Safety of Machinery, Operational Safety

The safety of machinery and operational safety are crucial to a broad range of craft and industrial activities. Whether employees are working with simple tools or highly automated modern work equipment, which can even include large-scale industrial installations, it is always necessary to guarantee their safety and health.

Two men monitor the work of a machine
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Installations, machinery, equipment, and tools used for work are all categorised as work equipment. Employees’ safety and health depend to a great extent on adequate protection being put in place against possible injury risks and emissions.

Apart from protecting employees and other individuals in danger areas, it is also necessary to preserve material assets and the environment from damage. Safety and health requirements apply equally to the design and manufacture of work equipment, its deployment, and the workplace processes followed when it is in use.