MACHINE SAFETY FAQS: EXPERT ANSWERS FOR A SAFER WORKPLACE
What is the lead time for getting a survey undertaken?
The timescale will depend on the extent of the survey required, we always aim to achieve the customer’s requirements.
Lead time on supply and installation of guards?
Standard workshop guards and modular perimeter guarding can be dispatched within a few days from stock, bespoke guarding projects generally take around 4-6 weeks, from the design, manufacture and site installation. If you have particular dates (e.g plant shutdown, we can plan in advance to achieve these).
Paint colours available?
We offer a wide range of RAL/BS colours of powder coating, just about all colours are available on request.
Do the guards comply to BS EN standards?
When it comes to guarding hazards associated with machinery, guards will be designed, manufactured and installed to the appropriate BS EN safety standards.
Are Procter guards CE marked?
Yes guards are CE marked when they are designed, manufactured and supplied to the relevant machine safety standards.
What documentation is provided with the guards?
Should the guards be purchased on a supply only basis then full drawings/instructions will be provided as well as documentation such as Declaration of Conformity (when applicable).
Does Procter offer a free guarding survey?
For customers who feel they need expert advice on possible hazards they may have with their machinery, Procter are more than happy to carry out a free initial consultation and put forward workable solutions.
Can Procter undertake any required electrical/control work?
Yes. Where requested, electrical interface work can be carried out by our specialist as part of an installation and when interlocks and/or light guards form part of the machine guard, and this work is completed to BS 13849/60261 levels.
What materials can the guards be manufactured from?
Guards can be manufactured from either mild steel, which would then be powder coated or galvanised or stainless steel if required for the food industry or wet environments.
Does Procter provide guards for all types of machinery?
Procter are able to offer bespoke solutions for all types of machinery as well as standard guards for workshop equipment as well as Modular perimeter guarding.
What locations does Procter cover?
From our site locations in South Wales and Leeds, Procter are able to provide a service throughout the UK and Ireland, as well as having considerable experience providing guards for sites located throughout Europe and the USA.
Can Procter offer a full turnkey solution including Risk Assessments?
Yes we can offer a full turnkey solution, from initial survey, risk assessment through to installation and customers can be confident that their guards comply fully with current machine safety standards.
Can Procter offer other products related to machine guarding?
As well as being able to supply Bespoke, Modular and Standard workshop machine guards, Procter can also design, manufacture and install additional items, such as Platforms, Access ladders, handrail, barriers and acoustic enclosures.