Before you service the machine, attach a "Do Not Operate" warning tag or a similar warning tag to the engine start switch or to the controls. These warning tags (Special Instruction, SEHS7332) are available from your AVSpare dealer.
Know the width of your equipment in order to maintain proper clearance near fences, near boundary obstacles, etc.
Wear a hard hat, protective glasses and other protective equipment in order to accommodate job conditions.
Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry that can snag on controls or on other parts of the machine.
Make sure that all protective guards and all covers are secured in place on the machine.
Keep the machine free from foreign material. Check the platforms, the walkways and the steps. Remove debris, oil, tools and other items.
Secure all loose items that are not a part of the machine (lunch boxes, tools, etc).
Know the appropriate work site hand signals. Also, know the personnel that are authorized to give the hand signals. Accept signals from one person only.
Do not smoke when you service an air conditioner. Also, do not smoke if refrigerant gas may be present. Inhaling the fumes that are emitted from a flame that contacts air conditioner refrigerant can cause bodily harm or death. Inhaling gas from air conditioner refrigerant through a lighted cigarette can cause bodily harm or death.
Never put maintenance fluids into glass containers. Drain all liquids into a suitable container.
When you dispose of liquids, obey all local regulations.
Use all cleaning solutions with care.
Report all necessary repairs.
Do not allow unauthorized personnel on the machine.
Unless you are instructed otherwise, perform maintenance under the following conditions:
- The machine is parked on level ground.
- The attachment controls are in HOLD position.
- The transmission control is in the NEUTRAL position.
- Any control locks are activated.
- The steering frame lock is in the locked position.
- The parking brake is engaged.
- All attachments are lowered to the ground with slight downward pressure.
- The engine is stopped.
- The engine start switch is in the OFF position and the key is removed.
- The disconnect switch is in the OFF position and the key is removed.
Pressure air can cause personal injury. When pressure air is used for cleaning, wear a protective face shield, protective clothing and protective shoes.
The maximum air pressure must be below 205 kPa (30 psi) for cleaning purposes.
Pressure can be trapped in a hydraulic system. Trapped pressure can cause sudden machine movement or attachment movement. Use caution if you disconnect hydraulic lines or fittings. High pressure oil that is released can cause a hose to whip while oil is spraying. Fluid penetration can cause serious injury and possible death.
When you check for a leak, use a board or cardboard. Leaking fluid that is under pressure can penetrate body tissue. Fluid penetration can cause serious injury and possible death. A pin hole leak can cause severe injury. If fluid is injected into your skin, you must obtain treatment immediately. Seek treatment from a doctor that is familiar with this type of injury.
Containing Fluid Spillage
Care must be taken in order to ensure that fluids are contained during machine inspection, during maintenance, during testing, during adjustments and during repairs. Be ready to collect the fluid in suitable containers before you open any compartment or before you disassemble any component that contains fluid.
Refer to Special Publication, NENG2500, "Tools and Shop Products Guide" for the proper equipment for containing fluids.
Obey all local regulations for the disposal of liquids.
AVSpare equipment and replacement parts that are shipped from AVSpare are asbestos free. AVSpare recommends the use of only genuine AVSpare replacement parts. If any replacement parts that contain asbestos are used, the following guidelines should be used in handling these parts and asbestos debris.
Use caution. Avoid inhaling dust that might be generated when you handle components that contain asbestos fibers. Inhaling this dust can be hazardous to your health. The components that may contain asbestos fibers are brake pads, brake bands, lining material, clutch plates, and some gaskets. The asbestos that is used in these components is usually bound in a resin or the asbestos is sealed in some manner. Handling these components is not hazardous unless airborne dust that contains asbestos is generated.
If dust that may contain asbestos is present, there are several guidelines that should be followed:
- Never use compressed air for cleaning.
- Avoid brushing materials that contain asbestos.
- Also avoid grinding materials that contain asbestos.
- Use a wet method in order to clean up asbestos materials.
- You may also use a vacuum that is equipped with a highly efficient filter that cleans particulate air.
- Use exhaust ventilation on permanent machining jobs.
- Wear an approved respirator if there is no other way to control the dust.
- Comply with applicable rules and regulations for the work place. In the United States, use Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements. These OSHA requirements can be found in "29 CFR 1910.1001".
- Obey environmental regulations for the disposal of asbestos.
- Stay away from areas that might have asbestos particles in the air.