The strict implementation of the rules expressly specified and documented in the world standards in order to do the ongoing sandblasting and coating works in the safest and healthiest way possible for the employees is one of the primary business principles of our company. Accordingly; Buna göre;
Following the technical information necessary for the employee performing blasting application, the final connections of compressor, sandblasting and air chambers to be used during application are checked, and the connections are fixed to each other by means of safety clips. Later on, automatic sandblasting latch and unit (deadman’s handle), blasting clothes and helmet, abrasion-proof gloves and steel toe shoes are supplied for the worker. Then, after the air to be supplied to the blasting mask is purified by means of driers (after cooler) and separators, it is tested whether the mask air is fit for breathing. Air conditioning control units are connected to the masks depending on the weather conditions especially in hot climates, and thus the temperature of air breathed in by the worker is regulated according to the ambient temperature.
The blasting area is cleaned by sucking and blowing fans during application. The air containing dust and abrasive material residues thrown out by means of fans is filtered in water and its mixing with external environment is prevented. In these types of applications, we pay attention to not using environmentally hazardous abrasive materials and notably, we generally use garnet – a natural stone – for the applications. Utilization of this material more than once through recycling keeps the waste ratio at minimum level. The no-longer usable abrasive materials are repacked, taken to and stocked at waste dumping areas and/or places located the relevant units.
For the spraying [paint] and coating works as another application method, first of all, materials not suitable to inhale are detected and stored. The area to be used as storage is air-conditioned based on the safety data of materials and the air circulations is ensured across the area. Particularly, inflammable and explosives materials are stored in correct environment and the storage is ventilated. Our staff is informed by means of signs and/or markers during the use and handling of such materials. All the connectors and fittings are checked and tested prior to application. Direct-filter spraying masks and/or oxygen supplying units are used depending on the application environment to ensure that the staff gets clean and sufficient oxygen during application. The staff necessarily does the application under the attendance of a supervisor for the application especially in confined spaced areas and the application time is restricted with the material technical information. Wearing specials clothes such as overalls (Tyvek) is compulsory to prevent skin irritation caused by materials and to avoid contact with skin.
The staff is trained on spraying techniques to preclude the mixing of materials with the environment during application, and this way, the environmental threats to arise from excessive use of coating and painting materials is minimized. A sheet/cover is spread on the ground of application area to prevent the contamination of soil when especially cleaning the equipment with substances such as solvent. The coating and paint materials unfit for use and expired are disposed of in accordance with the instructions of the relevant units in areas determined in line with the environmental rules.
Working especially at height and confined spaces during blasting, painting and coating applications bears more risk compared to other application types. In any type of application, the staff must wear the safety belts and use connectors at heights exceeding 1 meter. Where it is not possible to wear safety belt and other components, basket cranes and/or platform scaffoldings are used. We definitely employ certified scaffolding materials and erection teams in regions requiring the use of scaffolding. We do not allow any product without valid labeling and licenses within our company.
In confined spaces, the application commences after the technical safety team and teams complete the necessary measurements and permits. Under no circumstances can a worker, who does not have training on confined space, be employed. Our personnel who have completed all the trainings perform the application in the presence of a supervisor at the work area. Sucking and blowing fans are used to ensure the air circulation in confined spaces to meet the clean air and oxygen need based on the size of working area and air inlet diameters. For the areas and spaces where this application is not sufficient, oxygen supplying units are used and confined space tests are conducted prior to each application. Radios and/or mobile phone systems are available for the foreman and team chiefs during working to ensure the communication in emergency situations, and a separate frequency is allocated for issues related to only technical safety.
Our entire applications are done with the attendance of certified inspectors and supervisors, and we make ready and available the staff in capacity and capability to do the initial intervention in case of a dangerous and unsafe situation. As is the case with any type of work group, technical safety is the primary concern and comes before any application labor force in our sector. As a principle;
We continue our business activities while being aware of the fact that work and time can be compensated, but human life and health is so valuable that it cannot be exposed to even the tiniest danger.