Safety guarding is a critical investment for material handling operations. It ensures worker safety, OHS compliance, and extended equipment wear life. Inadequate safety guarding on plant machinery can lead to serious injuries, even death. Many operators are now adopting a ‘zero harm’ approach. This includes installing safety guards on machines to prevent injuries.
The K-Protector® Return Idler Guard is designed for convenient access for maintenance and is available to suit all conveyor roller diameters and belt widths. It is lightweight and its design allows for easy but safe access for roller change out or cleaning.
K-Protector Return Idler Guard is industry compliant and provides roller nip point protection. Its release mechanism allows easy maintenance access, minimising potential for injury.
K-Protector® Return Idler Guard complies with industry standard AS 4024.3610 and has many benefits:
- Protects the user by eliminating nip points.
- Compliant release mechanism allows guard to pass through the end plates for maintenance.
- Available for steel or self-cleaning rubber disc return rollers in all belt widths.
- Acts as a basket to catch roller in the event of idler failure.
- Composite polymer leading edge protects the belt from wear/abrasion.
- All standard belt widths available.
- Custom designs available.
Safety guarding is a significant investment. However, it guarantees worker safety, OHS compliance, and extends equipment life. Proper installation, good condition, and regular replacement of worn parts are crucial for effective guarding maintenance. A safe workplace is a productive workplace!