Safety around machinery

When it comes to the health and safety of workers there are no compromises or short cuts.Often there will be a situation where you will need to re-evaluate your safety fencing and possibly make some adjustments.

Alusic Aluminium T slot frame work makes it very easy and cost effective to make important improvements .

In this example it was decided during a safety audit that the fence surrounding this machine was to low after it was relocated closer to some moving equipment in order to free up space.

machine guarding and safety fencing

The end posts where easily exchanged for longer posts and a rail fitted along the top of the existing fence

Aluminium safety fencing machine guarding

Using the clamping plate accessory intermediate posts where installed above the existing posts

4040 T slot clamping plates extrusion accessories

50 x 50 x 3 square galvanised mesh was cut to size and fitted into the T Slot frame.

4040 T Slot Aluminium Extrusions

 

This exercise was carried out in 4 hours with minimal impact . The cost was low and there was no hot work required on site. There was also no requirement for surface treatment such as painting . Most importantly the goal of creating a safe working environment was easily achieved.Some of the T Slot extrusion from the original posts was cut and used to make the intermediate posts further reducing the cost and demonstrating how versatile and cost effective it is to use T Slot Aluminium Extrusions and accessories for these types of projects.

 

T Slot Aluminium Extrusions and accessories

GAP Engineering T Slot Aluminium Extrusions and accessories