There are specific legal requirements for the use of machinery to prevent injuries and deaths in your workplace.
Here are the standards and procedures you MUST know and implement.
These are the characteristics of a good machine guard
According to the Health&Safety Advisor, guarding should always be well planned. You must give preference to the simplest type of guard (a fixed guard with no moving parts).
You must also enclose all hazardous areas as closely as possible to allow the maximum amount of area outside the guard for necessary operation.
Remember, too much space between the guard and the point of hazard increases the possibility of access to dangerous parts.
Your machine guard should:
Remember, if an accident happens because you don't have sufficient machine guarding, you could face prosecution. So make sure your machines are properly guarded.