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Machinery fire prevention and protection

04 September 2023

The Health and Safety Executive states that most fires are preventable and that those responsible for workplaces can avoid them by adopting the right behaviours.

ISO 19353:2019 – Safety of Machinery – Fire Prevention and Fire Protection defines ‘fire’ as: “independent combustion, which can occur as controlled combustion or as uncontrolled combustion”.

The standard is directly relevant to machinery manufacturers, and health and safety bodies, such as the Health & Safety Executive in the UK.

However, it is vital that purchasers and end users understand their machinery supplier’s responsibilities when it comes to designing and producing machinery with fire prevention and protection in mind.

Read the full article in DPA's September issue

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