When designing safety guarding, it is essential to ensure that openings, such as mesh for machine visibility, are not large enough to allow access to the hazards contained. It is also crucial that the guarding is installed at a safe distance from the hazard.
Belt Conveyor Guarding has developed a Safety Gauge that is essential for the design, installation, and inspection of guarding systems. The Safety Gauge ensures that the openings adhere to all appropriate machine guarding safety standards. These include the prevention of being able to reach the hazard either through, over, under, or around the guarding.
The guarding must comply with North American standards such as ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and CSA (Canadian Standards Association).