SAFEGUARDING CONTROLS FOR MACHINES OR EQUIPMENT

 


A safeguard is a solution or combination of solutions that eliminates or reduces the risk of exposure to hazardous moving parts or other hazards.


A comprehensive risk assessment should be used to determine which safeguards are most effective.


When selecting a safeguard or combination of safeguards, always start at the top of the hierarchy shown below. Choose a less effective safeguard only when the more effective solution is not practical.