Bespoke machine guarding

Procter bespoke machine guards are renowned for their quality, effectiveness and attention to detail. Our machine guarding design experts have over 250 years of industry experience between them, as well as a thorough knowledge of current machine safety standards, regulations and HSE guidelines. Customers from a broad range of industries trust us with their machine guarding, knowing that we custom-design guards that meet the safety standards, support high productivity, are maintenance-friendly and aesthetically pleasing.

Whether the guarding is for a new-build or to retrofit to existing machinery, we offer a comprehensive service that includes:

  • Site survey
  • Risk assessment
  • Discussions with stakeholders
  • Design
  • Manufacture
  • Installation

If you would like to know more, see our customers page.

Optimised designs

Our extensive experience means we can design and manufacture guards that perfectly match each application’s requirements, whether that calls for the use of sheet steel, wire mesh, stainless steel, aluminium or polycarbonate. Bespoke guards often use a two or more of these materials, and sometimes our made-to-measure guards are combined with standard modular perimeter guarding so customers benefit from the most cost-effective overall package.

Standards compliance and CE marking

All of our custom machine guards meet relevant standards, whether those are British Standards and guidelines, European standards or International Standards – and we can also comply with customers’ in-house standards. In line with the requirements of BS EN ISO 14120, aspects of the guard design and construction are subject to verification and/or validation by examination, inspection, testing or calculation as appropriate.

Our machine guards are supplied with a Declaration of Conformity and, depending on the scenario, are CE marked as safety components under the Machinery Directive. Our ISO 9001 Quality Management System covers the design, manufacture and installation of machine guards.