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The big picture

Author : Glenn Moffat, Safety Specialist

01 September 2020

Glenn Moffat, Safety Specialist and one of the Business Solutions Team Managers at SMC Pneumatics (UK) Ltd, looks at the machinery safety challenges and opportunities now facing manufacturing companies.

An effective safety management programme for both equipment and operators will not only help UK manufacturers meet the latest legislation – which may well change again following Brexit – but it should also imbue a safe working culture throughout the organisation. When implemented as part of an overall business strategy, it can also improve productivity by introducing the use of safer, more efficient manufacturing components which reduce machinery downtime.

SMC supports many manufacturing industry customers and Tier One suppliers, advising how best to use the results from their own risk assessments. Quite simply, these results can be used to identify and mitigate potential machinery and operator safety problems before they become a serious issue.

This article reviews some of the most common machinery safety challenges and presents some proven solutions for dealing with them...

Read the full article in the September issue of DPA.

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