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Machine Safety

In the industrial world of today there is one thing that stands head and shoulders above all else, SAFETY. Whether this is safety relating to machines, industrial processes or right through to personal protection equipment, the need to comply has never been greater.

Insufficient safety practises can ultimately lead to injuries or worse, fatalities. Machine Safety doesn't just happen, it is engineered by using approved products, conducting risk assessments and designing to international standards which are relative and legislative. As industrial capacity increases the need for clear and defined safety also increases. Standards are updated and new products developed, staying up to date ensures both plant and personnel are adequately protected

Whether discovering application solutions, quoting standards or sharing safe working practices, this hub is the place to find and post information on all things relating to industrial safety. Come back for regular updates.

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