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1 Machine guarding webinar Presenter: Mano Raghavan, Principal Advisor Manufacturing Transport and Logistics Strategy Group

2 How to interact today Select audio on the control panel to change between computer audio and telephone. Click on the red button to hide and unhide the panel. Your comments and questions will appear here throughout the webinar. Type your questions here.

3 Meet your moderator Michelle Ware Customer Services Manager WorkCover Queensland

4 After the webinar Webinar recording and presentation will be on worksafe.qld.gov.au in the coming days If we don t get to all of your questions, we will collect them and publish answers on our website afterwards So we can continually improve our level of service, we would appreciate you completing a short survey at the end of the webinar

5 Meet your presenter Mano Raghavan Principal Advisor Manufacturing Transport and Logistics Strategy Group Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

6 Topics covered Statistics Duty of care. Function of guards. Machine guarding process. Hierarchy of machine guarding. Types of guards. Properties of guarding.

7 Learning outcomes Understand your duty of care to provide a safe work environment for workers. Ensure that machine and plant equipment are adequately guarded.

8 Statistics A total of 166 incidents comprising: serious injuries medically treated inpatient dangerous reportable incidents.

9 Persons with a duty Eliminate risks to health and safety, so far as is reasonably practicable. If it is not reasonably practicable to eliminate risks, to minimise those risks so far as is reasonably practicable. Act: s17 and Reg: s35

10 Primary duty of care (PCBU and workers) A person conducting a business or undertaking has the primary duty to workers and others Workers have a duty to take reasonable care WHS Act s19 & s28

11 Primary duty of care PCBU Persons conducting business or undertaking (PCBU) must ensure: Safe work environment Safe plant & structures Safe systems of work Safe use, handling and storage of plant Adequate facilities Information, training, instruction and supervision Monitor worker health and workplace conditions WHS Act s 19

12 Reasonably practicable? Deciding what is reasonably practicable to protect people: the likelihood of the hazard or risk occurring the degree of harm knowledge about the hazard or risk, the availability and suitability of ways to eliminate risk, and after assessing the extent of the risk, the cost associated.

13 Function of guard A physical or other barrier that: prevents contact with moving parts screens harmful emissions minimises noise prevents ejection of parts.

14 Machine guarding Comprehensive safety management system process The process should include: risk identification, assessment and control Safe Work Method Statements Hierarchy of hazard control Consultation with Workers trained and competent workers

15 Hierarchy of guards for machine 1.Permanently Fixed Guard 2. Interlock Guard 3.Fixed Guard 4. Presence Sensing WHS Reg s 208WHS

16 Prevention using guarding Prevention is Selecting The right type of guarding on machinery

17 Types of machine guarding Permanently Fixed Guard Interlock Guard Fixed Guard Presence- Sensing

18 Examples of permanently fixed guards

19 Examples of interlock guards

20 Examples of fixed guards

21 Example of a presence sensing system (pressure mat)

22 Example of presence sensing (light guard)

23 Guarding properties Guarding must: be of solid construction and securely mounted prevent by-passing or disabling of the guard not create a risk in itself be properly maintained control any risk from potential broken or ejected parts and work pieces allow for servicing, maintenance and repair. If guarding is removed the plant cannot be restarted unless the guarding is replaced

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