Free guide to workshop safety - third edition now published

19 August 2011

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Free guide to workshop safety - third edition now publishedProcter Machine Guarding has produced a third edition of its FREE publication Workshop Safety - A Guide to Guarding Machine Tools Used in Workshops. This expanded and updated 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 people use small machine tools such as drilling machines, milling machines, lathes and grinders.

Written in 'plain English', the guide provides a wealth of advice and guidance, plus there are contact details, lists of documents and links to websites where more detailed information is available. The guide covers the following topics:

  • Costs and benefits of machine guarding
  • Regulations and legislation
  • Workshops in schools and colleges
  • 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 third edition of the booklet contains an entirely new section that explains the regulatory situation and the code of practice BS 4163: 2007 that is applicable to workshops in schools and colleges. In addition, the latest edition benefits from new statistics from the HSE for machine-related accidents, an updated list of standards and revised contact details for the Sources of Further Information.

Employers are required by law to take effective measures to protect workers from hazardous machinery. The Guide to Workshop Safety from Procter Machine Guarding explains the regulatory requirements and what can be done to comply with the regulations in a cost-effective manner.

Follow the link top download a free copy of the Guide to Workshop Safety or contact Procter Machine Guarding by emailing or telephone +44 (0)2920 855751.

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