Health & Safety

General Safety

Tools, equipment and procedures for a safe working environment

Caesarstone has always been at the forefront of creating a safe work environment. We require our distributors, stonemasons and installers to follow the same level of commitment regarding safety and to comply with local occupational, safety and health regulations.

  • Fabricating Caesarstone quartz surfaces generates silica dust, which is hazardous to your health if not all protection means are used. Read our “Good Practice Guide” for more information about this risk and protection means.
  • Maintain a clean and neat working environment. Cluttered areas are prone to accidents.
  • Keep working areas dry, well ventilated and well lit.
  • Keep children and visitors at a safe distance from the work area.
  • Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
  • Maintain a fully equipped first-aid kit on site.
  • Read the instruction manuals pertaining to the tools used. Learn the tools’ application, maintenance, limitations and potential hazards.
  • Use the appropriate tools. Do not use tools or attachments for functions or at speeds for which they were not designed. Do not use improvised tools.
  • Maintain tools in top condition. Keep tools sharp and clean for best and safest performance.
  • All electrical tools must be equipped with a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI). Three-prong plugs must be plugged into three-hole electrical sockets. If an adapter is used to accommodate a two-prong socket, the adapter plug must be attached to a known ground. Never remove the third prong.
  • Use clamps or a vice to secure work when necessary, freeing both hands to safely operate tools.
  • Always remove keys and wrenches. Check that keys and adjusting wrenches are removed before switching on the tool.
  • Do not wear loose clothing, neckties, rings, bracelets or other jewellery that may get caught in moving parts.
  • Wear the following protective apparel when fabricating Caesarstone quartz surfaces:

    - Hair covering to contain long hair
    - Safety helmet when handling and transporting
    - A face mask equipped with a P3 or N95 or higher (N99, N100) filter, suitable for the dust level in the work environment and according to all standards and regulations         
    - Nonslip, steel-capped safety shoes
    - Safety glasses or other approved eye protection
    - Earplugs when working in noisy areas
    - Gloves for protection against chemicals or rough material
    - In wet areas, aprons and steel-capped rubber boots in addition to the above

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The content included in this website is not the conclusive data available on the professional and health and safety issues that you should be familiar with and implement at your organization. Caesarstone does not make any warranty regarding the quality of the safety measures presented in this website or their sufficiency. Stonemason are fully responsible for the health and safety of their workers. Nothing included in this website may be considered as any kind of professional, medical, health, safety or legal advice; nor shall be regarded as an interpretation of any applicable law, regulation or standard; nor does it replace consultation with a health and safety professionals.