Thursday 15 September 2021

Venue:    Westmorland Suite, Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands. Kendal, LA7 7NW

Speaker: Ian Dandy MSc CFIOSH MIFSM, MIOA, NEBOSH, Dip OHS, NEBOSH Sp Dip Env. CFPA (Europe) Dip.

About the session

Ian gave members an overview of the hazards associated with work equipment that focussed mainly on fixed machinery. It included discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of different guarding options. The main topics covered were:

  • Basic principles of Work Equipment and Machinery Safety.
  • Machinery hazards including things to look for when carrying out a machinery safety assessment.
  • Guarding and safety devices.
  • Legislation relating to the supply and use of machinery and work equipment.
  • Lifting equipment.

Ian’s presentation was illustrated with photographs with examples of good and bad practice that he saw during site visits as an insurance liability surveyor and risk consultant.

A summary of the meeting can be found here: 15 Sep 2022 GP VHK Work equipment and machinery safety

A read only copy of Ian’s presentation can be found here: 15 Sep 2022 ID Original machinery safety presentation

Work Equipment and Machinery Safety