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New drum equipment, or drum equipment use with inexperienced people, requires some additional risk management planning and training. Your new workers may be unfamiliar with situations involving overhead hazards, or potential hazards. Additionally, some drum equipment is only designed or rated for closed containers.
Your new drum equipment purchase may also require contingency planning for mishaps including spills, dropped drums due to operator error, and procedures for dealing with equipment malfunctions. There is much to plan for with a drum equipment purchase. Don't wait until the last minute to add to your risk management plans and maintenance schedules to accommodate the new additions to your workplace. Your training should be done in advance of and not in reaction to a mishap or breakdown.