Safety for Mechanical Work

Provided by: ToolingU

The class “Safety for Mechanical Work” provides a comprehensive overview of the safety hazards associated with working on any mechanical system, including the possibility for falls, fires, electrocution, or crushing injuries when entering a machine. In addition, contact with certain machine fluids can cause skin and eye irritation. Many machines require machine guards because the operator works in close proximity with the point of operation and moving components. Injuries often occur when operators start machines without knowing that someone is performing maintenance. After taking the class, a user should be able to demonstrate awareness of and follow proper safety protocols while working on machines. Being aware of potential safety hazards reduces an operator's risk of injury. The key to safely maintaining machines is to perform proper lockout/tagout procedures, follow established safety guidelines, and maintain a well-organized, safe work environment.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the importance of safety when performing maintenance duties
  • Explain how lockout/tagout keeps employees safe during maintenance
  • Explain how safety blocking prevents movement of machine components
  • Describe how to minimize potential hazards prior to, during, and after performing maintenance
  • Describe the types of PPE used for eye and ear protection
  • Describe the types of PPE used for hand and foot protection
  • Describe the proper handling and storage of maintenance hand tools
  • Explain how to safely store equipment and maintain PPE
  • Describe how to safely use ladders and scaffolds
  • Describe methods for safely lifting and moving an object
  • Describe how to safely use and maintain forklifts and PITs
  • Describe how to safely use and maintain cranes.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for mechanical/electrical/plumbing maintenance technicians.

Course ID







Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Effectiveness, Safety Practices, Safety for Mechanical Systems

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

2.5 hrs



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