At a Guarding Guidelines Workshop held recently for the CMPA Members Day in Wangaratta, Sean Kinder shared with the 40-50 attending members some insights regarding guarding ergonomics, compliant correct distance and correct locations around the moving conveying equipment. All of the images that Sean presented were gained from his on site experience assisting quarry sites with practical solutions to meet the important personal safety requirements of the AS 1755 (Australian Standard for Conveyor Safety Requirements) guarding standards.
Sean is a contributing author to the CMPA’s current edition of its Guarding Manual available to its members, and his expertise has helped many sites to comply with these Australian Standards productively, and create an ongoing effective safety culture.
After the presentation the CMPA members visit the local Glenrowan Quarry, where several of Kinder & Co’s K-Protector® Return Idler Guards are in operation offering reliable pinch point protection. Glenrowan quarry manager reported to the CMPA group that even at height, installation at the Quarry took one person just one hour to install. These simple yet effective guards are designed for convenient access to the idler for maintenance of cleaning, should the basket type guard with sliding retractable front face catch any fugitive material.
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