13. Protection and safety gear

13.1 Personal safety gear

Appropriate protective gear should be used depending on the task at
hand. For personnel outside the office, protective footwear, work
wear, helmets and safety eyewear are the standard equipment. The
personal protective gear must be clean and in good condition. Loose
clothing, necklaces and rings can get caught in equipment and
should not be used.

Other protective gear shall also be used when the nature of the work
makes it necessary and/or mandatory. Safety Data Sheet for
chemical products provides information about the necessary
protective gear to be used. Dirty clothes may not be worn in living
rooms or rooms where you eat. Your clothes must be stored in the
changing room if applicable.

Ear protection
Use hearing protection equipment when working in a noisy
environment. The right choice of hearing protection and its use is
crucial for how good the protection will be.
ATTENTION! Read the label!

Eyewear protection
Use welding screens or eyewear protection when welding or doing
similar tasks. Always wear safety goggles when there is a risk of
getting foreign objects or dust in the eyes.
-Keywords: Grinding, rust scraping, drilling, cutting, brushing,
use of impact tools, scraping, dusty work, acetylene welding.

Approved helmet with chin strap shall always be used.

Safety footwear
Use safety footwear. Make sure the sole is not worn out so that the
grip has become deteriorated and make sure that the toe hat is not

ATTENTION! All types of wooden clogs/slippers are forbidden.

Work wear
The company's work clothes shall be used, and they must be
adapted to the nature of the work (flame protective, chemical
resistant etc.). They should also be clearly visible (minimum Cl. 2) to

Hand protection
Use hand protection as much as possible. Keep in mind that these
can be replaced.

When handling hazardous substances or liquids, wear gloves that are
approved for this. ATTENTION! READ THE MSDS!

Other safety gear
Special protective gear such as safety belts, support belts, fall
protection, respiratory protection and other special equipment
should be used when it is necessary for the task. Be sure you have
appropriate training/certificate for the use of the safety gear.

ATTENTION! Hot water, steam or pressurized air should not be used
for cleaning work wear, boots or footwear until you have taken it off.

13.2 Fire extinguisher equipment

Fire extinguisher
Fire extinguishers are placed in the upper/under carriage of all
cranes and vehicles, as well as on the depots (find out where they
are located). The fire extinguisher must be marked with period of

Instruction manuals are attached to the container. The fire
extinguisher equipment shall not be removed unless in case of a fire.

To ensure that fire protection equipment is always available, it is
forbidden to store anything in front of this, or otherwise prevent the
access to the fire protection equipment.

If the fire extinguish equipment has been used or the seal has been
broken for any reason, this should be reported immediately to the
maintenance manager. This ensures that the equipment is refilled or

When transporting dangerous goods
There must be ADR equipment available when transporting
dangerous goods.

Upon arrival at the client
Upon arrival at the assignment, familiarize yourself with the type of
fire extinguish equipment at the workplace.

13.3 Emergency equipment

Locate the emergency equipment upon arrival at a site.
Some companies have mandatory security courses that must be
completed before the assignment can be performed, including the
location and type of the emergency equipment.

First aid equipment is available in all cranes and vehicles.

13.4 Questions about safety

Employee obligations
The employee shall follow the procedures that apply to the work to
be performed. If the employee is aware of faults or deficiencies that
may pose a danger to life or health and they themselves cannot
correct the errors, they shall immediately inform the supervisor or
HSE coordinator. If necessary, notify other workers and safety

Stop work
An employee who believes that work cannot continue without
endangering life or health shall stop it.

Notification shall be given immediately to the supervisor.
If the safety supervisor considers that there is an immediate danger
to the employee's life and health and the danger cannot be
immediately averted, then work must be stopped until the manager
has solved the problem.

How safety issues should be dealt with
It is a key principle that safety issues should be solved at the lowest
level possible. The sketch on the next page shows in rough terms
how to solve such issues.

The role of the safety representative
The safety representative represents the employees in health,
environmental and safety matters and shall take care of their
interests in matters relating to the working environment.

The safety representative has supervisory and control functions
regarding compliance with laws and other health, environmental and
safety requirements, and that the work is planned, organized and
implemented in the company.

The safety representative participates in safety rounds and is a
permanent member of the Safety Committee, where available.