Job Safety Analysis

Worker safety is one of the top concerns when decommissioning data center assets. DMD has developed a comprehensive system to ensure safe hardware removal from virtually any type of data center environment. This is complimented by our OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety certification, which requires documented procedures for worker safety.

For major decommissioning projects we construct a formal job safety analysis which each worker must understand and sign off on. The document outlines potential hazards and actions that must be taken to mitigate those hazards. Some examples of hazards are:

  • Injury to hands and feet from sharp objects or pinch points
  • Injuries relating to the lifting of heavy objects
  • Slip, trip, or fall on raised floor tiles, ramps, or cables
  • Cabinets tipping over when being moved
  • Flying objects from dismantling hardware
  • Collisions from congested areas

Some actions we take to mitigate these risks are as such:

  • Workers wear gloves, steel toes boots, and safety glasses
  • Lanes are created when heavy items are being moved
  • Multiple people are required to lift any device over 35 lbs
  • Signage is used to clearly identify any obstacles on the job site