Non-mechanical hazards associated with machinery and equipment can include harmful emissions, contained fluids or gas under pressure, chemicals and chemical by-products, electricity and noise, all of which can cause serious injury if not adequately controlled.
Effective machinery and equipment risk controls reflect some or all of the following characteristics: • the hazard is controlled at its source • contact or access to the hazard is prevented • sturdy construction (correct materials with few points of potential failure) • fail-safe (failure of the control system to be effective will result in machinery shut-down) • tamper-proof design (as difficult as possible to bypass) • presents minimum impediment to machinery and equipment operator • easy to inspect and maintain • does not introduce further hazards through the risk control action.
Where access is not anticipated, a fixed guard can be permanently applied by a bonding agent, welding, or secured with one-way screws. If access is generally not required, a permanently fixed barrier is the preferred option.
Equipment has a wider definition, which basically refers to things needed for a certain task. They act as a set of facilities used in the mechanical works or any other works. The equipment can also be said to be a set of tools used by a human being for a specific task.
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