unsafe. They should be instructed not to attempt
Figure 4-10 lists many factors the supervisor
repairs on the equipment, but to report unsafe
must consider when discharging his or her
equipment to the supervisor.
responsibilities as a supervisor. Using it as a guide
will not eliminate all accidents, but it will keep
MethodsPersonnel must be trained in the
them down to a minimum.
proper methods of operating equipment before
The materials-handling crew must always be
informed of their responsibilities in regard to
SUPERVISORY MATERIALS-HANDLING GUIDE
1. Tell and demonstrate how to work safely.
2. Never permit personnel to stand or work under suspended loads.
3. Never permit items to be thrown from elevated places to the ground.
4. Never allow any loads to be handled that are greater than the rated capacity
of the equipment.
5. Tell and demonstrate how to grip slings and bridles.
6. See that personnel stand out of the bight and clear of the throw of the
block and hook when using a bull line to move cargo.
7. Show personnel how to break down or build piles of slingloads and safely
break out and stow cargo.
8. Show your crew how to lift properly.
9. See that your crew does not enter dark places (holds, decks, or
compartments) without a light.
10. Discourage personnel from wearing rings, jewelry, or loose clothing.
11. Make sure all personnel wear safety shoes and helmets while handling
12. Do not permit the use of ladders in the square of the hatch when the hoist
13. Make sure all personnel are alert. Have personnel take occasional breaks.
14. Know what to do in case of injuries.
15. Know the location of fire-fighting equipment.
16. Know how to remove personnel quickly from the hold should a fire
develop or they require medical attention.
17. Constantly observe your crew and make sure they work in a safe manner.
18. Do not block passageways without the approval of the responsible
Figure 4-10.Guide for supervising materials-handling crew.