Free guide to workshop safety - second edition published

27 August 2010

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Free guide to workshop safety - second edition publishedProcter Machine Guarding has published a second edition of Workshop Safety - A Guide to Guarding Machine Tools Used in Workshops [note that there is now a third edition of the Guide to Workshop Safety - Ed, 13 August 2011]. This free guide will benefit anyone responsible for the safety of machinery and work equipment in production facilities, maintenance departments, educational establishments, research laboratories or other areas where drilling machines, milling machines, lathes and similar machine tools are used.

Written so as to deliver advice and guidance in 'plain English' - but with useful pointers to more detailed information - the guide covers the following topics:

  • Costs and benefits of machine guarding
  • Regulations and legislation
  • General requirements for machine guards
  • Requirements for specific machine types
  • Other measures relating to machinery safety
  • British, European and international standards
  • Official information and guidance
  • Useful resources
  • Sources of further information

The second edition of the booklet benefits from new statistics for machine-related accidents, more information about drilling machines, an updated standards listing and up-to-date contact details.

Under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, employers are required to take effective measures to prevent access to dangerous parts of machinery or stop their movement before any part of a person enters a danger zone. The guide from Procter Machine Guarding explains what can be done to comply with the regulations in a cost-effective manner.

To request a free copy of the Guide to Workshop Safety, contact Procter Machine Guarding by emailing , telephone +44 (0)2920 855751 or download it from the Free Machine Safety Guides section of the Procter Machine Guarding website.

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