Insurer appoints Procter as a preferred provider of machine guarding


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Procter Machine Safety has been appointed by QBE, the business insurance specialist, as a Preferred Service Provider for machine guarding.  Procter Machine Guarding will be supporting QBE policyholders by advising on guarding requirements and assisting with the implementation of any necessary improvements.

Prober Machine Safety is now a preferred provider of machine guarding for business insurer QBE’s policyholders

In particular, QBE policyholders are being offered free Machine Guarding Compliance Surveys.  These involve a safety engineer from Procter Machine Guarding visiting the policyholder to assess the machinery safeguards.  A short written report is then prepared, identifying areas of non-compliance and actions that can be taken to reduce risk, improve safety and comply with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER).  If requested, Procter Machine Guarding can carry out any remedial guarding work and/or put the policyholder in touch with other machinery safety specialists.  The emphasis is always on cost-effective guarding and, when appropriate, a safety engineer can help the QBE policyholder to prioritise actions and formulate a phased implementation plan.

From its sites in Leeds and South Wales, Procter offers a comprehensive portfolio of services to survey, design, manufacture and install machine guards nationwide.  Standard machine shop guards – for lathes, milling machines, pillar drills and similar workshop equipment – are available on short deliveries.   Custom machine guards are designed to comply with all applicable EC and HSE requirements and are CE marked and issued with a Declaration of Conformity as appropriate.  Perimeter guards are either assembled from standard modular components or custom-designed and fabricated.

QBE policyholders can also access the machinery safety guides and resources that Procter Machine Guarding has developed to support users and designers of machinery.  QBE’s policyholders will be encouraged to visit Procter’s website and register for the machinery safety email newsletter; these both carry up-to-date information about machinery safety standards and regulations, as well as articles covering topics such as the business case for machine guarding and the role machine guards play in safe maintenance practices.QBE has released a new video on its website and has also published a company profile for Procter Machine Guarding.

To find out more about Procter Machine Guarding and the services available, telephone us or email

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