Ensure Staff / Contractor undertake a visual inspection of the machine prior to each operation in
* Check for oil leaks and damage
* Check chisel/pick is suitable for task
* Check hoses and connectors for damage
Ensure the following PPE is available and worn where applicable:
* Safety Vest
* Safety boots
* Hard hat
* Safety glasses.
* Hearing protection
• Let the machine do the work; do not press too
hard. The vibration-reducing handle must
absolutely not be pressed all the way down to the
• For pneumatic breakers with vibration-reducing
handles: The feed force should be adapted so that
the handles are pressed down 'half way'. The best
vibration damping and breaking effect is achieved
at this position.
Stand in a stable position with your feet well away from the inserted tool.
Press the machine against the working surface before you start.
Start collaring at such a distance from the edge that the machine is capable of breaking the material without levering.
Never try to break off too large pieces. Adjust the breaking distance (A) so that the inserted tool does not get stuck.
Avoid working in extremely hard materials for example granite and reinforcing iron (re-bar) which would cause substantial vibrations.
Any form of idling, operating without insertion tool or operating with an uplifted machine must be avoided.
When the machine is lifted, the start and stop device must not be activated.
Check regularly that the machine is well lubricated.