1. Safeguarding of machinery
Use the machine for what it's made for. Protect the machines that your employees can reach with fencing, insulation etc. Ensure that your guarding is made from good-quality materials. Where machinery is a danger to people, make sure that it is enclosed when it is not being attended to or operated.
2. Operating machinery
All those who operate the machine must be fully aware of the dangers and how to prevent them. No one may leave the machine unattended unless they are replaced by another competent person. If the machine poses danger to anyone, it must be shut down.
3. Devices to stop and start machinery
All machines must have devices to stop and start it. They must prevent the machines from automatically starting and they must be easily accessible.
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4. Revolving machinery
You have to fence machinery that revolves. You must also use machine guards to protect employees from the moving parts.
5. Circular saws
Don't run circular saw faster than the manufacturer's specifications. The blade must be sharp and set properly. Make sure it isn't damaged, blunt or misaligned. Guarding must cover as much of the blade as possible.
So there you have it! Five legal requirements for guarding your machinery.
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