Machine safety directions in Australia

Friday, 30 September, 2011


ABB Australia Pty Limited, Jokab Safety business development manager, Ken Robertson addresses in this white paper the Australian OHS requirements for machine safety and discusses how these might be put into practice in developing appropriate machine safety solutions in industry. A critical part of this process involves identifying appropriate safety categories that are required in each situation.

Recent changes in machine safety standards in Europe, and internationally, are altering the way that this process works and will have an impact on machine safety in Australian industries. These changes and the resulting implications will be explained, showing how Australian Machine Safety can become more flexible, working in harmony with manufacturing to provide increased safety and productivity.


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