Machine Guarding

The Study of Machine Guarding (Machine Guarding) concerns the sample control of the protection systems and safety devices of the production machines of an industrial facility.
The object of the study is the “mapping”, classification and qualitative determination of the occupational risk associated with the protection systems and safety devices of the production machines of the facility and, in particular, with the safety distance and its determination on a case-by-case basis.
The purpose of the study is to highlight a specific process, which will provide the possibility of controlling the relevant risk factors and will be able to be implemented with ease, yielding the maximum possible level of protection and taking, as the case may be, the necessary corrective measures. 

The Machine Guarding Study is implemented by the scientific staff of Biosafety according to:  

  • The standard ISO 13857:2008: Safety of machinery — Safety distances to prevent hazard zones being reached by upper and lower limbs  
  • Law 3850/2010: A.34 Prevention of Occupational Risk from Machinery