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Machine Guarding Basics

18 May 2022

Machines can help improve production efficiency in the workplace. However, their moving parts, sharp edges, and hot surfaces are often the cause of serious workplace injuries such as crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns, blindness or even death. Safeguards are essential to keep workers out of harm’s way, but what requirements apply when designing safeguards?

During this presentation we will introduce the requirements of Australian legislation and standards for guarding and the standards that you can use in the design of safeguarding in order to select appropriate solutions for various hazards.

Any organisation that uses machinery and anyone that designs, manufactures or supplies machinery should attend to learn:

  • The key points from legislation on guarding
  • What standards should be used when designing guarding for machinery
  • What types of safeguarding devices are available

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