A new video from Procter Machine Safety shows how easy it is to use the company’s updated BS EN ISO 13857:2008 Safety Distance Calculator, which can be downloaded free of charge.
BS EN ISO 13857 (Safety of machinery – Safety distances to prevent hazard zones being reached by upper and lower limbs) defines the distances between machine guards and hazardous machinery to prevent access by reaching over or around guards, taking into account the level of risk and the heights of the hazard and guarding. It also defines safe distances when hazardous parts of machinery might be reached through openings. The Safety Distance Calculator from Procter Machine Safety (previously known as Procter Machine Guarding) is considerably easier to use than the standard and has recently benefited from improvements to its visual appearance.
Procter Machine Safety has released a new video that shows how easy it is to use the latest BS EN ISO 13857 Safety Distance Calculator.
The Calculator is based on a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, though no prior knowledge of Excel is needed, and it is equally suitable for designing new guards or checking the adequacy of existing guards. Users simply select values from drop-down menus and the Calculator shows the required safety distance or guard height, depending on how the Calculator is being used. To demonstrate the Safety Distance Calculator’s ease of use, Procter Machine Safety has produced a new video walkthrough.
Copies of the Safety Distance Calculator can be downloaded free of charge from the Procter Machine Safety website.