Requirements Exclusive to Machinery

Requirements Exclusive to Machinery


The employer must ensure that access to any dangerous parts of machinery or rotating stock-bar is prevented by way of, in order of priority:

  • fixed guards;
  • other guards or protection devices;
  • protection appliances;
  • information, instruction, training and supervision.

The employer must ensure that all guards and protection devices are:

  • suitable for preventing access;
  • of good construction, sound material and adequate strength;
  • properly maintained;
  • not a hazard in themselves;
  • not easily bypassed or disabled;
  • safely positioned;
  • not an obstacle to viewing the machine's operation;
  • not an obstacle to safe maintenance etc.
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