important purpose and should never be neglected. We should never leave issues that does not always seem right or necessary to chance. The basic rule is that you are always exposed to the negative consequences of your actions that you take without necessary precautions.

The essential safety rules in Scraping and Coating operations are:

  1. Always carry your safety equipment with you and USE THEM.
  2. The safety equipment includes but not limited to helmets (chin belts when available), safety shoes (with steel edge), safety vest with visibility parts, safety glasses and safety gloves. Additional equipment are life jacket for on-sea operations, leg belts for pant cuffs, ear protectors and respiratory masks/filters when necessary.
  3. You should not use distractive devices such as radio or phones.
  4. Pay attention to safety and health instructions around working space.
  5. Do not walk under or near the lifts when loading.
  6. If you cannot see the lift or machine operators, they cannot see you either.
  7. Check the connection parts such as collars and fittings before working with silos and painting pumps and make necessary repairs if there are any cracks or broken parts.
  8. Sandblasting and air hoses should be checked manually and hoses that are softened or deformed should not be used.
  9. Legs, handrails and ladders on grid silos should be checked before working and work safety personnel should be notified if there are any problems.
  10. The connections of air, grid and paint hoses should be done properly and each joint part should be clamped.
  11. Safety harnesses appropriate for official standards should be used on high level operations on cherry pickers or lift buckets.
  12. Sand blasting or painting hoses should be anchored to lift buckets and cherry pickets when working on these platforms.
  13. Masks that are used for sand blasting should comply EN139 standards and their attachments should fit to TS EN 14594 standards.
  14. There should be at least one staff member near the silo while sand blasting and should never leave his position. This staff should follow the instructions given by the nozzling personnel.
  15. Nozzling personnel should check the environment while sand blasting and should not direct the nozzle towards a point he cannot see.
  16. Blockages in nozzles should not be intervened while there is air in the blasting and painting hoses. Pressured air should be released before handling the blockages.
  17. Blasting nozzles and painting hoses should be handled carefully!
  18. Painting pumps should be grounded against static electrical currents and external grounding equipment should be attached to a surface without any rust.
  19. In order to avoid possible chemical harms, work gloves that are fit to standards should be used while paint containers are being opened.
  20. No flaming objects or smoking near paint preparation sites.
  21. Empty paint containers should not be left unattended but should spared in identified places.