Guarding (general advice)

Before using a machine, check that guards are fitted, and make sure they are:

If guards are interlocked, for example if you need access several times each day to a dangerous part, check that:

the interlocking switch or valve is sufficiently robust for the job, and the way it works makes it difficult for someone to defeat.

Remember: Don't forget to follow Safe Stop before removing any guards

Safe Stop

Safe stop logo

  • Engage handbrake
  • Controls in neutral
  • Switch off engine (or turn off power)
  • Remove key (or lock-off the power supply)

Have you used your handbrake?Controls in neutral?Have you switched your engine off?Have you taken your key out?