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Important Safety Measures That Farmers Should Keep in Mind During Wheat Threshing?

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29 March 2024, New Delhi: During wheat threshing operations, farmers should prioritize their safety by keeping the following measures in mind:

1.    Familiarize Yourself with Machinery: Ensure that you are well acquainted with the thresher and its operating manual before use. Understand its components, functions, and safety features.

2.    Wear Appropriate Clothing: Use protective clothing such as gloves, goggles, and sturdy footwear to safeguard yourself from potential hazards like sharp debris and flying particles.

3.    Clear the Area: Before starting the thresher, remove any obstacles, debris, or loose objects from the surrounding area to prevent accidents or damage to the machine.

4.    Maintain Proper Distance: Maintain a safe distance from the thresher while it is in operation. Avoid reaching into the machine or attempting to dislodge blockages while it is running.

5.    Shut off Power: Prior to performing any maintenance or adjustments, switch off the thresher and disconnect the power source to eliminate the risk of accidental activation.

6.    Regular Maintenance: Conduct routine maintenance checks to ensure that the thresher is in optimal working condition. Inspect belts, guards, and moving parts regularly and address any issues promptly.

7.    Provide Adequate Lighting: Ensure proper illumination in the working area, especially during low-light conditions, to enhance visibility and reduce the risk of accidents.

8.    Avoid Distractions: Concentrate solely on the task at hand and avoid distractions such as phone calls or conversations that may divert your attention from operating the thresher safely.

9.    Train and Educate Workers: If working with a team, provide proper training to all workers involved in wheat threshing operations. Educate them about safety procedures, potential risks, and emergency protocols.

10.Emergency Preparedness: Keep a fully charged mobile phone within reach and have a clear communication plan in case of emergencies. Share your location and contact details with someone who can provide assistance if needed.

Remember, prioritizing safety is crucial during agricultural operations. By adhering to these measures and exercising caution, farmers can minimize the risk of accidents and ensure a safe working environment.

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