Understanding Organizational Policies and Standards: Describe Company’s Safety Policies and Standards
At the end of this unit, you will be able to:
- Identify the safety procedures to follow
- Identify the quality standards to be followed
- Explain electrostatic discharge(ESD)
As a field technician, thereby are certain guidelines that must be followed to ensure own safety and that of the co-workers. These guidelines provide a sound, safe and flexible environment to work. The following figure represents the general safety guidelines to be followed at the workplace:
- Always follow the correct procedures to ensure zero accidents at work.
- Always use an appropriate tool for the respective task.
- Always read labels and instructions given on the components.
- Always wear appropriate clothing and remove metal objects before working.
- Use prescribed protective safety equipment only.
- Always follow electrical safety rules when working with electrical machinery or equipment.
- Report all unsafe acts or unsafe conditions to the supervisor
A few simple principles, if adhered to, can ensure the production of quality work. As a field technician, maintenance of quality and timely completion of work can be done in the following ways:
- Ensure that work is done as per the guidelines and standards of the company.
- Plan and organize the allocated work for the day.
- Follow the proposed plan of action.
- Inform the supervisor in case of any deviation or emergency.
- Work to ensure 100% customer satisfaction.
The field technician would get a job sheet or a work allocation from the supervisor. The supervisor would also share a plan of action with the field technician to ensure adherence to timelines and quality for the work assigned. The following figure highlights the points which help a field technician in understanding the plan to achieve 100% quality and timely completion of work:
ESD protection is essential for sensitive components, during and after production, while shipping, during assembly of the device, and in the finished device. ESD can cause severe damage to components such as microchips. Grounding is imperative for ESD prevention. An ESD simulator having a special output circuit called the human body model(HBM) is generally utilized to test the vulnerability of electronics devices to ESD from human contact.
The following protective gears should be used while handling components that are prone to ESD:
- Wire strap
- Safety Clothes