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With stiff competition in today's global economy, industries are adopting automation solutions to stay ahead of the competition. Automation has seen enterprises adopt machines with moving parts that can potentially cause workplace injuries like amputations, blindness, burns, crushed fingers or loss of life. Machine guards made from industrial framing offer the first line of defense against injuries arising from machine operation.
Industries need to install safeguards to protect their workforce from preventable accidents and injuries. You can keep your machine components, processes and functions safe by cordoning off the dangerous, high-risk areas.
A machine guard is a mechanism that acts as a safety barrier between machines and workers in manufacturing industries, plants, factories and warehouses. Machine guards are essential for devices with reciprocating arms, rotating parts, moving belts, meshing gears, cutting teeth, or other possible safety hazards.
Accident and Incident Prevention
Machine safety entails protecting your staff from potential dangers when working around equipment or machines. Machine guards enhance workers’ and visitors’ safety by preventing direct contact with machinery hazards.
Accidents are less likely to occur with machine guards in place. When an accident does happen, it is essential to investigate the root cause and initiate measures to prevent the event from happening again.
Enhancing Production and Quality
Employers are responsible for creating a safe and healthy workplace for their employees. With effective machine guard solutions implemented, work environments are conducive to enhanced productivity while protecting employees from potential hazards.
According to OSHA, safety incentives lower employee absenteeism by more than 30%. By adopting machine guards, you lower the risks of injuries and accidents. Employees feel safe at work, hence optimizing production every day.
Protecting Machinery or Equipment
Machine guards protect your machinery from damage by accidents or tampering. Any harm to a machine affects production and attracts high repair or replacement costs, impacting the organization's bottom line.
Competitive Edge in the Job Market
Organizations who highly value workplace safety gain a competitive edge in the job market. Today's workforce is interested in employers who mind their safety and well-being. An organization with high safety standards can attract and retain top talent, directly impacting the bottom line.
Meeting Safety Requirements and Legislation
Machine guards enable the organization to meet safety compliance regulations such as AS4024 and machine safety codes of practice. Lack of compliance attracts hefty fines, compensation, lawsuits, or jail time in the event of an accident in the workplace.
Enhancing Brand Value and Goodwill
Business enterprises providing safe working environments derive brand value and goodwill. Proactive safety measures are not only suitable for employees but also good for business. Safe working environments foster trust between the management and employees, leading to improved communications and collaboration.
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