What is Safe Working Load (SWL)

Safe Working Load

Safe working load is sometimes stated as the Normal Working Load (NWL). It is the maximum safe force that a piece of lifting equipment, lifting device or accessory can exert to lift, suspend, or lower a given mass without fear of breaking. In simple terms, safe working load of any lifting equipment or lifting accessories … Read more

Administrative Controls: Definition & Examples

Administrative Controls

What are Administrative Controls Administrative controls are one of the control measures which takes into consideration the training, procedure, policy, or shift designs that lessen the threat of a hazard to an individual. It is believed that administrative controls typically change the behavior of people rather than removing the actual hazard or providing personal protective equipment (PPE). … Read more

4 Primary Effects Of Road Accidents

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When we talk about effects of road accidents, it is very vast. It effect ranges from physical, emotional, social and economic effects for everyone involved. Drivers and passengers can suffer from minor cuts and bruises to broken limbs, whiplash, back and spinal injuries, paralysis and even death. Vehicles in road accidents are damaged and may … Read more

21 Very Important Road Signs And Their Meanings

Road Signs

What are Road Signs Road signs are drawings/ markings on board, slate, iron plate, etc., placed on the roads; these drawings has different meanings. The aim of using road signs is to guide drivers on how to use the road safely. It also help warn road users/drivers of impending danger on the road. Road signs … Read more

Warning Sign Meaning, Importance & Examples

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What is a Warning Sign A warning sign is a type of sign which indicates a potential hazard, danger, obstacle, or condition requiring special attention. Some of this signs indicates hazards on roads that may not be readily apparent to a driver. They are used to alert highway, street or road users to unexpected or dangerous conditions ahead … Read more

Engineering Controls: Definition and Examples

Engineering Controls

What is Engineering Controls Engineering controls are the type of controls that protect workers by removing hazardous conditions or by placing a barrier between the worker and the hazard. These controls focus on the source of the hazard, unlike other types of controls that generally focus on the employee exposed to the hazard. Engineering control … Read more

Mandatory Signs And Their Meanings

Mandatory Signs

What Are Mandatory Signs They are safety signs used to pass information on what is required in a particular area to stay safe, it is a subset of the regulatory signs. This sign can be used in the workplace, domestic building, on the road, etc. Read Also: 21 Important road signs you must understand For example:  … Read more

What Is A Riser Room?

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Riser Room It is a technical room (a control room) where the fire riser/sprinkler is set-up and controlled from. It is also said to be a room in a building where the fire pump and automatic sprinklers are located.  Read Also: What is a fire riser This room contains pipes, valves, gauges, etc, to control the … Read more

What Is A Fire Riser

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Fire riser is a component of the fire suppression system. It is a pipe connected to a pressurized water source which supplies water to the sprinkler system in the building. It is where the gauges, valves, and alarm devices are located. The fire risers typically have a waterflow switch that will activate the fire alarm system when … Read more