For the safety of employees working above the plant floor, the Krasny Kotelshchik, which is part of Power Machines, has implemented a modern safety system - Russia's first mobile anchoring installation.
Because of its unified design, it does not need to be taken apart or adjusted in order to work at a new location. An overhead crane moves the equipment from one point of the shop to another. Because of this feature, it is not necessary to spend time on readjustment, an advantage which, of course, positively affects the production process. Three specialists can use this equipment at the same time. The length of the safety rope system is 12 m., and the height is 7.5 m. These dimensions are essential for Krasny Kotelshchik, where the average height of a workpiece can reach 5 m. Under such conditions, the workers must be guaranteed maximum safety.
- How does this system work? Its principle of operation is similar to an automobile seat belt's. The worker puts on the safety harness and fastens the rope of the locking device to himself and then begins to work, freely moving along the length and height of the workpiece. "If the worker accidentally slips and slides downward, the device instantaneously locks and prevents a fall", comments TBP's Denis Grabovskiy, head of the Division of Occupational, Industrial, and Ecological Safety.
To date, training personnel in the use of the new safety equipment and testing it have been successfully completed. The mobile anchoring installation has been put into commercial operation.
than 2,500 people work at the Krasny Kotelshchik. All
necessary steps are taken to provide employees with a safe work place. The plant regularly introduces the newest
practices and adopts targeted programmes, the financing for which continues to
grow from year to year.