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How To Choose the Right Machine Safety Guarding

March 22, 2023

One of the most important things you must uphold within your warehouse is safety. One small mistake could lead to injury, disability, and even death. Most machines within your warehouse do possess an inherent dangerous quality during normal usage. That's why guarding is necessary, as it keeps workers safe from numerous hazards. However, it's necessary that you utilize the appropriate guarding. As such, you'll want to find out how to choose the right machine safety guarding.

Safety Assessment

The first thing you'll want to do is conduct a safety assessment on all your machines. The reason this is so important is that it will assess any potential risks or hazards that could occur during operation or when not in use. Once you have conducted this safety assessment, you will have a concrete idea as to where your machine guarding should be.

Danger Zone

There will always be a danger zone when you are operating machinery. The reason you call it a danger zone is due to the fact that it could have catastrophic consequences if any clothing or body parts come into contact with these areas. When it comes to choosing the right machine safety guarding, you want to ensure it covers the danger zone on every machine.

Unfortunately, these areas can easily come into contact with the operator when the machine is in normal use. As such, you want to utilize the highest quality machine safety guarding to ensure your workforce is as safe as possible. At A-line Automation, we provide custom guarding that will exceed your safety and industry standards. You can rest assured that we will keep you and your equipment safe.

Zero Bypassing

You've likely had a couple of moments when it felt easier to bypass safety protocols in the interest of finishing a job quickly. However, that is extremely unsafe and dangerous. In order to avoid that possibility from occurring, you must also ensure your workforce is unable to bypass your safety guarding. You must completely adhere and secure this guarding to your machine; it should not be easily removable.

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