The OHS regulations require employers to protect workers from the hazards posed by the machinery and equipment they use, such as pinchpoints, moving parts and electrical hazards. But before you can implement appropriate safety measures on such machinery, you need to know exactly what risks and hazards the machinery poses.
HOW TO USE THE TOOL
Adapt this form for your workplace’s machinery and OHS program, and the requirements of your jurisdiction’s OHS regulations, including any special requirements for the specific type of machinery. Use the form to inspect the pieces of machinery, assess their hazards, decide which machines should be given priority and which parts of those machines should be safeguarded first. Note that gathering this information may require repeated observations, especially when determining what the worker does when normal operations are interrupted. Then ensure you follow-up on the results of the survey by implementing appropriate safety measures, such as machine guards.