Reducing machine guarding injuries in manufacturing

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Incidents from unguarded or poorly guarded machines have cost the manufacturing industry $28 million in claims over a three-year period.

To help protect workers, SafeWork NSW has created a comprehensive suite of free resources on machine guarding safety.

You can view, print or save these based on topics of interest:

  • fact sheets on the obligations of business leaders; protecting employees; maintaining machinery; and designing machine guarding
  • safety posters to display
  • a template to record details of all workplace accidents and notify SafeWork NSW
  • a toolbox talk template to guide machine safety discussions with workers
  • an in-depth guide to designing appropriate machine guarding.

If you are in manufacturing, you can also seek tailored help to improve machine safety through an online consultation with a SafeWork NSW Inspector.

Requests can be made online or by calling 131 050.

Source: NSW Government