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Plant and Machinery


The Angle grinders Safeguard provides guidance on minimising risks associated with the use of angle grinders.

Angle grinders can be a dangerous power tool. Kickbacks can result in severe cuts. Discs can shatter or disintegrate producing fragments which may become lodged in the operator's eyes or other parts of the body.


The Conveyors Safeguard provides guidance on the safe use of conveyors.

Conveyors may have a number of moving parts and potential nip points, which can make them a dangerous item of equipment.


The Earthmoving equipment to lift loads Safeguard provides guidance on the selection and safe use of earthmoving equipment (EME) to lift and transport freely suspended loads.

EME is often used for non-core tasks such as lifting, moving and positioning loads, including pipes and construction equipment. Loads are freely suspended from purpose-designed lifting points fitted to such equipment.


The Isolation procedures Safeguard provides guidance on isolation procedures (including lockout, danger and out-of-service tags) for plant undergoing inspection, maintenance, cleaning, repair or construction.

Before any plant is inspected, maintained, cleaned or repaired, where practicable, it must be shut down and its energy sources locked out and tagged as part of an isolation procedure to ensure the safety of those doing the work.


The Nail guns Safeguard provides guidance on minimising the risks associated with the use of nail guns, in particular 'bump fire' nail guns.

A bump fire or bounce fire nail gun allows nails to be driven by holding the trigger in the firing position and pressing the barrel or muzzle against the work piece.