Based in Bedwas, Caerphilly, Procter Machine Safety is the UK’s leading specialist in the design, manufacture and installation of high-quality machine guards. The South Wales company has a strong reputation nationwide for its comprehensive service, which includes bespoke close-fitting machine guards, modular and tailored perimeter guarding, and standard guards for machine tools.
Procter Machine Guarding-UK’s leading machinery guards specialist
The company’s reputation also extends to its exceptional standards of customer service. To ensure complete customer satisfaction, Procter Machine Guarding offers a range of services to suit different requirements. These include machine guard site surveys, advice on technical and regulatory issues, as well as guarding design, manufacture and installation – for which the company uses its own skilled and experienced teams.
Another way in which Procter Machine Guarding has ‘gone the extra mile’ to support its customers is the production of a series of market-leading guides and software-based resources; these include a Guide to Guarding Standards, a Guide to the new Machinery Directive, a Machinery Risk Assessment Calculator, a Safety Distance Calculator and various White Papers. All of these are available from the free downloads section of the website.
Procter machine guards are designed, manufactured and installed (where requested) in accordance with a quality management system that is accredited to BS EN ISO 9001:2008, which reflects the company’s commitment to deliver products and services meeting the highest possible standards. In addition, the guards comply with EC and HSE requirements and are CE marked or issued with a Declaration of Conformity as appropriate.
Jeremy Procter, the Managing Director of Procter Machine Guards, is a Member of BSI’s MCE/3 committee (Safeguarding of Machinery) and is the former Convenor of the European Standards Committee responsible for Machine Guarding. He, therefore, has extensive knowledge of machine guarding standards, as well as the practical application of those standards.
Virtually any type of machine guard can be supplied, with the vast majority falling into one of these categories: mesh machine guards; sheet metal guards; aluminium guards; stainless steel guards (typically for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries); acoustic enclosures; modular and tailored (bespoke) perimeter guards; temporary guards; and standard guards for machine tools such as lathes, milling machines and pillar drills. In addition, Procter Machine Guarding manufactures access platforms.
Procter Machine Guarding takes great care to ensure that its guards not only comply with standards and regulatory requirements but are also ergonomically designed to enhance productivity and minimise the risk of tampering. Guards can additionally incorporate swarf or coolant management systems if required, plus they are designed to be aesthetically attractive – which is a major factor behind the company’s popularity among OEMs.
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