- Every Palamatic handling operator is responsible for ensuring that the equipment is only operated in a safe condition and in a safe manner and that he/she has been duly authorised and trained in the safe operation of the machine.
- It is the duty of each operator to immediately report any changes occurring on the handler which may affect its operation.
- The cleanliness and tidiness of the work area must be ensured through appropriate instructions, routine inspections and cleaning.
- Work on or alteration of this equipment, which detrimentally affects the safety of the air suction system, is strictly prohibited.
- All guards must be kept in place and in working condition.
- Parts or components of this equipment, which form part of the safety protection, must not be removed, dismantled, altered, disabled or relocated.
- All safety devices must be checked at regular intervals for perfect operation.
- The operator must have thorough knowledge of the controls and their function before attempting any operation.
- Compressed air is extremely forceful – if dead ended against the skin, this can lead to air entering the body, resulting in soft tissue damage or an embolism (air bubble in the bloodstream). Compressed air can also rupture internal organs if introduced to a body cavity, such as a nostril or ear.