Machine Guarding Checklist

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BENEFITS

To protect workers from pinchpoints and other dangerous areas  in machinery and equipment, the OHS laws set strict requirements for employers regarding the installation of guards, implementation of lockout/tagout procedures and other appropriate steps to keep workers safe.

HOW TO USE THE TOOL

Adapt this checklist for your workplace and its equipment and the requirements of the OHS laws in your jurisdiction, including any special requirements for the specific type of machinery.  Use the checklist to inspect the machinery and equipment in your workplace and review your related training and procedures to ensure that they meet all of the safety requirements under the OHS laws, particularly the guarding requirements.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

OHSA

Machine Guarding: What the OHS Laws Require You to Do

Machinery & Equipment: How to Choose an Appropriate Guard

5 Key Elements of a Troubleshooting Policy

How to Comply with Lockout Requirements

How to Comply with Group Lockout Requirements