Many people take the beginning of a new year as an opportunity to better themselves. They make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, exercise more, or cut out unhealthy vices. You may have your own personal New Year’s resolutions lined up to build a better you, but don’t forget about your factory. Here are 5 things you should do this year to help make sure your factory is the best that it can be.
Manufacturing has a significant impact on the environment. But having a larger impact means that manufacturers can do more to help the environment. Individual businesses can make more of a difference than individual households when it comes to reducing environmental impact. Go green this year, and lower your business’ carbon footprint. Encourage workers to carpool, bike, or walk to work, and look for ways to reduce and recycle waste in your factory.
Regular maintenance is one of the most important things that you can do for your factory machinery. Maintenance can prevent unnecessary downtime and help ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible. Routine maintenance is a simple way to save money and extend the lifetime of your machinery.
Regular inspection goes hand in hand with regular maintenance. Taking the time to check machinery can prevent problems before they occur, and can help you find small issues before they become gargantuan, production-halting crises.
Make sure that all employees know proper safety protocol. But just knowing the safety rules isn’t enough. You must also make sure that workers are following proper safety protocol. Most accidents involving industrial machinery occur when workers neglect, forget, or get lax about safety standards.
Don’t prop a box fan in front of your servo when the fan goes out. Don’t use duct tape or solder as a quick fix for something that actually needs repair. And don’t try to save a few bucks by getting repairs from a buddy’s friend’s neighbor who is “pretty handy”. Repair your industrial machinery the right way as soon as a problem occurs.
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