Prior to starting the machine, a full 360 degree walk around of the machine must be done. If you are at a stationary system, then perform a walk through accessible walkways and platforms to review all working areas, machinery, and conveyors. During this walk you must evaluate where people are standing, the state of the machine, and surroundings. Confirm that others are not on the machine, in an unsafe area, and are free of possible dangers.
Notify ALL people on site (Within 100’ of the Machine) that you are going to start the machine by directly making the statement to each person. It is mandatory that you get a confirmation response back from each person on site to indicate that they are aware of the machine start.
Prior to startup, yell out "Fire in the Hole" as a final notice of startup. Wait for 5 seconds and listen for any responses before turning the ignition key. Note: On machines starting August 2018, upon turning the key there will be an audible alarm that will sound for 5 seconds and then the machine will start. You are still required to wait the 5 seconds prior to turning the ignition key. You are now clear to start the machine.