Fires are never expected to happen, but when they do, you better be prepared. Komatsu America recently put together a quick video that highlights a few easy ways to prevent fires from starting in your rolling construction equipment on the job site. Most fires can be prevented by conducting simple checks, so requiring periodic checks on your job site can not only save lives or injury, but save tons of time and money in the future.
Here are the tips that Komatsu suggests:
- Check for debris in the machine, especially bird’s nests. These are the number one causes for fires.
- Check to see if any hoses are rubbing against anything and make sure they’re not kinked
- Make sure fire extinguishers are fully charged and accessible.
It’s simple stuff, but many don’t follow these steps. Stay safe out there!
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