Machine Safety Guarding – Customised Modular Guarding
Guarding machinery is seldom straight forward and in this case a combination of machine specific and modular guarding was used to protect workers from product and machinery on a metal forming line. Some of the techniques used to eliminate hazards included:
- Overlapping panels to eliminate shear hazards.
- Light curtains where operator contact is required and dual circuit monitored pneumatic isolation valves.
- Interlocked hatch covers where operator access is required.
- Custom stainless steel guarding.