There is a wide of range of machinery used across the non-metallic mineral industries. The different machines all present different risks when operators have to use them. Employers must do everything they can to prevent access to dangerous moving parts of machinery. In most cases it is possible to prevent access to dangerous moving parts of machinery by using fixed guards.
When carrying out your risk assessment for the use and operation of machinery you should think about:
Further useful information can be found on the work equipment and machinery webpages.