AS4024.2 provides guidance on design specification, ratings on integrity and reaction times. Manufacturers’ specifications for installation and maintenance must also be observed. Specialist assistance may be required by experienced professionals to ensure the correct selection and installation of presence sensing systems. Companies who manufacture or supply these systems also provide technical support and installation assistance.
Selection and use of PPE requires careful consideration, as there are many different types that reduce the risk of injury of contact or exposure to a hazard. Incorrect use of PPE, or purchasing inappropriate PPE, can contribute to serious workplace incidents. PPE that is uncomfortable, restrictive or heavy may create secondary hazards, and, as a result, constant supervision may be necessary to ensure it is used effectively.
People performing tasks, such as maintenance, repair, installation, service and cleaning, are highly vulnerable, and have a higher risk of being killed or maimed through inadvertent operation of machinery and equipment they are working in, on or around.
Where exposure to machinery and equipment hazards cannot be eliminated or substituted for machinery and equipment of improved design, risk controls must be applied to the hazards to prevent or reduce the risk (chance) of injury or harm.