Engage the clutch slowly when putting an engine with a clutch into service.
Never attempt to make any repairs on a running engine.
Never smoke while checking the fuel tank or while fueling. Make sure there are no open lights or flame.
Keep the fan, clutch and pulley guards bolted down and in place.
Never wash down the generator and electrical equipment with water hose.
See that the clutch is locked out when the engine is being repaired. Utilize a lockout/tagout system.
Always release pressure on a hot engine before taking the radiator cap completely off.
Make sure engines have the radiator cap on at all times for proper operation.
Always drain hot water out of the engine prior to cleaning the heat exchangers.
Get help when lifting such items as the engine cylinder head, blowers, etc.
Make sure all pop-off (pressure relief) valves on the compressor are working properly and are not painted.
Lock out the clutches and air valves prior to working on the compounds.
Maintain good housekeeping in the engine room and engine repair parts storeroom. Keep oil and grease off the floor. Keep clean goggles accessible to the electric grinder and use goggles when operating the grinder. Keep tools in place.
Keep the Driller or Toolpusher informed as to the need for hand tools, hand tool parts, such as the hook or heel jaws for wrenches, hammer and sledge handles, etc.
Check generator brush arcing and tell the Toolpusher if improper. Tag and lock out breakers on the switchboard when working on electrical equipment so no one will throw breaker switch in.
See that all covers are replaced on switches and connection boxes after repairs.
Keep adequate supply of electrical tape on hand.
Alert any co-worker who helping is you to the dangers of the job.
Do Not—As a Motorman
The Motorman should not leave the engine room except to check the fuel and conduct other duties needed. The Motorman goes on the floor only on the Driller’s or Toolpusher’s instructions.
Make no changes on the electrical switchboard unless you have dry shoes and the footing is dry. A dry board stand should be in front of switchboard. A dielectric rubber mat is desirable.
Make no hot connections (no connections of any live wires).
Lift brushes off of exciter and generator prior to cleaning the commutator or the slip ring on generator.